Hearty and delicious, Baked Oatmeal Confetti Bars are perfect for breakfast or everyday snacks. At 89 calories per serving this easy one bowl recipe pleases everyone!
What do you feed a bunch of Hungry little Gymnasts?
Backtrack two years ago and I would have whipped out a box of these from my coffee shop.
This would have made me king of the gym with the kids. But not so much with the parents, since upon finishing the donuts some sugar induced hyperactivity would surely follow.
Although…… If memory serves me right, after the kids would get there fill of the goods, the parents would quietly move in to devour whatever is left. Come on, don’t deny it, the site of a box of donuts with all that shimmering glaze, frosting, and sprinkles excites all of you parents and adults as well!
Since I no longer have a bakery at my disposal I decided to make something that would please both the kids and parents. Something that feels like a treat, but is actually healthy and filling. And perhaps not as messy and sticky as a box of donuts.
Baked Oatmeal Confetti bars make everyone happy!
They satisfy parents with their nutrient dense ingredients, while pleasing the hungry gymnast with their dessert like taste. The whole recipe gets made right in a blender or food processor making clean up a breeze. You can make them in advance so they are easy to bring to an event to share, or keep in the fridge for breakfast for the week. Most noteworthy,the sprinkles!
You can’t go wrong with sprinkles, am I right?
This is what I used to make these oatmeal bars. It makes it super easy. You just dump everything in, blend it up, then pour the batter into your pan. I also use it to make all of my oatmeal flour for recipes like my Banana Baked Oatmeal Bars.
- 120 grams (11/2cups) Oatmeal
- 60 grams (1/2 cup) flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup sugar substitute
- 226 grams (1 cup) unsweetened applesauce
- One egg
- ½ cup sweetened condensed almond milk (see recipe link)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons butter flavored extract
- 60 grams (1/4 cup) sprinkles
- Line a 8X8 pan with parchment paper and set aside. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a food processor or blender add the oatmeal, flour, baking powder , baking soda, salt and sugar and blend until the oatmeal has turned into oat flour.
- Add in the egg, applesauce, condensed milk, and both extracts and blend until everything everything is combined.
- Pour the batter into your pre-pared pan, top with sprinkles, and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Other great make ahead and portable oatmeal recipes
Would you agree that adding sprinkles to anything instantly makes it more appealing?
Would you be angry with me if I brought a box of donuts for your kids to eat? But then quickly eat up any leftovers?