Gingerbread Oatmeal Homemade Breakfast Bars (V, GF): an easy recipe for deliciously soft homemade breakfast bars filled with your favorite holiday flavors. Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-Free.
Happy almost Thanksgiving!!! Can you believe how quickly that came? I’m a bit floored myself, but let’s just roll with it!
This year, I’ve decided that we’re starting a new tradition: we’re gonna make Christmas-y stuff the week of Thanksgiving. No more waiting for Thanksgiving to pass like turtles. We’re just gonna do it!
Okay, I was thinking you might be a tad mad and feel like I’m rushing the whole holiday thing. But… it never hurts to be prepared and extra festive right? 🙂
So this year, we’re gonna just warm up, nice and easy with Gingerbread Oatmeal Homemade Breakfast Bars. Any breakfast bar fans out there?
For you, I have the tasty following: banana chocolate chip oatmeal breakfast bars (one of my most popular recipes), pumpkin chocolate chip oatmeal breakfast bars (perfect taste of fall), cranberry almond butter breakfast bars (so thick and satisfying), peanut butter chocolate chip breakfast bars (must-try), and more to come! 😉
Meanwhile, any gingerbread fans out there?
By the way, my family legit asked me if I was gonna share a super elaborate gingerbread house recipe on my blog. I was like, whaaaaaaa? I can’t! Folks love gettin’ their super easy, super simple bake/no-bake on.
To which I received a few dead-eyed, highly unamused stares.
But, come on… I know me and I know you guys, and we don’t want something really elaborate and complex, do we? Okay, if you do, just let me know. I was planning on making slightly more complex recipes next year (we can step up our game together!)
Meanwhile, I’ve had my run-ins with crafts before. (Yes, I totally count multi-level gingerbread mansions as “crafts.”) Let’s just say… I tend to go wayyyyy overboard. Honestly, show of hands for anyone who’s remotely surprised about that?
Erik and I are always repeating the mantra to ourselves, “Go simpler! How much simpler? MUCH simpler!!” And asking ourselves, “Can this entire project/process/recipe be cut down by like 90%??”
And the answer to our childlike over exuberant selves is always, “Yes.” And, “ALL the Yes’s!!!” <— See note on overexuberance.
One year, for Christmas, we made 7 different candy and cookie recipes, packed those all up into personalized gift boxes. Then, I designed a hand drawn logo for personalized iron-ons for sweaters (for EACH person coming to our Christmas celebration).
Then, yes, there’s more… we Photoshopped 6 different family portraits, made custom holiday borders, then printed out and framed those portraits to pass out to everyone. (We couldn’t get the whole family in one place to do a Christmas portrait session, so we took matters into our own hands).
And let’s just say… that was not fun. Not fun at all!
So in the spirit of dialing down all of that over exuberant EVERYTHING, I’m gonna share a super simple, extra easy, and seriously tasty Gingerbread Oatmeal Homemade Breakfast Bars recipe!
No photoshopping/ironing/packing for you! Okay, there might be packing because you’re gonna wanna give these gingerbread bars away as gifts. Just sayin’.
But skip the custom sweatshirts, will ya? 🙂
These Gingerbread Oatmeal Homemade Breakfast Bars would be perfect to make Thanksgiving Day morning. Or, the day after a rousing/mania-filled/sanity-questioning day of Black Friday shopping.
They taste just like Christmas. In edible bar form. And who wouldn’t want that? 🙂
In case you’re still on the fence, allow me to tell you all about these incredibly yummy Gingerbread Oatmeal Homemade Breakfast Bars. They’re:
- packed with your favorite Holiday/Christmas flavors: ginger, cinnamon, cranberry, nutmeg and cloves
- made in just one bowl
- super easy to make
- soft, dense and fluffy
- bursting with delicious texture
- vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free
- awesomely refined sugar-free
- you’re new favorite homemade breakfast bar
- like, for real
- made with the whole, simple, healthy ingredients you love
- soooo much easier than handmade sweaters, elaborate photoshopped family portraits and all of that other stuff we made!
I know you’ll just love these! Grab just one bowl and I’ll start chopping up the pecans and walnuts. I’ll see ya in the kitchen! In case I don’t say it enough, I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate you being here, testing, baking, experiencing and adventuring our way through the kitchen together. 🙂 I seriously can’t wait to hear what you think! In the meantime, tell me:
What’s the most elaborate gift you ever gave?
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️
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If you enjoyed these plant-based, allergy-friendly Gingerbread Oatmeal Homemade Breakfast Bars, then you’ll just love these tasty breakfast recipes:
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- 2 flax eggs (whisk together 2 tablespoons ground flax + 6 tablespoons water, set for 15 mins)
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons natural, unsalted creamy almond butter
- 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- ¾ cup gluten free rolled oats
- ¼ cup gluten free oat flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped
- ½ cup pecans, chopped
- ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 tablespoon dried cranberries, chopped
- 1 tablespoon pecans, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or greased foil. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients: flax eggs, coconut oil, almond butter, coconut sugar and molasses. Whisk until smooth.
- Add dry ingredients: oats, flour, spices, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk until it becomes difficult to stir. Switch to using a rubber spatula, folding until well combined. Fold in cranberries, pecans and walnuts.
- Pour into the prepared baking pan. Using the rubber spatula, spread into an even layer. Optionally, press cranberries and pecans onto the top of the bars.
- Bake for 22-28 minutes. Mine took 25 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when the edges turn a dark, golden brown.
- Place on a cooling rack for 1 hour, or until completely cool. Slice into 16 bars. Enjoy!
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