December 5, 2017

RECIPE: 2-Minute Chewy Oat Bar (with just 4 ingredients!)

I'm never sure what to call this. It's more of an "oat patty", but that just doesn't sound very appealing. This basically makes a chewy oatmeal patty (we'll call it a bar) that you can top with pretty much anything! My favorite is honey and banana. (See more photos below the recipe for other ideas)



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2-Minute Chewy Oat Bar

Ingredients:

1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 egg white (or 2 Tbsp. liquid egg whites, like Egg Beaters)
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. honey (optional, but the honey makes this divine!)

Directions:

In a small bowl, combine the oats, egg whites, and cinnamon. Stir well.

In another bowl (preferably a larger bowl with a flat bottom of about 4 inches or so), spray the bottom and sides with cooking spray. (Alternatively, you could grease it with coconut oil, or other oil. Just make sure you use something to prevent it from sticking.)

In the prepared bowl, spread the oat mixture across the bottom of the bowl, and press down hard. You're basically forming a "crust", so you want to make sure it's packed together across the bottom of the bowl.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and leave a small corner open to vent the steam.

Microwave on high power for 90 seconds. Carefully remove the bar from the bowl, using a utensil to slide between the oat bar and the bowl. It will be in one piece--an "oat patty".

Drizzle with honey, and eat as-is, or top it however you'd like: peanut butter, banana, jam, Nutella, walnuts, sliced fruit, or anything else you can come up with.


The recipe as written--just the honey (it's delicious!)

Topped with Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter

Topped with honey + PB2 (powdered peanut butter) stirred together

I've even used this as a pizza crust! Omit the cinnamon and use garlic salt,
then add pizza sauce and cheese and bake for a few minutes.


7 comments:

  1. This looks like a great quick breakfast! I'm intrigued, might have to try this one!

    Also, completely different side note, but do you have any thoughts on the new WW program? I know you're not doing it anymore or counting calories but I wasn't sure if you read up on it at all! I'm not planning on joining myself since I don't think its worth the cost for me but I'm intrigued by the whole system. Its definitely different!

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    1. I haven't heard anything about it! But I'm a lifetime member, and I know I would weigh in under my WW goal. I think I'll go to a meeting and get the materials to check it out. I don't want to do the program, but I'm definitely curious!

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    2. Let me know if you do go! I'm not a member so I can't go to a meeting right now but my friend is and it's very interesting. It's called Weight Watchers Freestyle. There a TON more "zero point" foods now, not just fruits and veggies. I was just curious to hear your opinion!

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    3. I just thought I’d give my input since I am currently doing Weight Watchers. My weekly meeting is tomorrow, but I’ve read plenty on the changes. They haven’t added a significant amount of 0 point foods, but the total list is about 200 items. The “new” ones are skinless turkey, skinless chicken, all seafood, eggs, bananas. By Freestyle they’re saying you don’t have to track the 0 SP foods. BUT, one thing they’re not telling you is they have reduced your weekly SP. I had 30 and now have 23. And they automatically roll over unused points (like, who does that?!) I honestly count calories and not points so I’m not freaking out over the changes. I lost 5.8 last week doing my thing. I like the accountability of going to the meetings, that is my motivator.

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  2. Great recipe-- another benefit is that with the right oats it would be gluten free! Something quick I could prepare for my celiac vegetarian stepdaughter when she visits-- thanks!

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  3. This looks yum!!!

    I was going to ask the same thing as Amanda!! ^^^

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  4. I tried this yesterday topped with sliced pears and toasted almonds. Delicious! I love the chewiness of the oatmeal base. Thanks, Katie!

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