Chocolate Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars
Adapted slightly from Food Faith Fitness
Oh dear foodie friends, I did it! After 4 months, I am within 1 lb. of my weight-loss goal. Some people might say I should wait to celebrate until I’m there, but (a couple pounds ago) one of my friends looked at me like it’s time to stop … I said I only want to lose a few more pounds and then I’ll go into maintenance mode. Really, I will …
So that got me thinking: what does maintenance mode look like? I think it involves some of the more indulgent things that I love and have been severely reducing like peanut butter and chocolate …
When I saw these peanut butter chocolate bars from Food Faith Fitnesss, I was more than intrigued, I was mesmerized. I felt deserving of a decedent (yet kinda sorta still healthy) breakfast. It’s a little like eating Reese’s for breakfast, but in a soft and ooey gooey good cookie-bar form.
THE perfect celebratory food, in my humble opinion. This is an amazing achievement and well worthy of a peanut butter chocolate celebration
- 1 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup oat flour (ground oats), plus 2 tablespoons
- 1/4 cup powdered peanut butter (I used PB2)
- 1/4 cup vanilla protein powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup roasted peanuts, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- For the top: 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray a 9x9x2 inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
- Put the peanut butter in a large mixing bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds to soften it. Stir in the honey, then the vanilla and egg until well mixed.
- Add the dry ingredients and stir to mix, then stir in the milk, then the peanuts & dark chocolate chips. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.
- Bake at 350 F. for 20 - 25 minutes or until the edges are nicely browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
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