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I catch a glimpse of the time as I swat at the obnoxious noise coming from my alarm clock.

That can’t be right…I overslept again?

Quickly I rush around to wake up kids and make sure they have everything they need.

Backpacks.  A packed lunch.  Clothes for gym class.  Oh, and breakfast.

Some mornings, breakfast on the go is the only way to make it all work.  Those are the mornings I’m thankful that I made oatmeal breakfast bars.

A Yummy, Frugal Snack

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These easy oatmeal breakfast bars are great for life on the go.  It’s one of our family’s favorite snacks for trips.

But they aren’t just perfect for rushed mornings.

I also love this recipe because it’s another frugal way to use up leftover fruits and yogurt that got shoved to the back of the fridge.

You can create your own flavors based on what you have on hand.

Chop up that apple with the bad spot and toss it in.  Sprinkle the blueberries that were just a bit sour.

Or mix in a variety of berries that no one is eating.

Another thing that makes this recipe versatile is that you can use frozen fruits.  It’s so easy to change up to meet your needs!

Or, change the flavor by using a flavored cup of yogurt.

For some reason, we often have an extra cup of strawberry yogurt that no one wants.  When it nears or is just past the “best by” date, I put together some breakfast bars.

And those yogurt cups and fruit that the kids didn’t want?  I don’t get it, but the kids devour them when you add them to these breakfast bars.

(I mean, I’ll take a victory however I can get it!)

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Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

This recipe is so easy.  Mix it up, dump it, spread it out, and bake it.  It’s my kind of baking!

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars: Wet Ingredients

I like to mix my first ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars: Dry Ingredients

Next, I put my dry ingredients into a 4 cup measuring cup and stir them.

It’s a breeze to add the dry ingredients to the wet, and it’s fewer dishes to clean.  (Gotta love it!)

Then you’ll add your oats and special ingredients.  Like raisins?  Want to use up leftover fruit?  Add whatever you works best.  A little or a lot depending on what you have on hand.

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Recipe

Or, you can follow the actual recipe below.

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Oatmeal Breakfast Bars: A Frugal, Homemade Snack for Life On the Go
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Oatmeal breakfast bars are a great way to use up leftover fruits and yogurt. You'll love having this easy on-the-go food on hand!
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12
  • ¾ c brown sugar
  • ½ c granulated sugar
  • 1 c yogurt (plain, vanilla, or whatever flavor you have that complements your fruit)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 T applesauce or butter
  • 2 T milk
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1½ c flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • ¼ t salt
  • 3 c oats
  • 1 c fruit (raisins, chopped apples, berries, whatever you have on hand)
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl, mix sugars, yogurt, egg, applesauce, milk, and vanilla.
  3. In a smaller bowl (or a 4 c measuring cup), combine flour, soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
  5. Mix in oats and fruit.
  6. Pour into ungreased 13x9 pan. Spread to cover.
  7. Bake 30 minutes or until golden.
  8. Cut into bars once cool.

This easy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars recipe is a hit with our family.  I’m sure yours will love it, too.

Add it to your menu plan and save some time and money at the grocery store.

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Easy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars: A Frugal, Homemade Snack On the Go
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Easy Oatmeal Breakfast Bars: A Frugal, Homemade Snack On the Go
Looking for an easy oatmeal breakfast bars recipe? You'll love this one. It tastes delicious, works great for on the go mornings, and will save you money.
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