These nutritious oatmeal baked bars make the perfect start to your day.



Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. So why are we eating glorified desserts and calling it nutritious?? This oatmeal baled bar is a great way to get the best of both worlds. Because it is good for you as it is healthy!! Feel free to go as crazy as you want with it adding in dried fruits, chopped apples, sliced bananas, or even frozen blueberries!!!

You will feel the difference from fueling your body with these nutrient-dense easy to make go-to breakfast choice!

Yields: 15 servings  

Prep Time: 0 hours 15 mins  

Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins  

Ingredients

For oats

1 tbsp. butter, for pan

5 c. rolled oats

1 1/3 c. toasted walnuts, roughly chopped, divided

1 tbsp. ground cinnamon

3 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. kosher salt

4 1/2 c. whole milk



 1/2 c. heavy cream

 1/2 c. maple syrup

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

For frosting

4 oz. cream cheese softened

 1/3 c. butter, softened

1 c. powdered sugar

2 tbsp. heavy cream



Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° and butter a 9″-x-13″ baking dish. In a large bowl stir together oats, 1 cup walnuts, cinnamon, baking powder, and kosher salt.
  2. In another large bowl, whisk together milk, heavy cream, maple syrup, egg, and vanilla. Pour dry ingredients into prepared pan, then pour wet ingredients over them. Stir to ensure there are no dry spots. 
  3. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, until top is golden and no liquid remains. 
  4. Meanwhile, make the frosting: In a large bowl, combine butter and cream cheese and beat until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Gradually add heavy cream to loosen. 
  5. Let oatmeal cool, 10 minutes. Cut into squares and serve with a drizzle of frosting and a sprinkle of toasted walnuts.