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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars 

These homemade Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars are easy to make, made with healthy, simple ingredients, perfect for an on-the-go breakfast, snack, or even dessert!

Servings: Makes 10 bars

GREEN/BLUE: 3 smartpoints per bar

PURPLE: 2 smartpoints per bar 

What ingredients do I need to make these Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars?

  • Old fashioned rolled oats-uncooked. Be sure to NOT use quick cooking or instant-otherwise the texture of the bars will be too soggy! You can use Quaker Gluten-Free rolled oats as gluten free option. 
  • All purpose flour – you can substitute the flour for Kodiak pancake buttermilk mix, if you use the Kodiak Pancake Mix you will omit the baking powder, soda, and salt. You can also substitute the all purpose flour for almond, coconut or gluten-free flour. The point value may vary depending on the brand you use. 
  • Protein Powder– optional. I love adding protein powder for extra protein and flavor! I like to use Devotion Nutrition Protein Powder– the Angel Food Cake or Java Mocha Chip. You can click HERE to read more about this protein powder. The overall point values are the same regardless if you use this protein powder or not. 
  • Cinnamon-for flavor. 
  • Baking powder-leavening agent- to help the bars rise.
  • Baking soda- leavening agent- to help the bars rise. 
  • Salt-for taste. 
  • Unsweetened applesauce- used as a substitute for oil.
  • Eggs- beaten
  • Honey- for added sweetness and used as a binding agent.
  • Vanilla extract- for flavor
  • No sugar added chocolate chips– I use ChocZero milk chocolate chips. I LOVE  ChocZero no sugar added milk chocolate chips or Lily’s milk chocolate no sugar added chocolate chips.  These two brands are my absolute favorite and have NO bitter aftertaste. ChocZero products are sweetened with a special monk-fruit formula that adds just enough sweetness without the sugar. If you prefer dark chocolate you can substitute the milk chocolate for Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips, Stevia Sweetened, with no added sugar.  You can find those HERE on Amazon.  
  • Peanut butter –I like to use Better’n Peanut Butter which is 3 smartpoints for 2 Tbsp or American Dream Nut Butters “Butter My Cup” which is-1 Tbsp-2 smartpoints or 2 Tbsp-5 smartpoints. If you wanted you could use powdered peanut butter as a substitute for the peanut butter by mixing 6 Tablespoons with 4 Tablespoons hot water. 

Where can I buy ChocZero no sugar added milk chocolate chips?

You can purchase these no sugar added milk chocolate chips online HERE.

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What low point peanut or nut butter do you recommend?

Well, my two favorite whipped peanut butters Jif Whips and Peter Pan 1/3 less fat whipped have both been discontinued-but I have since found a few other brands that I LOVE!

This Better’n Peanut Butter is only 100 calories, 3 smartpoints for 2 Tablespoons, 4 grams of protein, and is Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Palm Oil Free, and Kosher.

You can find it online on Amazon HERE.

 

The other brand I LOVE and RECOMMEND is American Dream Nut Butters. These nut butters are low in points and are amazing!!

 I have loved the every flavor I’ve tried-which is most of them! 

You can get 10% off your entire order HERE using discount code: pounddropper10

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American Dream Nut Butter Point Values-Almond Butters: sp=smartpoints

  • Frosty Pebble-1 Tbsp-2sp / 2 Tbsp-5 sp
  • Sugar Pie Honey Chunk-1 Tbsp-2sp/ 2 Tbsp-5sp
  • Mint Chocolate Dream-1 Tbsp-2sp/ 2 Tbsp-5sp
  • Cinnamon Toasties– 1 Tbsp-2 sp/ 2 Tbsp-5sp 
  • Birthday Cake-1 Tbsp-2 sp/ 2 Tbsp-4sp
  • Confetti Cake Pop-1 Tbsp-2 sp/ 2Tbso-4 sp
  • Vegan Cookie Batter-1 Tbsp-2 sp/ 2 Tbsp-4sp
  • Just Plain Nutty Almond Butter-1 Tbsp- 3sp/ 2 Tbsp-6 sp

     

American Dream Nut Butter Point Values-Peanut Butters: sp=smartpoints

  • Chipwreaked- 1 Tbsp-2 sp/ 2 Tbsp-5 sp
  • Butter My Cup-1 Tbsp-2 sp/ 2 Tbsp-5 sp
  • Cookie Batter-1 Tbsp-2 sp/ 2 Tbsp-4 sp
  • Grandmas Peanut Butter Fudge-1 Tbsp-2 sp/ 2 Tbsp 4 sp
  • Breanne’s Blend Cookie Batter- 1 Tbsp-2sp/ 2 Tbsp- 3 sp
  • Gimme S’more– 1 Tbsp-3 sp / 2 Tbsp-5 sp
  • White Chocolate Pretzel– 1 Tbsp-2 sp/ 2 Tbsp-4 sp
  • Monster Cookie– 1 Tbsp- 2sp / 2 Tbsp- 5 sp
  • Just Plain Nutty Peanut Butter-1 Tbsp-3 sp / 2 Tbsp-5 sp
  • Double Stuffed and Fluffed– 1 Tbsp-2 sp/ 2 Tbsp-5 sp

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How do I make these Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars?

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 8×8 pan non stick cooking spray.

In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and protein powder, if using. Set aside.

In a separate bowl combine, unsweetened applesauce, beaten eggs, honey, peanut butter and vanilla.

Mix until combined. 

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined.

Fold in chocolate chips. 

Pour and spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.

Batter will be a bit thick! 

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool before cutting bars.

Cut 5 vertical rows by 2 horizontal rows to get 10 even bars. 

Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days or the in fridge for up to a week. 

 

Ingredients: 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a 8×8 pan non stick cooking spray.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and protein powder, if using. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl combine, unsweetened applesauce, beaten eggs, honey, peanut butter and vanilla. Mix until combined. Ok
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined. 
  • Fold in chocolate chips. 
  • Pour and spread mixture into the prepared pan. The batter may appear to be a bit thick!
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool before cutting bars. Cut 5 vertical rows by 2 horizontal rows to get 10 even bars. 
  • Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days or the in fridge for up to a week. 

Servings: Makes 10 bars

GREEN/BLUE: 3 smartpoints for 1 bar 

PURPLE: 2 smartpoints per bar 

 

Author Notes:

  • Point value was calculated using  Better’n Peanut Butter Peanut Butter or American Dream “Butter My Cup” Peanut Butter.
  • If you use the Kodiak Pancake Mix you will omit the baking powder, soda, and salt. You may also substitute the all purpose flour for almond, coconut or gluten-free flour. The point value may vary depending on the brand you use. 
  • Point values may vary depending on the brand of ingredients you use. 
  • You could use powdered peanut butter as a substitute for the peanut butter by mixing 6 Tablespoons with 4 Tablespoons hot water to make 1/4 cup.
Yield: 10

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars 

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars 

These homemade Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars are easy to make, made with healthy, simple ingredients, perfect for an on-the-go breakfast, snack, or even dessert!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats-uncooked
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour *see notes for substitution
  • 2 Tbsp protein powder-optional. I love using Devotion Nutrition for added protein and flavor 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce 
  • 2 eggs, beaten 
  • 1 Tbsp honey 
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter  -I use  Better'n Peanut Butter Peanut Butter or "Butter my Cup" or "Cookie Batter" American Dream Nut Butters 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/3 cup or 42 grams no sugar added chocolate chips- I use ChocZero milk chocolate chips

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Spray a 8x8 pan non stick cooking spray.
    3. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and protein powder, if using. Set aside.
    4. In a separate bowl combine, unsweetened applesauce, beaten eggs, honey, peanut butter and vanilla. Mix until combined. Ok
    5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until just combined. 
    6. Fold in chocolate chips. 
    7. Pour and spread mixture into the prepared pan. The batter may appear to be a bit thick!
    8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool before cutting bars. Cut 5 vertical rows by 2 horizontal rows to get 10 even bars. 
    9. Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 3 days or the in fridge for up to a week. 

    Servings: Makes 10 bars

    GREEN/BLUE: 3 smartpoints per bar

    PURPLE: 2 smartpoints per bar 

Notes

    • Point value was calculated using Better'n Peanut Butter Peanut Butter or American Dream "Butter My Cup" Peanut Butter.
    • You could use powdered peanut butter as a substitute for the peanut butter by mixing 6 Tablespoons with 4 Tablespoons hot water to make 1/4 cup.
    • If you use the Kodiak Pancake Mix you will omit the baking powder, soda, and salt. You may also substitute the all purpose flour for almond, coconut or gluten-free flour. The point value may vary depending on the brand you use. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 154mgCarbohydrates: 16gNet Carbohydrates: 14gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 5g

Katie

Wednesday 24th of March 2021

Hi! I made this recipe and really enjoy the flavor; however, my bars turned out pretty dry. Any ideas on how to prevent this next time? I used flour/baking powder/baking soda and PB2, if that makes a difference. Thank you so much!! Love your recipes!

Lindsay Kehl

Wednesday 24th of March 2021

HI Katie

I recommend using creamy peanut butter instead of PB2 that will make a big difference in the texture.

Thanks for your amazing support and for loving the recipes! Have a wonderful day!

Jennifer Mclane

Thursday 18th of February 2021

Can I use egg substitute? Or maybe use applesauce to replace the eggs?

Lindsay Kehl

Friday 19th of February 2021

Yes,

You could use egg substitute or a mashed banana as a substitute for the egg, if you prefer.

Thank you

Jenny

Thursday 18th of February 2021

Could I use Justin’s peanut butter in this? I like it because it’s just simple ingredients and so little sugar. Or do not like that one because of the palm oil?

Lindsay Kehl

Thursday 18th of February 2021

Hi Jenny,

Yes; you bet! That peanut butter would work well.

Thanks

Becky Edwards

Tuesday 16th of February 2021

These look really good! If I use the Kodiak mix should I still use the baking powder, baking soda, and salt? Thanks for all your work on these recipes, Lindsay.

Lindsay Kehl

Wednesday 17th of February 2021

Thanks Becky! Great question. No, you will want to omit the baking powder, soda and salt if you use the Kodiak pancake Mix-the pancake mix already has salt and leavening agents in it already!

I'll add that in my post!! Thanks again!

Linds

Dee

Tuesday 16th of February 2021

Can i use peanut butter powder in this oatmeal pb choc chip bar instead of peanut butter?

Jaime

Tuesday 16th of February 2021

I was wondering the same thing??

stacy

Tuesday 16th of February 2021

That was my question too!

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