Say hello to your new favorite breakfast/snack bar! These Cinnamon Oatmeal Bars are a delicious gluten-free treat to meal prep for the week. Made with just a few simple ingredients, lightly sweetened, and pack in so much delicious cinnamon flavor.
They’re topped off with a simple cream cheese icing, which can be made dairy-free by using a vegan cream cheese!
Cinnamon Oatmeal Bars
These oatmeal bars are an old recipe of mine that I shared over a year ago to Instagram. A follower recently reminded me of them, so I knew I had to get them on the blog ASAP! They’re such a perfect little treat to make.
These cinnamon oatmeal bars are naturally gluten-free (just be sure to use certified gluten-free oats), and are dairy-free friendly. Lightly sweetened with a little coconut sugar and applesauce, and come together in about 30 minutes.
What you’ll need to make Cinnamon Oatmeal Bars
- Rolled oats– oats add the perfect texture, and are a good source of whole-grains, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
- Oat flour– pre-made oat flour is ideal for its fine texture, but you can blend some rolled oats to make your own oat flour if needed!
- Coconut sugar
- Apple sauce– I love baking with applesauce since it adds a delicious sweetness and the best texture!
- Coconut oil– I tend to bake with refined coconut oil for a neutral taste.
- Vanilla extract
These bars can be sliced into 12 smaller snack bars, or 9 larger breakfast sized bars. They’re a delicious sweet fix off the morning, and packed with feel-good ingredients.
The oatmeal bars are a fun way to change up your snacking game. If you wanted to skip the cream cheese icing, they’re just as delicious on their own!
Let me know if you try them in the comments below 🙂
I don’t have applesauce or bananas…what can I do? can I omit it or what should I put?
Hey Victoria, you can try 1 cup pumpkin puree, or I would suggest a cup of finely grated apples!
Can I replace the apple sauce?
I haven’t tried with any substitutes! You should be able to swap 2 mashed bananas 🙂
Hey, what can I use instead of the egg for a vegan version? Thanks, Sab
Hey Sab! I haven’t tested myself but you can try a flax egg, I think it should work 🙂