Pretty much immediately after I ate my single-serve coconut oatmeal cookie this morning, I got to work again and made a bigger and better variation.
Chocolate Chip Pina Colada Oat Bars
Adding chocolate chips always ups the game.
- 1 C. old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 T. cinnamon
- 1 T. coconut oil
- 3 T. unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 T. honey
- 2 mini scoops stevia
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (sun warrior for me)
- 1 1/2 T. ground flax seed
- 1/2 C. coconut milk
- 1/4 C. chocolate chips
- 1/4. C. frozen pineapple
Mix together all the ingredients except for the chocolate chips and pineapple.
Blend it up.
Fold in the pineapple and chocolate chips. Add to a bread pan (sprayed with nonstick spray) and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
Cut into bar shapes and enjoy while they’re still warm! These don’t even need any toppings!
My Dad recommended that I add some slivered almonds for crunch, while my Mom said that they are perfect as-is. If you try them, let me know whose side you’re on!
Zumba was a blast today! A different instructor taught the class—so I had beginner status yet-again. My sister and I are still hiding out in the back row until we have a few more classes under our belts!
Well I’m off to spend the night studying at the library. Even though I have the day off tomorrow—I still have a lot to get done before Tuesday!