I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been hitting the Christmas cookies pretty hard this year. Between baking up a ton (recipes coming this week!) and getting packages of cookies in the mail from The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, there has been no shortage of cookies laying around and my self control is lacking these days.
This is why I love having something healthy to grab for at 7 a.m. for breakfast to keep me out of the cookie jar. I mean, there’s a time and place for cookies for breakfast, but every single day probably isn’t it. Enter these bars.
Almost every other weekend this fall I’ve made a pan of my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oat Bars to eat for breakfast and snacks throughout the week. But dare I say I’m almost to the point where I’m a little sick of pumpkin?! I never thought that day would come back in September but I think it’s here. Pumpkin is out. Gingerbread is in. I’m not mad about it.
Just like my pumpkin oat bars, these are filled with lots of good for ya things like old fashioned oats, whole wheat flour, ground flaxseed, and no refined sugar depending on what kind of chocolate chips you use. Although, I’ve been using Tollhouse Dark Chocolate Chips which I’m sure have refined sugar in them but nobody’s perfect, right?
Regardless, we can fill up on these healthy gems and feel better about those cookies we’ll be eating later, right?