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A Delicious Breakfast Treat!
This Pineapple Oatmeal Bar recipe makes a great treat for breakfast paired with a couple of egg whites or even a yummy snack with your afternoon coffee. It is low-fat, gluten-free and it makes a great E fuel if you follow Trim Healthy Mama.
Lately, the stores in my area have had these beautiful pineapples on sale for 98 cents each and if you have been around the blog log, you know I love a bargain find! With that price and the fact that my son and I love fresh pineapple, I have picked up a few with my groceries the last couple weeks.
Pineapple is higher on the glycemic index so we like to enjoy it in small portions and with a nice lean protein source to avoid a sugar spike. Since the pineapple can last a little while in the fridge I cut it up in snack portions, but I also wanted to find other ways to use it.
So one morning I was working on my weekly breakfast menus and decided it would be nice to have a yummy sweet bread-like recipe to enjoy before heading to work or our home school park days. Normally I would do a healthy blueberry baked oatmeal or banana bread, but since that particular week I had picked up the pineapple instead of bananas I thought, why not, and these Pineapple Oatmeal Bars were born.
Recipe Identity Crisis
It is so moist and delicious thanks to the moisture added by the fruit. It is a cross of a baked oatmeal and a quick bread so I wasn’t sure what to call them but after way too much thinking I just went with bars, even though they are not your typical bar shape.
I have now made this recipe twice and though it doesn’t rise up like I wish it would but it has become a nice treat to have on stand by. The mixture is super easy to pull together and a basic recipe that doesn’t call for any fancy ingredients. When I baked mine for this post I had a few more oats left in my container so I sprinkled them over the top, but that step is totally optional.
After baking the bars I lie to cut my loaf into seven to eight nice size pieces and my favorite way to eat it is for breakfast with coffee and a couple of scrambled egg whites with veggies.
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