Oatmeal On-The-Go Bars by Weelicious: Kids in the Kitchen

The name really says it all on this one. As working moms, I’m sure most of us would admit that “on-the-go” is pretty much the only mode we operate in. When it comes to cooking, it needs to be quick and easy. As I work harder to focus on healthy ingredients, I’m often drawn back to my Weelicious Cookbook, where simple healthy recipes abound and cooking is always a family affair. This week, for the Kids in the Kitchen Series, we had to come up with a breakfast food to cook with our children. I immediately thought of the Oatmeal On-The-Go Bars by Weelicious because they’re super healthy, very easy and have lots of ingredients that the boys enjoy dumping in their bowls. And for the working mom, they are a major win, because they’re perfect for me to grab for breakfast as I’m heading out the door in the morning.

Oatmeal On-The-Go Bars | Weelicious | Chaos & Kiddos

I admit, this post was supposed to publish first thing Monday morning. As often happens, life got in the way, and I’m, let’s see, only about 12 hours late. I almost didn’t get it done tonight either! I had one moment of “Oh, I’ll just do it tomorrow,” and thankfully, I convinced myself otherwise. Cooking tonight with the kids (all 3 of them!) will be a memory I hold dear for years to come. The boys were so excited, and their “sissy” was happy to hang out with her family for some tasty fun. They ended up chanting “You can do it! You can do it!” when Emily was measuring ingredients and even hugged each other in happiness, which is a rare occasion for my crazy competitive boys. It was a special night. I’m so glad I followed through. Doing these series with my blogger friends really challenges me to purposefully plan fun activities with my children, which as a busy mom, is something I feel I often overlook when the going gets tough, even though it should be my number 1 priority.

Oatmeal On-The-Go Bars | Weelicious | Chaos & Kiddos

What You’ll Need: 

  • 2 cups Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk
  • 1/2 cup Applesauce
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 3/4 cup Dried Fruit (I used raisins and dried cranberries)
  • 1/4 cup Nuts or Seeds (I used Pepitas and Sunflower Seeds)

Preparation: 

-Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

-Combine oats, flour, cinnamon, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl.

Oatmeal On-The-Go Bars | Weelicious | Chaos & Kiddos

-Combine milk, applesauce, egg, honey and vanilla in a large bowl.

Oatmeal On-The-Go Bars | Weelicious | Chaos & Kiddos

-Mix the dry and wet ingredients together.

-Add the dried fruit and nuts.

Oatmeal On-The-Go Bars | Weelicious | Chaos & Kiddos

-Pour into a greased baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.

Oatmeal On-The-Go Bars | Weelicious | Chaos & Kiddos

These bars will last 5 days in the fridge and can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Be sure to check out what recipes my gal pals tackled for this week’s challenge and link up your own tasty breakfast posts!

Kids in the Kitchen | Chaos & Kiddos: Mommy's Survival Guide


Comments

  1. says

    I bet these are so good. They look like they are having such fun! I need to get in action shots next time. these are so great! first I need to clean the kitchen lol. :)

    • says

      I have my little clean kitchen pic nook. Ha! Honestly, I get the actions shot in because it allows me to complete the post but also capture awesome family memories! (Which I slack on majorly)

  2. says

    Everyone looks like they are having a blast making these bars, too much fun!! Your Kids in the Kitchen series is so much fun to follow. Thanks for sharing on our facebook page today. I pinned and will be sharing too :)

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