Gluten-Free Chai Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

September is here! And that means one thing: it’s time for all the cozy flavors. There is nothing more comforting than a warm chai latte on a blustery Fall morning. Okay, there’s one thing. These Gluten-Free Chai Oatmeal Breakfast Bars!

chai oatmeal breakfast bars healthy vegan gluten free breakfast recipe bars stacked on each other with cashew butter and vegan whipped cream

Just look at that beautiful oat texture! These bars are essentially baked oatmeal but with tons of extra flavor, more chewy, and packed with even more goodness. The best part is, they can be vegan if you omit the collagen and they are packed with plant-based protein. And, they make the perfect Fall meal prep!

What is your favorite way to eat oatmeal?

If baked oatmeal isn’t your thing, then I dare you to try these gluten-free oat bars! They are more of a cross between a blondie and oatmeal than just straight up baked oatmeal, which is a more appealing texture for some people. These bars are moist and the warm notes of cinnamon and cloves with the spicy ginger work splendid together.

Chai Oatmeal Bars are a healthy Fall breakfast.

These oatmeal bars are healthy for the body and the soul! The most important thing to me is that the foods I share with you are easy to make, contain accessible ingredients, and are fun! Because of this, I want to share lots of cozy easy recipes with you this fall. Starting with these bars. The flavor of chai comes through in these bars in the most beautiful way. It reminds me of a gorgeous latte or cozy morning by the fire. Topped with vegan whipped cream, these are absolutely good for the soul. And, these may be considered healthy for your body. These oatmeal bars contain lots of complex carbs, healthy fats, and plant-based protein. Now, I’m no dietician, but I do know a yummy and filling breakfast when I see one.

As a reminder, if you are inspired by this recipe and make it or make something inspired by it, be sure to tag me on Instagram at maggiebakesgrace for a chance to be featured on my story! For the inspiration behind this recipe, check out Minimalist Baker. Catch my recipe below!

chai oatmeal breakfast bars healthy vegan gluten free breakfast recipe bars stacked on each other with cashew butter and vegan whipped cream

Gluten-Free Chai Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

These gluten-free chai oatmeal breakfast bars are easy to make, taste fantastic, and are healthy for your body and your soul! They can also be made vegan.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 34 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 bars

Ingredients
  

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cashew butter or other neutral nut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup almond milk

Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats

Optional

  • 1 scoop Doctor's Best Collagen
  • 1 scoop Designer Protein vanilla plant based protein

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
  • Grease a 7x10 baking pan (or 9x13 but bars will be thinner).
  • In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla. Once smooth, stir in milk.
  • Gently stir in all the dry ingredients until just combined. Add your collagen and protein here if desired.
  • Add batter to greased dish and bake for 22-25 minutes
  • Let cool, then cut and serve with vegan whipped cream or toppings of choice.
Keyword baked oats, baking, breakfast, easy breakfast, easy recipe, gluten-free, healthy breakfast, meal prep, vegan baking, vegan breakfast

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Energy Bites

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Energy Bites. I mean, the name speaks for itself doesn’t it?! Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies are all the rage right now. There are so many recipes out there, but an especially popular one from Kale Junkie was the inspiration for these beauties. Now what makes these energy bites even better than the cookie itself? THEY ARE ONLY 5 INGREDIENTS!

vegan cookie dough bites. the chocolate chips in the energy bites have a beautiful shine to them. The bites are served in a coconut bowl filled with chocolate chips. There are burlap sacks and purple flowers in the background.

Who believes me when I say these beautiful bites of heaven are only 5 ingredients? Well you better believe it! These vegan energy bites are so easy to make, don’t make a huge mess, and are a nourishing dessert or snack. Energy bites have been a staple in my household for a long time. When I was an elite swimmer, they made a really great pre-practice snack. You can meal prep them ahead of time to snack on during the week, or make a small fresh batch and eat it all for dessert in one night (I can’t say I haven’t done it!)

The best part of these vegan energy bites?

They’re so customizable! You can use whatever chocolate you want. You can use nut butter instead of tahini if that’s what you have. You can even add vanilla & salt for more flavor. The list goes on and on! I am playing with a few new flavors of energy bites, but this one is definitely my favorite so far. It might have something to do with the fact that I am obsessed with cookies. You know how I can tell? Maybe because almost all of my dessert recipes are cookie related (haha!) Be sure to let me know what other energy bite flavors you want, and tag me on Instagram at maggiebakesgrace for a chance to be featured!

PS: The chocolate I use in these is Enjoy Life Chocolate chips and then chunks of JOJOs Chocolate, which you can shop here for a discount!

vegan cookie dough bites. one cookie dough ball has a bite out of it to show the inside texture.the chocolate chips in the energy bites have a beautiful shine to them. The bites are served in a coconut bowl filled with chocolate chips. There are burlap sacks and purple flowers in the background.

Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookie Vegan Energy Bites

The best cookie gets a vegan energy bite remix. With only 5 ingredients, these cookie dough bites are wholesome, nutritious, and make a tasty snack or dessert.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 balls

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 3 tbsp tahini
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup chocolate vegan chocolate of choice

Instructions
 

  • Add first four ingredients to a food processor. Blend together until smooth dough forms.
  • Add dough to bowl. Stir in chocolate of choice.
  • Using clean hands, take 1 tbsp of dough at a time and roll into balls.
  • Store in sealed container in refrigerator or enjoy fresh. Enjoy!
Keyword chocolate, cookie, gluten-free, healthy dessert, healthy snack, meal prep, no-bake, oats, vegan, vegan dessert