Many of our clients and guests at breakfast events ask “how do you make those amazing oatmeal bars?”
Many of you have probably asked or wondered about PT’s recipe secrets. Well.. It is time to share some recipes. I will start by saying what my Mom, Aunts and Grandma always say.. ‘When you are cooking or baking, it only tastes perfect when it is made with love,” Start any recipe quest by spreading love! Know that those you are feeding are going to enjoy and be so happy to eat your special meal or treats. I am personally not the best chef or baker in the world (which is why they don’t let me in the kitchen here) but when something is made with love.. anyone can be a chef.
Let me give you a little background. Our oatmeal bar idea sprung from me complaining in the office how I always go in the kitchen around 3PM to grab a snack. I would bring back brownies, cookies, cannolis, etc but as we all know those are good in monitored portions. I asked Jacobo (our head baker) to make a healthy snack that wouldn’t make me feel so bad, but still tastes great. This is what he made…
1/3 cup Dried Cranberries
1/3 cup Walnuts
1 cup Old-fashioned Rolled Oats
3/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
10 tablespoons Butter (room temperature)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl beat butter and brown sugar together until light and creamy. Add the flours and mix until combined and comes together in large clumps. Mixture will be crumbly. Add oats, dried cranberries and walnuts.
Press dough into a buttered 8-inch square baking pan lined with parchment paper or greased. Bake 20 minutes, or until golden brown (as shown in photo). Let cool completely before slicing. Slice into Squares, Rectangles or cut out cookie cutter shapes.
These oatmeal bars are an almost guilt free snack or breakfast item. We include these treats in our continental corporate breakfast packages!
We love these and hope you do as well!
Post your comments on how your oatmeal bars taste!