Breakfast Foods · Oatmeal

Pan Seared Oatmeal Bars

Only 2 ingredients? Yes please. I’m all about that less ingredient life.

I love oatmeal <3 It’s a breakfast that I can be creative with! Simple oatmeal recipes can be played around with different flavors. I always let them soak overnight. I like warm oatmeal rather than cold out the fridge so I always heat it up on my stovetop in the morning! Then I top it with fresh fruit, peanut butter, seeds, nuts, etc. Whatever I’m feeling 🙂

Makes: 3 servings
1 serving = 3 bars

You can always make the full recipe and keep it in the fridge for 2-3 days. You don’t need to cook it all!


  • 10 oz oatmeal (I used Purely Elizabeth Original Oats)
  • 1 1/2 cup milk (I used Califia Farms almond milk)
  • Optional Add ins: Fresh fruit puree, nut butter, PB2, honey/agave/coconut sugar, protein powder, etc (I added peanut butter & coconut sugar)
  • My Toppings: banana coins, strawberries, raspberries, pumpkin seeds, coconut shavings, sliced almonds, peanut butter, maple syrup

Include your add-ins when you are soaking overnight!

This recipe is originally from the Purely Elizabeth Cookbook.


It’s crispy on the outside & the perfect consistency on the inside. It’s not like overnight oats texture. It’s like a warm crispy healthy oatmeal bar. So delicious! It’s like a Quaker Chewy bar consistency 🙂


Looking at these pictures make me want to make them again. What a perfect breakfast that I’m cravinnnnnng right now.



  1. Soak 10 oz oats and 1 1/2 cup almond milk overnight for at least 6-8 hours in a loaf pan or 4 x 8 pan. Include your add-ins to soak overnight with the oats + milk if you want any. If you include liquid add ins (honey, agave, etc) you should decrease the milk a bit.
  2. In the morning cut them into bars or desired shape (they shouldn’t be super flimsy but it’s not that hard where you can’t alter the shape).
  3. Preheat pan with coconut oil & when hot, gently place oatmeal bars on pan.
  4. Pan sear for 3-5 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
  5. Flip onto other side for 3-5 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Serve with fresh fruit, maple syrup, PB, or your desired toppings!


Nutrition Facts Per Serving – 3 oatmeal bars (Just the bars, not including toppings)
Calories: 148 calories 
Fat: 4 grams
Carbs: 23 grams
Protein: 6 

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