Breakfast Bars

This is an easy breakfast bar recipe that can be made ahead of time and our kids really enjoy.


Breakfast Bars

Makes: 2 to 3 dozen bars


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1 cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine butter, sugar, eggs and molasses in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; adding to first mixture and stir well to mix.
  4. Stir in oatmeal, walnuts (optional), raisins or cranberries and chocolate pieces.
  5. Spoon into a lightly greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until done.
  6. Cut into bars.



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