These Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal Squares are made with 100% whole grains. A healthy breakfast recipe- they're full of fiber and will keep you satisfied all morning. The perfect grab and go for busy mornings, or to pack in your bag for a long hike.
In a large bowl, beat together egg (1), milk (1 1/2 cups), brown sugar (1/4 cup), maple syrup (1/4 cup), cinnamon (1 teaspoon), vanilla extract (1 teaspoon), baking soda (1 teaspoon), and melted butter (4 tablespoons) with an electric mixer (or vigorously by hand with a whisk).
Add the whole wheat flour (1 cup), stir until there are no dry parts.
Add the oats (2 cups) and chopped walnuts or pecans (1/2 cup) and fold in.
Add mixture to prepared baking pan.
Meanwhile, if you want the streusel topping, mix all ingredients together in a small bowl and sprinkle on top of the bars mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cut into squares.
Store in an airtight container or wrapped individually in plastic wrap at room temperature for 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months.
For a gluten free version: substitute oat flour for whole wheat flour.
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