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RECIPE: Healthy breakfast oatmeal squares

These oatmeal squares take a healthy breakfast to a whole new level. They are gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan and make a great alternative to sugary breakfast cereals.

The fibre-rich oats and oat flour combined with healthy fats from creamy nut butter and your favourite add-ins make this recipe a HIT!

Total time 35 minutes
Makes 12-16 bars


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RECIPE: Healthy breakfast oatmeal squares



  • 3/4 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flaxseed + 6 tbsp water, whisked together, set for 15 minutes)
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp natural, unsalted nut butter
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract


  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips, chopped nuts, chopped fruit


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line a 20cm x 20cm baking pan with baking paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients: oats, oat flour, coconut, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients: flax eggs, coconut oil, nut or seed butter, coconut sugar and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Pour the wet mixture over the dry mixture. Use a rubber spatula to stir and fold the ingredients together until well combined. Fold in add-ins.
  5. Transfer into prepared baking pan. Using a rubber spatula, spread into an even and tightly packed layer. Optionally, press toppings into the dough.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  7. Place on a cooling rack for 1 hour or until completely cool. Life oatmeal breakfast squares out of the baking pan. Slice to your preferred size.

Nutritional Information (per serving, 1 square)

Calories: 135 kcal; Fat: 9.9g; Sodium: 58.5mg; Carbohydrates: 10.3g; Fibre: 2.1g; Sugar: 4.4g; Protein: 3g.

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By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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