3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Breakfast Bar

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Who couldn’t use an extra energy boost in the morning? With a Peanut Butter Breakfast Bar to start your day, you can skip the extra cup of coffee. A known source of protein, peanut butter makes these bars an energizing start to your day. Meanwhile, this delicious spread also happens to control hunger. In addition to being healthy and delicious, these breakfast bars are also a breeze to make. With just three ingredients, these bars pack the convenience of a take-out breakfast without the fat and calories. Peanut butter and dates add just the right amount of sweetness, while fiber-rich oats keep you fuller longer. Finally, a quick and easy choice that’s actually good for you! Whip up a quick batch of these Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars, and you’ll stay on track all week!

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Breakfast Bar

3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Breakfast Bar

Yields: 8 servings | Serving Size: 1 bar | Calories: 232 | Total Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 3mg | Carbohydrates: 39g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 30g | Protein: 5g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 11


  • 1 1/2 cups date, pit removed
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats


  1. Line a 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Place the dates in a food processor and process until roughly chopped. Note: if dates are not moist and sticky before being chopped, soak the whole dates in warm water for about 10 minutes.
  3. After the dates have been chopped, add the peanut butter and the oats. Pulse until just combined.Press the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Place in the freezer until set, about 1 hour. Cut and serve. Store in the refrigerator.

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13 Comments on "3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Breakfast Bar"

  1. Sharon  January 5, 2018

    I don’t like dates. Is there a good substitute?

  2. Angela  January 6, 2018

    I absolutely LOVE these bars! I keep them in stock in the fridge all the time! Thank you so much! Do you have a new Freestyle points number for these? And if I used sunbutter in place of pb, would the freestyle points be less? Thank you so very much for your time and sharing of this recipe!

    • Gale Compton  January 6, 2018

      Angela, We don’t have the Freestle points yet but hope to soon. Glad you lover the bars. 🙂

  3. Robin  January 29, 2018

    What kind of oats do you use? Quick, regular, steel cut?

  4. KC  December 29, 2018

    Raisins are also a good substitute for dates.

  5. Jan  June 27, 2019

    I used figs, 7 nut butter, oats. Wonderful!

    • Nichole Furlong  June 29, 2019

      Glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  6. Cheryl  July 21, 2019

    Can you use steel cut oats? That’s all I have on hand

    • Nichole Furlong  July 24, 2019

      Steel cut oats would not be best for this recipe.

  7. DCB  January 25, 2020

    I have medjool dates. Would I use the same amount?

    • Nichole Furlong  January 28, 2020

      Yes, same amount!


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