Let me show you how I recreated my favorite oat bars from Starbucks – combining these two loves! Oats are just straight up yummy and I am a huge fan of oatmeal and anything to do with the breakfast classic. So, when I found this recipe that I adapted that looked just like my beloved Starbucks oat bars – I just had to try them and put them in my life! There are so many delicious items that I love from there and Starbucks oat bars are definitely high on my list!
You call it Starbucks but I call it love. – Bella
These bars are great for breakfast or a mid-morning snack. Sometimes I will even have them as a post-workout snack to help refuel my body. Oats are great in providing your body with many nutritional benefits – not to mention they are a source of soluble fiber that is linked to good heart health. If you’re not eating oatmeal for breakfast, you’re missing out on a delicious way to add fiber and nutrients to your body first thing in the morning! My theory is if they are healthy you can eat more than one and if they are cut small, you can have even more! These are definitely worth the calories, even though they aren’t going to do any real damage to your daily calorie intake! You must try these bars.
These parchment paper sheets are perfect for baking! No sticking plus easy clean up.
Starbucks Oat Bars Recipe
Just Like Starbucks Oat Bars
- 3.5 cups oats quick cooking
- 1/2 cup butter unsalted
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
- 1/4 cup corn syrup light
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 325 F and line a 9 x 9 inch pan with parchment paper.
- Grind 2 cups (using a food processor) of the oats until it looks like a fine flour. Pour in a bowl and stir in the other 1.5 cups of un-ground oats.
- Melt the butter, sugar and syrup over medium heat until the butter is completely melted and the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and whisk in the milk and vanilla extract.
- Pour the butter mixture over the oats and stir until combined. Spoon the mixture into the pan and press the oats into the pan firmly and evenly. I used a metal spatula and pressed as hard as I could. Use cooking spray on the spatula if it is sticking.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the edges are slightly golden. Cool before slicing.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
I know it’s only the end of summer, but I should really be starting to figure out what I want to do for my Christmas baking this year! (Surprise – I’ll be making these Starbucks Oat Bars by the dozen, please and thank you.) I always leave it to the last minute, but this year, I swear, I am going to start early. You know how it is – you can plan all you want but once that time of the year comes around, you kind of forget that plan!
If anyone has any great recipes (or secret family recipes!) they would like to share with me…bring it on, my friend! Also, if you find a gluten-free version of Starbucks’ lemon pound cake, send it my way ASAP and I will love you forever. I love finding new yummy treats that I can share with all my friends and family. And in exchange, here is my pared down recipe for my favorite Starbucks Oat Bars! Your turn! 😉
Hope you all enjoy! If you are a Starbucks fan, check out this homemade copycat Starbucks pink drink recipe.