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Air-Fried Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Total Time
25 min
10 min
10 min
If you’re a fan of baked oatmeal but want something quicker and that makes a smaller batch, this recipe is for you. The oatmeal mixture (made with oat flour that you make in the blender, along with whole oats) is patted into a square and air-fried until it’s crisp on top and chewy-hearty inside. The finishing touches are a swoop of yogurt and a fresh berry topping. Done in only 20 minutes, it’s easy enough for a weekday.


Uncooked old fashioned rolled oats

1½ cup(s), divided

Unsweetened applesauce

½ cup(s)

Powdered peanut butter

3 Tbsp


2 tsp

Baking soda

½ tsp

Table salt

¼ tsp

Ground cinnamon

¼ tsp

Plain fat free Greek yogurt

¼ cup(s)


¼ cup(s)


¼ cup(s), chopped


  1. In a blender, process ¾ cup oats on high speed until a fine flour forms, 30 seconds to 1 minute. In a medium bowl, whisk together the applesauce, powdered peanut butter, honey, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in the oat flour and the remaining oats. Onto a piece of parchment paper, pat the mixture into a 5 ½ x 4–inch rectangle.
  2. Preheat an air fryer, if necessary, to 350°F. Using the parchment paper, lift the oatmeal mixture and place it (and the paper) in the air fryer basket. Air-fry until browned on top and cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Remove from the air fryer and cut into 4 equal pieces. Cool slightly. Spread 1 tbsp yogurt over each oatmeal bar; sprinkle the berries evenly over the bars.
  4. Serving size: 1 bar