Bigger and Better

Pretty much immediately after I ate my single-serve coconut oatmeal cookie this morning, I got to work again and made a bigger and better variation.

Chocolate Chip Pina Colada Oat Bars

Adding chocolate chips always ups the game.

1 C. old-fashioned oats
1/2 T. cinnamon
1 T. coconut oil
3 T. unsweetened shredded coconut
1 T. honey
2 mini scoops stevia
1 scoop vanilla protein powder (sun warrior for me)
1 1/2 T. ground flax seed
1/2 C. coconut milk
1/4 C. chocolate chips
1/4. C. frozen pineapple
Mix together all the ingredients except for the chocolate chips and pineapple.

Blend it up.

Fold in the pineapple and chocolate chips. Add to a bread pan (sprayed with nonstick spray) and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Pre-bake:

Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Post-bake:

Cut into bar shapes and enjoy while they’re still warm! These don’t even need any toppings!

My Dad recommended that I add some slivered almonds for crunch, while my Mom said that they are perfect as-is. If you try them, let me know whose side you’re on! Winking smile

Zumba was a blast today! A different instructor taught the class—so I had beginner status yet-again. My sister and I are still hiding out in the back row until we have a few more classes under our belts!

Well I’m off to spend the night studying at the library. Even though I have the day off tomorrow—I still have a lot to get done before Tuesday!

<3 Stefanie Do you set up shop in the back row when you’re new to a fitness class? I’m opposite with fitness and school. In school, I always sit in the front row, but in new fitness classes you can find me in the back!