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slices of savory oatmeal bas with tomato salsa

Easy Savory Oatmeal Bars

  • Author: Michal Martinek
  • Prep Time: 60 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4–6 1x
  • Cuisine: American


Chewy and redolent of fresh parsley, these savory oatmeal bars are very tasty, and high in protein and fiber.

Just six simple ingredients and great for breakfast or as a snack any time. 


  • 2 cups (245 g) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (240 ml) room temperature water
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) finely chopped fresh parsley, or cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon minced, peeled garlic (about 1 large garlic clove)
  • 1½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and spray a 9×9-inch (23×23 cm) baking pan with vegetable oil.
  2. Pour the water over the rolled oats in a small bowl, and let soak for 1 hour.
  3. In a medium bowl, lightly beat the eggs with a whisk. Add the parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper, and mix. Add the soaked oats and stir to combine.
  4. Pour the mixture into the baking pan and spread evenly. Bake in the oven until golden brown and firm to touch, about 25–30 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Cut into bars. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store the bars covered, in the fridge, for up to 5 days.


  • You can do a combination 1/4 cup of fresh herbs; use what you have on hand, for example parsley, cilantro, oregano, thyme, chives, sage, rosemary.
  • Temperature: eat the bars cold, at room temperature or warm. Reheat in the oven or microwave
  • Serving suggestion: dip the bars in ketchup, chipotle mayo, or tartar sauce