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peanut butter coconut no bake oat bars

Thank you everyone who chimmed in on yesterday’s pumping and milk supply talk!  All the great tips, advice and hearing how it went for other mamas was appreciated.

One thing that’s surprised me since having a baby is the amount of TV I’ve been watching.  It’s crazy since I used to never watch TV on my own, mainly just in the evenings with Jacob.

Now, whenever I’m upstairs nursing Hunter, the TV is on.  I’m kind of embarrassed by the amount of Say Yes to the Dress episodes I’ve watched…

Before having a baby I’d rarely lounge around.  I love being productive.  Having a baby made me take a step back and re-prioritize what I do.  It’s not that I don’t like being productive anymore, I just have to squeeze it in, and decide when it’s better to do something, or just relax and recuperate.  Learning to take naps has been a challenge at times, but I’m working at it.

Since I went no where yesterday and Hunter napped pretty well, I got to do both.  A long nap + TV time, and some good old time in the kitchen.

I didn’t wait until Hunter went down for his nap to get busy in the kitchen.  He was just loving the bouncy chair (finally!).  He just watched the elephant (not the rhino one bit) the entire time as the music played.

I made a new version of an old favorite yesterday – no bakes.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I love no bake cookies!  I don’t know why, but they tempt me so much every time.  Maybe it’s the usual combo of peanut butter and chocolate?

While these bars have peanut butter, there’s no chocolate to be found.  Instead I swapped in coconut and cinnamon.  Because I just love cinnamon.

Having a baby around has made me really enjoy easy to grab snacks.  Once these are made they hang out in the fridge until I’m ready to enjoy them.  With one hand full with a baby, these are the perfect grab and go snack.

Peanut Butter Coconut No Bake Oat Bars
Makes 8


  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup large unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tsp cinnamon


  1. In a small pot over medium heat add the peanut butter, honey, coconut oil and vanilla. Heat until everything is melted together, then stir in the remaining ingredients.
  2. On a parchment or wax paper shape the oat mixture into 8 equal squares.
  3. Store in the fridge.

Do you have a favorite easy grab n go snack you like to make? 


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