Breakfast Bars

Another great snack when you’re on the run or if you need brekkie-on-the-go. Packed full of essential vitamins, minerals and beneficial omega fatty acids, this is a great start to the day. Like a muesli bar, but without all the added rubbish.

1/2 cup quinoa flakes or amaranth (if you want to go Paleo- omit this and add an extra 1/2 cup almond meal or coconut flour)
1 cup almond meal
1 cup shredded coconut
1 cup walnuts
1 cup mixed seeds (I used sunflower and pumpkin, but buckwheat, poppyseeds, chia seeds, sesame seeds and linseeds are great too)
1/2 cup dried fruit OPTIONAL (dates, apricots, cranberries, goji berries)
3 tbs coconut oil
2 tbs nut butter
1/4 cup honey (leave this out if you want a sugar-free bar)
1 tbs cinnamon
2 egg whites (sub this for some extra nut butter and coconut oil if vegan)

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl then, melt the coconut oil and nut butter together, add all the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well. It should be wet enough that you can roll it into a ball without it crumbling everywhere. Press into a baking paper lined baking dish and bake on 160C for 20-30 mins until browned on top. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Slice into bars. If you want a crispier bar you can pop the sliced bars back into the oven for about 10 mins on 180C. Store bars in the fridge or freezer.

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9 thoughts on “Breakfast Bars

  1. Liz says:

    Yum yum yum! These are so good

  2. Thanks Liz. I think this batch was a bit “crumbly” but that is because I started tossing in handfuls of things, unmeasured, as usual, and didn’t add quite enough liquid to bind it all 🙂 glad it still tasted good.

  3. Meagan says:

    These are fantastic!!! I swapped the honey for rice malt syrup and omitted the fruit for a sugar-free version. Also left out the eggs. Threw in a mix of seeds (what ever I had in the pantry) Delicious!!! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Thanks Meagan! Glad you liked them

  5. Ally says:

    Hi!

    I love all of your recipes. I was wondering if you could add protein powder to this one.. what do you think?

  6. Hi Ally, thank you!! I appreciate your feedback! You could definitely add some protein, I would perhaps use half the almond meal amount and 1/2 cup protein instead. Might also need to add a bit of extra liquid – coconut oil, honey or even apple purée would do the trick I think. Let me know how it goes.

  7. Ally says:

    Perfect thank you! Will let you know for sure.

  8. Amanda says:

    Love your site – so helpful for me with a heap of alergies! Just wondering what you would recommend for a substitute for almond meal in this one as I have an alergy to almonds.

  9. myfoodreligion says:

    You could use any other nut flour you like or try 1/2 the amount of coconut flour?

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