Friday, September 16, 2016

Healthy Breakfast Bars

Happy Friday to you! I've been out walking already, ran to the market for more flour and made two dishes of breakfast bars. A friend of mine made these for me several years ago and I loved them; then recently when I was at her house, she served them to me once again-YUM! Two weeks ago, I made a batch up for hubby and me and froze them-just for a special treat when we didn't have anything in the house. They can be used for breakfast, a snack or even dessert. I am still letting them cool, but wanted to share the recipe with you.

Breakfast Bars-a Healthy version
1 1/4 cup Almond Flour
1/4 teaspoon sea salt(I used regular)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda 
1 T Cinnamon
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted(you could also use grapeseed oil or regular cooking oil)
1/4 cup maple syrup or honey(I use honey)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or maple extract(I have submitted Almond extract too)
1/2 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
1/4 cup blanched slivered almonds
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup dried cranberries or blueberries
1/4 cup chocolate chips(optional)
1. In a small bowl, combine oil, syrup or honey and vanilla
2. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt and soda
3. Stir wet ingredients into dry
4. Mix in coconut, seeds, almonds, raisins and cranberries
5. Mix in chololate chips
6. Grease baking dish(I use a 8x8")with oil. If you want them thinner, use a 9x13" dish.
7. Press the dough into the baking dish, wetting your hands with water to help pat the dough down evenly, if needed.
8. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until brown.
9. Cool bars in pan for 2 hours. Cut into 12-16 bars.
 They freeze well.

I even made a batch to send with Kim and family on their road trip.  I hope you have a great fall weekend.  I'm hoping we get up to the mountains on Sunday.
Joy to you!


  1. Noreen, Those look so good and sound like great things to eat. I will show this recipe to my daughter...maybe she will make some for me. LOL. Blessings to you for a great weekend, xoxo, Susie

  2. Hi Noreen, I'm trying to get back into my blogging life, I think now that summer and the horrible heat is winding down, I'm starting to feel almost human again. These sound so yummy, of course I'd skip the coconut, but may try this recipe. I usually eat some time of protein bar for breakfast and this would make a nice change. Have a blessed weekend! Cindy xo

  3. OMD! Those would be delicious! Our mom could not be trusted with such a tasty treat!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. Hi Noreen! I've been missing my blogging friends after the busy-ness of summer! Today we are getting some rain, and I'm enjoying catching up with my blogland friends with a cup of hot tea :) These breakfast bars sound wonderful, and a very healthy treat for sure! Hope you are having a lovely day :)

  5. Those sound great! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  6. Hi Noreen! I like this recipe because I don't see any oats in it. I'm allergic to oats, and most granola and health bars use it. Yum!
    Hope you had a good weekend,

    1. Hi Ceil, Since I've been gluten free for 7 yrs now, I often use oats-however, this recipe doesn't call for them and I'm happy for you.
      Hugs, Noreen

  7. Oh my...these sound and look delicious!
    I'm saving the recipe and will be making them soon!
    I hope you have a delightful week!


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