Today I’m sharing an absolutely delicious breakfast bar recipe that I now love to make. In the process of recipe testing to make My Favorite Power Bars I had some extra apples, so I came up with the idea for an spiced apple bar. And guess what? The apples were the perfect addition! These bars have a moist, flavorful texture due to the apples, and are packed with protein and healthy fats from the cashews, almond butter, and walnuts. Not to mention, the coconut oil helps make these bars the perfect breakfast choice, because it provides a boost to keep you going longer.
Most store-bought breakfast bars these days are made with tons of hidden refined sugars, such as sucralose, evaporated cane juice, and high fructose corn syrup. These sugars spike your blood sugar, causing you to crash a few hours after breakfast. Breakfast is supposed to provide you with fuel for the day, and refined sugars are no fuel. This recipe is sweetened using only fruit, making it both healthier and tastier!
This year, I am up much earlier for school, and while I love cooking a healthy breakfast from scratch, there just isn’t time most mornings. That’s why bars like these are perfect alongside some fruit. For best luck, store them in the fridge for up to 5-7 days.
I hope you enjoy these breakfast bars and please share with friends if you like them! 🙂
Apple Oat Breakfast Bars
Makes 8-10 bars
- 1 cup chopped apples
- 12 dates
- 2 tbs. coconut oil
- 1 cup cashews
- 1/2 cup oats
- 2 tbs. almond butter
- 1/2 tbs. cinnamon
To make bars, start by soaking dates in a glass of warm water, for 5-10 minutes or until ready to add them in. Line a glass baking dish with parchment paper. Then, pulse oats in the food processor until fine. Add in other ingredients and mix in the food processor until the mixture is combined and slightly in a ball shape. If dry, add in a tablespoon of water at a time. Using a spatula, press into the dish and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes. Slice and wrap individually. Enjoy!