Grain free breakfast bars

These healthy grain free breakfast bars are made with nuts, seeds and fruit for filling on the go breakfast.
healthy grain free breakfast bars

If you’d have seen the ingredients sprawled out all over my kitchen counter top while making these, you would’ve thought I was about to fill a bird feeder, not feed a human. I’ve never understood the bird feeder thing btw. It’s like welcoming screeching sounds to wake you up every morning at the crack of dawn and crap covered surfaces all over your backyard, but to each their own I suppose (my mother included).

Grain and gluten free breakfast bars

My breakfast rotation is really quite boring. Eggs/bacon/fruit, oatmeal, paleo waffles or pancakes, that’s about it. So ironically, when I was woken up to this stupid woodpecker that likes to occasionally pretend the metal chimney liner thing that sticks up out of the chimney itself is a tree at 5:55am producing this tinny banging noise that permeates your dreams until you realize it’s not your dream but rather a 6 inch creature trying to ruin your life, I decided to make these.

healthy paleo and gluten free breakfast bars

Betcha he would’ve liked these. But at this rate, he’s lucky I don’t own a bb gun.

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Grain free breakfast bars
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A healthy breakfast bar made with nuts, seeds and fruit.
Serves: 12 bars
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ½ cup pepitas
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8×8 baking dish.
  2. Place cashews in a food processor and process until same consistency as almond flour.
  3. Add almond flour and process for about 10 seconds until incorporated with the ground cashews.
  4. Add the salt, coconut oil, water, maple syrup and vanilla and process for about 15-20 seconds until combined and now almost dough-like.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients except the chocolate chips and pulse a few times until chopped and mixed in with the dough.
  6. Transfer dough to a bowl and fold in the chocolate chips.
  7. With wet hands, press the dough into the baking pan.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until edges start to turn golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for about 20-30 minutes.
  10. Carefully slice into bars and remove from baking dish onto a cooling rack.
Adapted from Elana’s Pantry


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  1. 1

    I’m excited to try this!

  2. 2

    These are a must make!

  3. 3

    These look like a great change from the usual granola bars.

  4. 4

    love the pumpkin seed addition!

  5. 5

    These are great! You little genius! :)

  6. 6

    Yum! Soudns great! For the coconut oil, is it a 1/4 cup?

    I get you about birds. I wanted a bird feeder and my HUsband said no way! We will get squirrels and bird poop all over the backyard. I guess he has a point! :)

    • 7
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      oops, yes! Just fixed that, thanks for catching it :) Gonna have to agree with your hubs on the bird feeder thing ;) haha

  7. 8

    Ok, I want these in my belly right now. They’re so pretty and packed with so many great nuts and seeds! Plus the coconut oil…perfection. PS- That blue plate is adorable!

  8. 9

    i loveee this – putting down almond flour on the grocery list NOW!

  9. 10

    These look so good and so healthy too!

  10. 11

    Hahaha, I always love your quippy stories that have nothing and yet everything to do with the recipe. :-)

  11. 12

    Such a great idea for a morning meal or snacking throughout the day! Love these!

  12. 13
    Kristy @ Southern In-Law says:

    Yum! These look amazing! I can’t buy granola bars because they often have ingredients I can’t eat, so these would be the ultimate alternative.

  13. 14

    Those are JAM PACKED with nutrition!! Nicely done! Those look like they will keep you full ALL day long!

  14. 15

    These are AWESOME!!!
    I will make them again and again!!

  15. 17

    These look so filling and nutritious! A great addition or replacement to my normal breakfast routine.

  16. 18

    These look great! I am always looking for things that will actually keep me full in the morning. I need a good serving of protein or my stomach is growling an hour later. I am going to pin these to try soon.

  17. 19

    I love these. Thanks!

  18. 20

    Just made these. Very good! Especially for my guy who is currently trying to avoid wheat. Thanks for sharing.

  19. 21
    Melissa Romano says:

    Trader Joes now sells cashew meal!! Same consistency as almond flour/almond meal ready to go in the bag. Lazy girls dream!

  20. 22

    These bars are simply perfect!


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