Almond Berry Breakfast Bars

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Almond berry breakfast bars

Some mornings are busier than I would like to admit, which leaves precious little time for a relaxing breakfast. These healthy breakfast bars are incredibly easy to bake and are great to grab (even out of the freezer) when you’re on the go.

Almond berry breakfast bars
I love this recipe because it is packed with nutritious berries, almonds and almond butter. These amazing nuts are full of Vitamin E, fiber, protein and healthy oils that help our skin glow and fight inflammation. I’m a huge fan, and try to include them in my diet on a daily basis.  If you are looking for a great source for nuts, and almonds in particular, check out nuts.com and their almond page!

Almonds, berries, oats and honey on white counter
I like the tartness of the cranberries but you can use another type of berry or simply substitute the cranberries for blueberries if you wish.

Almond berry breakfast bars

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1½ cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp. corn starch
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • ¼ cup wheat germ
  • 2 ½ cups old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and line a 9×13” baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the blueberries, cranberries, sugar, corn starch, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  3. In a separate large bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients until well combined. Set aside ¾ cup of this mixture in a separate bowl.
  4. Press the remaining oatmeal mixture firmly in the prepared baking pan (press this down as well as you can to make it compact).
  5. Spread the berry mixture evenly over the top of the prepared crust, and sprinkle the reserved crumb mixture evenly over the berries.
  6. Bake for approximately 45 minutes until the crust is golden brown and the berries have cooked down.
  7. Cool in the pan and cut into bars once completely cooled.

Almond berry breakfast bars with glass jug of milk

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7 Comments on “Almond Berry Breakfast Bars”

  1. Dawn

    I figured it out. Think pretty close. Just couldn’t find caloric count for the lemon zest. For 15 servings its approx 306 calories per serving. Give or take a few calories.

  2. Libbi

    Hi there, new to your website and decided to try these! The taste is fantastic, but I wasn’t able to achieve the “bar” part – they’re too soft and crumbly. I had to substitute some maple syrup for honey since I only had a little honey left, and used whole wheat flour to sub in for the wheat germ, so I’m not sure if those affected the texture.

    1. fraichenutrition

      Hi Libbi! It’s possible that the substitutions affected the texture. I found that I REALLY had to press down on the base of the bar before cooking (and would suggest doing the same when it is out the oven and just cool enough to touch). If you add a bit more honey it will likely help keep it together if you’re having issues…I always just try to use as little sweetener as possible! I hope they work out for you!

  3. Melissa McC

    Just made these, they are delicious!! I didn’t have any issues with the texture – I made sure to really press down on the oat mixture before adding the berries on top. Going to freeze these and use as an on-the-go snack. Way cheaper (and healthier) than store-bought bars! How long do you reckon they’ll keep in the freezer? 3 months?
    Thx!! 🙂

    1. Tori Wesszer

      Hi Melissa! Thanks for the great feedback! I would say a couple of months in my experience, they start getting freezer burn if stored any longer. Have a great day! Tori

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