Too busy for breakfast but need a healthy and delicious grab-n-go option? These breakfast bars are perfect and easy - make once and have a breakfast/snack option all week. Plus there's so many flavor combination ideas... you can have a different flavor each week!
Mango Peach Breakfast Bars
Tangy, tart, yet slightly sweet dried peaches and mangoes combine with healthy oats and nuts for an easy breakfast/snack.
2 C Oatmeal
1 C All-purpose Flour (or GF Flour blend
1/4 C oat bran
3/4 C brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 C finely chopped dried mango (no sugar added
1/2 C finely chopped dried peaches
1/4 C raw unsalted pumpkin seeds
2 TBS chia seeds
1 TBS ground flaxseed (optional)
1/2 C White Peach Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 C Blood Orange EVOO
1/4 C Greek Kalamata EVOO
2 Eggs (or egg replacer), slightly beaten
2 TBS milk/milk substitute
Preheat oven to 350º. Line a 9”x13” baking pan with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together until evenly distributed. Add the dried fruit and seeds and mix again until fruit is evenly mixed and coated.
In another medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. I like using half Blood Orange and half EVOO so it’s not too strong of a citrus flavor, but 1/2 C of only one kind can be done as well. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir together. Mixture will be sticky.
Spoon mixture onto the baking sheet and press with a spoon or spatula until the mixture is evenly spread on the pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top gets slightly golden. Let cool slightly and then slice into desired thickness for your bars. Let cool completely before separating the bars. Store in an airtight container for up to one week or wrap individually with plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 months.
Have fun experimenting with flavors and dried fruit and nuts.
Dried strawberries, Strawberry Balsamic, Meyer Lemon EVOO, pistachios and pumpkin seeds
Unsweetened flaked coconut, dried pineapple, dried mango, Mango Balsamic, Coconut Balsamic, Persian Lime EVOO
Dried apple, walnuts, ground cardamom, Green Apple Balsamic, Greek Kalamata EVOO
Freeze dried Raspberries, dried blueberries, almonds, walnuts, Huckleberry Balsamic or Raspberry Balsamic, Meyer Lemon EVOO
Dried Apricot, dried mango, walnuts, ground ginger, ground turmeric, Apricot Balsamic, Meyer Lemon EVOO