Almond Honey Breakfast Bars

Recipe from Warming Winter Comfort Food, January/February 2015 The Motivation & Inspiration Issue

Almond Honey Breakfast Bars
Photo: Haley Barton

Creates 8 bars


  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. flaxseed
  • 1 cup unsweetened whole-grain puffed cereal (see Note)
  • ⅓ cup chopped dried apricots
  • ⅓ cup chopped golden raisins
  • ⅓ cup creamy almond butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp. salt


  • Preheat oven to 350F. Coat an 8-inch-square pan with cooking spray.
  • Spread oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds and flaxseeds on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes until oats and nuts are lightly toasted. Transfer to a large bowl. Add cereal, apricots and raisins; toss to combine.
  • Combine almond butter, honey, vanilla and salt in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until the mixture bubbles lightly, about 3 minutes. Stir frequently.
  • Immediately pour the almond butter mixture over the dry ingredients and mix with a spoon until no dry spots remain. Transfer to the prepared pan. Using your hands, press the mixture down firmly to make an even layer.
  • Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Cut into 8 bars.

Nutritional information per serving: calories 264; protein 7g; fat 8g; carbohydrates 36g; fibre 4g.

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