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Healthy Recipe: Homemade Breakfast Bars

Bake a Batch of Nut Butter Breakfast Bars

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

Looking for a new quick and portable homemade breakfast? The simple baked rolled oat bar is a satisfying and sweet make-ahead idea that everyone will love. This versatile recipe can easily incorporate your favorite dried fruit, nuts, or whatever you happen to have in your cupboards.

Keep reading to learn how to make this quick and tasty breakfast.

Homemade Breakfast Bars

Homemade Breakfast Bars


  1. 1 cup almond or peanut butter
  2. 3/4 cup dark agave nectar or honey
  3. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  6. 1 cup toasted almonds
  7. 1/4 to 1/2 cup raisins or other dried fruit


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch square pan with canola cooking spray.
  2. Combine almond butter and agave in a heavy bottomed sauce pan over medium-high flame. Whisk until melted — three to five minutes.
  3. Stir in vanilla and cinnamon.
  4. Add in oat, almonds, and dried fruit.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool completely and cut into nine equal squares.


Calories per serving

kgmom kgmom 3 years
Where is the recipe?
Nancy-Einhart Nancy-Einhart 4 years
Those look delicious, and I love that you can make them peanut-free.
Debbie2806118 Debbie2806118 5 years
I love this recipe.\u00a0 I have varied this recipe using\u00a01/2 peanut butter and 1/2 almond butter with sunflower seeds and also with pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds).\u00a0 I prefer to cook in a 9x13 pan for a thinner bar, but adjust the time accordingly.\u00a0 Great versatile recipe.
Anastasia2530869 Anastasia2530869 5 years
Instead of peanut butter I used chia seeds to make a chia gel! Less fat and you have all the benefits of this super food!!! They came out great!!
tinaspry tinaspry 6 years
I will be trying this recipe for sure and will probably tweak it a few to my liking to cut out some of the unnecessary fats but for most part keep the same.
carbizkate carbizkate 8 years
Ooooh, these look so good and really easy! I will definitely be giving them a try.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Now this is what I'm talking about...homemade energy bars. They look a lot healthier than those store-bought granola bars that tend to have lots of corn syrup and transfats in them. I will have to try these!
cdelaney cdelaney 9 years
I cannot stand the word 'delish.' But, I cannot wait to make these bars for my husband and I. I can already tell that they won't last long in our house! :) YUM!
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 9 years
these look great! I'm definitely going to try it
Stupidasscat Stupidasscat 9 years
I am soooo making these
princess_eab princess_eab 9 years
num num num. anybody have the fat/ cal content?
brutalcupcake brutalcupcake 9 years
looks delicious!
Fitness Fitness 9 years
superfoxml - coconut would be a great addition! If I had dried cranberries I would have used them since raisins are not my fave.
superfoxml superfoxml 9 years
and dried cranberries in lieu of raisins.
superfoxml superfoxml 9 years
will totally be throwing coconut in there!
jessie jessie 9 years
my middle child would LOVE these, gonna have to try making them and having him help me!
Da-Ly Da-Ly 9 years
Looks yummy! Definitely going to make it.
MindayH MindayH 9 years
this looks awesome...but I am lazy and will probably just go for my KIND or Lara bars.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i always love to find new recipes like this. when i was in middle school all those years ago - we made granola and now i've learned to adapt that into a bar form and add things that i enjoy to it. that's all assuming that i have the time and energy to be that creative - but i've done it a time or 2
soapbox soapbox 9 years
*Start to calculate the fat/cal content* This is going to take a while. I'm so going to make this!
tsp tsp 9 years
oooh, thanks for that! i've been hankering to make some bars at home. now i have to decide between this and the ones alton brown showed on his program. all look yummy. alton brown energy bars hmmm, looking at those recipes now, i'm wondering why they didn't include the nutritional info for each bar that he showed on this episode...
michlny michlny 9 years
would love the nutrition info. on this....
squirrellypoo squirrellypoo 9 years
thanks so much for this! I've been looking for a pre-morning run bar since the stores stopped stalking my favourite Ryvita Goodness bars. And I absolutely LOVE agave nectar, so you get bonus points for that!!
SomethingWicked SomethingWicked 9 years
now how many points is this on Weight Looks good!!
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