Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Grab and Go Breakfast Bars

I've mentioned before how hard mornings are for me
I totally agree with Zooey.

pinned here

When I wake up, I don't have the mental function or energy 
to whip up a delicious breakfast,
so last week I whipped up a batch of these one evening and grabbed one 
on the way out the door each morning. It was super easy!

These are a great alternative to sugary cereal bars 
for a simple and nutritious, on-the-go breakfast!

These bars are packed with good-for-you ingredients
and have no added sugars (not even honey!)

What You Need:
(makes 12)
1/2 cup peanut butter or other nut butter
2 bananas, mashed
1/2 cup whole nuts (choose your favorite)
1 ½ cup total of dried fruits (cherries, cranberries, apricots, raisins, coconut, etc.)
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
Pinch cinnamon (optional)
1/4 cup pumpkin or sunflower seeds (optional)

What To Do:
Preheat oven to 350 F. In a food processor, coarsely chop nuts and dried fruits. Mix nut butter and bananas until a paste forms. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix. Spoon into lightly greased muffin cups and bake for 15 minutes. (I used cupcake liners so I didn't have the wash the muffin pan. Score) These can be stored in refrigerator for 5 days.
For one granola bite (12 in recipe) = 190 calories, 8.4 g fat, 26.7 g carbohydrates, 5.4 g protein, 3.1 g fiber, 52 mg sodium, 5 PointsPlus

Recipe from Snack Girl 


  1. Oh my these look & sounds wonderful! I'm pinning this and for sure making them next grocery shopping cycle.

    Love your blog by the way!

  2. these definitely would make waking up much easier! : )

  3. Loving this recipe..and totally needing to do something like this for my kids. They're all in this weird place of not liking any of the old regular things like eggs or oatmeal or even my smoothies. The horror. It's making for sorta stressful mornings..which by the way TOTALLY agreed! As a mom you suddenly kind of don't have a choice, but my kids know mommy needs to wake up first. When I was a kid everyone knew not to talk to me for awhile. I just need to wake up without being bombarded. I think my son takes after me cause he wakes up grouchy nearly every day..adding to the not so fun mornings. I call 7:30-8:00 am our whirlwind part of the day. Ok..this comment is getting way too long. Thanks for your kind comments always.


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