Dried Blueberry Breakfast Bars

Dried Blueberry Breakfast Bars

Makes 10 bars
Full of good-for-you ingredients, these ‘breakfast’ bars are actually good for you any time of the day. For extra nutrients, swap flaxseed for the sesame seeds. Applesauce replaces some of the fat here, and both honey and agave have a lower glycemic index than sugar, meaning you won’t suffer the same energy spikes and dips you would if you ate a candy bar instead.

1 cup quick-cooking oats
¾ cup whole-wheat flour
1 tablespoon sesame seeds or flaxseeds
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup honey or agave nectar
⅓ cup applesauce
⅓ cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
⅔ cup dried blueberries
¾ cup chopped pecans
Cooking spray


Prep time: 10 minutes / Start to Finish: 40 Minutes
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a bowl combine the oats, flour, sesame or flaxseeds, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey or agave, applesauce, oil and eggs until incorporated. Stir in the oatmeal mixture until well combined. Add the blueberries and pecans.

Spray an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray and pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool and cut into 10 bars.


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