Paleo Breakfast Bars: Paleo Mornings on the Go

My Un-Paleo Grind

If you are like me, your work week starts early and moves fast.  I am at work by 7:00 AM every day through the week.  Typically I get in, sit down in my cubicle, fire up my PC, open my lunch box, and unwrap a store-bought breakfast bar.  I know, I know… it’s not Paleo.  The factory made stuff contains processed or synthetic sugars, soy products, peanuts, etc.  I’m not proud of this, but it is the cruel reality of my busy day.

A Paleo Repair

Fortunately I have begun to phase out these foil-wrapped laboratory experiments and replace them with home made Paleo breakfast bars.  There are various Paleo breakfast bar recipes around the net, but IMHO the breakfast bars recipe from Elana’s Pantry is the best out there.  She just calls them Gluten Free Breakfast Bars but I call them…

Paleo Seeds & Raisins Bars

Makes 12-16 bars


  • 1 ¼ cup blanched almond flour
  • ¼ teaspoon Celtic sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil
  • ¼ cup agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup almond slivers
  • ¼ cup raisins


  1. In a small bowl, combine almond flour, salt and baking soda
  2. In a large bowl, combine grapeseed oil, agave and vanilla
  3. Stir dry ingredients into wet
  4. Mix in coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almond slivers and raisins
  5. Grease an 8×8 baking dish with grapeseed oil
  6. Press the dough into the baking dish, wetting your hands with water to help pat the dough down evenly
  7. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes
  8. Serve

These bars are very quick and easy to make with minimal prep time.  Make them on Sunday evening and enjoy them for a quick breakfast on the go, or as a quick and portable Paleo snack all week.

Photo and Recipe Courtesy: Elana’s Pantry