Macadamia and Apricot Paleo Breakfast Bars

If you have been reading this blog for a while now, you know that I am all about simple, fast, and especially portable breakfast solutions for the Paleo diet.  These Macadamia and Apricot Paleo breakfast bars fit right in with that sentiment.  They can easily be made over the weekend and provide a steady supply of fast Paleo breakfast material for a week. Continue reading “Macadamia and Apricot Paleo Breakfast Bars”

Portable Paleo Breakfast: Simple Nut Cereal

Paleo Simple Nut Cereal
I miss Grape-Nuts. Yep, I’ll admit that cold grain breakfast cereal doused in milk and topped with bananas or raspberries is one thing I truly miss before Paleo. I’m sure you have seen other (more nebulous) Paleo breakfast cereal recipes before, but what follows is my recipe which replicates Post Grape-Nuts breakfast cereal as closely as possible while still being completely Paleo. Continue reading “Portable Paleo Breakfast: Simple Nut Cereal”

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Preparation:

  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