Paleo Breakfast Bars

Paleo Breakfast Bars

Packed with protein and good fats, these no-bake, paleo bars are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free to help you kick start your day with healthy energy. Great for a quick breakfast, or as a workday snack to take the edge off that 3pm slump. 

Heads up, these have almost no sweetness to them, so if you currently eat a lot of sweet food (including fruit and sugar substitutes), these may taste a bit on the bland side. If you're working on cutting sweet food out of your diet, make these again in a month or so after your tastebuds have adjusted to the change, and you'll likely find that they taste quite a lot sweeter than before. 

That being said, if you really do need some sweetness, you could add a small handful of goji berries to the topping, or perhaps a few tablespoons of raw honey to the bar mix. 

Lastly, these really must be stored in the fridge or freezer - otherwise your tasty snack will promptly become a puddly mess!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup almond butter - make sure it's 100% almonds!
  • 1/4 cup good quality, unflavoured, whole food protein powder (I use this one)
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut 
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt
  • Pinch of cinnamon 
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs

Method

  1. Line a slice tin (roughly 8 x 4 inches) with baking/parchment paper.
  2. Use a whisk to combine the coconut oil, almond butter and protein powder until smooth.
  3. Whisk in the coconut, salt and cinnamon.
  4. Pour mixture into your prepared tin, and tip gently to allow even spreading.
  5. Top with pepitas, sunflower seeds and cacao nibs. You may like to gently press down your toppings into the mixture to ensure no loose pieces.
  6. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, then slice into pieces/bars - whatever size you wish!
  7. Remember - these need to be stored in the fridge or freezer! 
Christmas Pudding - Gluten & Suet Free

Christmas Pudding - Gluten & Suet Free