9.16.2015

Almond Raspberry Breakfast Bars



Almond Raspberry Breakfast bars are a convenient, eat-on-the-go breakfast! A sweet and chewy breakfast bars are made with a crust loaded with raw almonds and good old-fashioned rolled oats, then topped with raspberry preserves and more chopped almonds. Just bake until the crust sets and simply cut into bars. Easy to make as well as a healthy intake!

Besides being high in protein, these breakfast bars are moist and chewy on the inside with a gooey-nutty crunch on top. The raspberry preserves give a subtle sweetness to the bars which is just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth.

So yummy! Even their preparation is a snap; 15 minutes to create and 30 minutes to bake!


Since mornings in every household can be a hectic, there may not always be time to prepare a full breakfast, or even grab something healthy for on-the-go. Since most packaged breakfast bars are filled with too much sugar, preservatives and corn syrup, this recipe tops the charts in nutrition.

While the main ingredients are rolled oats, raw almonds, real butter, flour and delicious fruit preserves, you can customize these bars to your taste by adding your favorite fruit preserves or jam and nuts. What fun to have a simple recipe that keeps reinventing itself!  


Whether you eat them at home or on-the-go, or take to the office, they are perfect to have as an afternoon protein snack. Plus, they're kid-friendly too! Just pop them into your kids lunch boxes; it will put a smile on their faces!

Tips for easy preparation include making the bars the night before and remembering to let them cool completely before cutting into bar-size pieces (this will prevent them from falling apart).

Also, using parchment paper to line the baking dish allows for an easier clean-up. The added bonus is that these breakfast bars can be frozen for up to 1 month. Just wrap them individually in plastic wrap and place them in a zip-lock plastic freezer bag before putting them in the freezer. 

Almond Raspberry Breakfast Bars are so amazing!  ... Mornings just got a little easier!
Enjoy, no matter what part of the day you decide to eat them!



Almond Raspberry Breakfast Bars
  • 1 + 1/4 cups rolled oats ( Old fashioned oats, not quick-cooking)
  • 1 cup raw almonds, plus 1/4 cup more
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 stick (8 Tbsp.) salted butter - cut into pieces, softened
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup raspberry preserves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a 7 x 11-inch rectangular baking dish with 2 pieces of parchment paper, and leave an over-hang on all sides.  Set aside.

Using a food processor, pulse the oats with 1 cup of almonds until finely ground. Transfer to a mixing bowl.  Add flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and butter pieces.  Mix with hands to make a crumble mixture.  Transfer mixture into the prepared baking dish.
Using the bottom of a measuring cup and press down evenly to form a crust.
Spread the raspberry preserves over the bottom crust.  Chop coarsely the remaining 1/4 cup of almonds, and scatter on top over the preserves.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.  Allow to cool completely.  Cut into 18 bars. 
Bars can be stored into an airtight container for up to 1 week. Freeze for up to 1 month.

Yields: 18 breakfast bars
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12 comments:

  1. I would even eat these for dinner!

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  2. Gosh these look like a great breakfast, lunch, snack or treat! Grab and go - sounds great to me :) Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thank you Tricia. My daughter took a batch to her college friends. They loved them!
      They were so good, I quickly made another batch for myself! So glad you stopped by!
      Have a great weekend!

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  3. What a tasty and healthy way to start the day!

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    1. Thank you Pam and welcome to our blog! It's so nice to meet you! These bars are really good and one bar is filling enough till lunch. Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend!

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  4. these are looking great! Thanks for taking the time and leaving a message on my blog, and yes, great mind thinks alike are exactly right! I'm still adjusting the back to school chaos and trying to find my routine back! I can definitely use another 24 hrs each day! :)

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    1. I can relate to that - even though I have teenagers I always said I wished we had more hours in the day to get things done. Thanks again for stopping by! Xo

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  5. What a delicious way to start the day or refuel in the afternoon! Must try these soon!

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    1. I hope you will too ! I keep making them, trying different flavors but raspberry is still my favorite. Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. When I had a marketing sales position at a high end ad agency in Arizona, I had a really sweet budget to use to provide clients with yummy treats during presentations . . . always on the menu were raspberry bars! The place went out of business and I never got my hands on the recipe! I MUST try yours since I'm on this crazy quest to find that one perfect raspberry bar recipe!

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    1. I don't know if it's the perfect recipe but I love this one and hope you will too! Thanks Roz!
      Have a great week! Xo

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