Who doesn’t love a good breakfast item? In our house we have so many fun breakfast options like Chia Seed Breakfast Cereal or this Mushroom & Zucchini Frittata. Today’s guest post is from 18 year old Paleo blogger, Heather, of Cook it up Paleo! And she’s introducing us to her delicious Raspberry Breakfast Bars.

Fruit-filled bars bring back such fond memories for me. We kids used to have sleepovers at our grandparent’s on a pretty regular basis. Wednesday was grocery shopping day, and we kids loved to tag along because we got to spend time with Grandma and sometimes we would get one of those fruit filled Nutrigrain bars. They were delicious, and such a treat for us because our mother never bought them.

We stayed with our grandparents for a few months while finishing our house, and our snack of choice was usually fig newton bars. Those things were so delicious.

I’ve been craving fig bars lately, but I didn’t have any figs. So I made these delicious bars and filled them with raspberry preserves instead. The result is a cross between a Nutrigrain bar and a fig newton, and quite delicious at that!

How to prepare raspberry breakfast bars

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ cup Flaxseed Meal
  • ⅓ cup Coconut Oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 1 cup Blanched Almond Flour
  • ¼ cup Coconut Flour
  • ¼ cup Arrowroot Starch/Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Pinch of Baking Soda
  • ⅓ cup Raspberry Preserves

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease a cookie sheet with a bit of coconut oil.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg, flaxseed meal, coconut oil & coconut palm sugar. Let sit a few minutes.
  4. Stir in the almond flour, coconut flour, arrowroot starch/flour, vanilla & baking soda.
  5. Press the dough into a long rectangle, about ⅛” thick on the prepared cookie sheet.
  6. Spoon the raspberry preserves down the middle of the dough & fold the sides to the middle.
  7. Use a spatula to flip the dough over so that the seam is on the bottom.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Let cook, slice & enjoy!

I’m Heather, an 18 year old celiac blogger with a passion for health, wellness, and food! I love to create paleo recipes and post them on my blog, Cook It Up Paleo. I plan to become an RD so I can help others get healthy. I’m pretty active on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest, and one day perhaps I’ll figure out Google+. My first cookbook, Grain-Free Family Favorites, debuted last year as a Kindle ebook.

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