Well lately I have been in the bad habit of eating the same foods over and over, I won’t list all my excuses why, but I really need to change things up a bit. Especially when it comes to breakfast, I just want to grab and go. The reality is, mornings are busy around here, I need something I can eat while multitasking! So that usually comes in the form of a bar or a ball of some kind. I came across this Paleo Breakfast recipe and “Mel-er-ized it” by subbing out regular flour with Almond flour and vegetable oil with Coconut oil, plus I added some other healthy stuff as well. Let’s get started!
In a food processor combine Almond flour and salt, pulse once or twice to mix. In a separate bowl, combine Coconut oil, honey, vanilla and water. While pulsing add your liquids. Then combine cranberries, shredded coconut, nuts and seeds into a bowl and add while pulsing.
Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper and spread dough out evenly.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20mins.
I managed to get 16 bars out of this recipe but it’s highly likely that I would eat 2 pieces as they were so good! In the second batch I made, I added extras like Chia seeds, whole ground Flaxseed Meal and Wheat Germ. They tasted great but I should have added more liquid as the bars held together…but I waited too long to cut them and many of the bars became too flaky and fell apart. Of course all those yummy bits and pieces, I saved and added to my yogurt, enjoy!
1 cup almond flour
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup slivered almonds
- ¼ cup unsweetened cranberries