ysfBrekfastbarimageBreakfast Bars Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/3 cup almond slivers
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp sugar and 1/8 tsp cinnamon (optional, see note)
  Breakfast Bars Directions:
  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Stir in coconut oil until well incorporated.* Stir vanilla extract into milk in measuring cup before adding into mixture. Add to bowl. Gently knead dough a few times. Place dough onto a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Roll out into a rectangle approximately 1/2″ thick. Slice into 20 bars.
  4. Bake for 15-17 minutes.
*Working with coconut oil can be a little tricky. It is an oil at temps greater than 76* and a solid at cooler temps. I refrigerate my oil so it is a solid when I use it for this recipe. I mix my dry ingredients and oil with my sure it is totally mixed in. You can use it in liquid form and stir the ingredients with a spatula or spoon and get hands, making the mixture crumbly. The heat from my hands softens the coconut oil and I am able to make the same effect. **To give this recipe a more dessert/cookie feel, LIGHTLY sprinkle the top of the bars with cinnamon sugar. Original recipe came from: http://cathe.com/healthy-recipe-moms-best-breakfast-bars