10/4/14

Gluten Free Blueberry Breakfast Bars

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I have a son who will wake up every day this school year at 5:30 so he can do early morning seminary (religious studies class) and then be to school by 7 am for marching band. So, when is he going to fit breakfast in? Pumpkin muffins, smoothies, breakfast cookies and these awesome breakfast bars come to the rescue! They are equally awesome with almond flour or whole wheat depending on what your tummy or budget can tolerate. I have added some extra ingredients for added nutrition, but many of these are optional.

Makeover your "Nutrigrain" bars with these Breakfast Bars:



1 1/2 cups organic oats
1 cup almond flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup rapadura (or brown sugar)
1 1/2 sticks melted butter

Mix all the dry ingredients, then add the butter. Mix to combine and press half the mix in the bottom of am 8x8 bar pan...unless you lost yours, like me, then a round cake pan works great.



Filling:
1 cup blueberries (love it with raspberries too)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 scoop purple or red fruits/veggies from Blendfresh (optional)
1 scoop fiber powder from Blendfresh (optional...but the chia is an awesome natural thickener)
4 T real maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla

Heat the blueberries until the juices come out. Then mash with a fruit masher. Add the applesauce, syrup and vanilla. Then add the Blendfresh options if you have those. A little arrowroot powder or cornstarch will also thicken it nicely.

Pour the filling on the bottom layer of the crust. Then top with the remaining crumble. Bake at 350 for 25-30 min until browned.


Allow to cool completely before cutting. Store individually wrapped for on the go bars or serve up hot with ice cream...well maybe not for breakfast...unless no one is looking.

The Blendfresh products are optional, but add so much nutrition including fiber and phyto-nutrients from 12 different fruits and  All of it is GMO free and gluten free. To learn more about it, you can check out Blendfresh here.

Did I mention that since my son is 15 I also get to get up early every day this school year to drive him? I knew this day would be coming...but oh, Heaven help me!

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8 comments:

  1. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!!
    Come share and link up with me today!
    http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com

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  2. These look fantastic - i eat GF and have been looking for a good breakfast bar. Guess what I'm making tomorrow. Thanks so much for the recipe I will be featuring this post this coming week at Garden Up green on Tuesdays with a twist. Make sure you stop by because I'll have a neat Giveaway too.

    Carole @ Garden Up green

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  3. Your Gluten Free Blueberry Breakfast Bars look really delicious and healthy too! Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinned :-)

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  4. Hi Janine,
    What a healthy and delectable treat! A great way to shake up things at breakfast in my home! Thank you so much for sharing this Gluten Free Blueberry Breakfast Bars recipe at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I appreciate it!

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  5. We would really enjoy your breakfast bars, they look so good. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. These look fabulous! I'm pinning this for later. Thanks for sharing at Simple Lives Thursday; hope to see you again this week!

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  7. I love this recipe and have made it many times. I would be great to have a print recipe option.

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