Mama Jen’s Morning Breakfast Bars

Hi Everyone

I know I have a couple of recipes on my page, but inspiration and recipes change over time, and I thought I would post the recipe that I’m currently making for breakfast.  My family gobbles these up and they are both tasty and nutrient dense!  This recipe can be tweaked to your liking and is very adaptable.  If you have a nut issue, you can substitute sunflower seed butter instead of ground almonds.  Notice this recipe is GF and Dairy free.  You can also make these the night before and leave covered with tinfoil for the morning.  They are lovely toasted in a toaster oven.

Ingredients:

1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil – melted.

2-3 ripe bananas mashed

1 cup of unsweetened applesauce

1 egg

Ingredients of your choice to add in:  1 cup of organic blueberries, 1 cup of chopped apple, 1 cup of baked yams,  1 cup of shredded zucchini, 1 can of pumpkin, or another fruit or veggie of your choice.

If using blueberries, add in grated lemon zest.  If using apples or zucchini, add in 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.  If using pumpkin, add in a pumpkin pie spice blend.  You can add in 1/2 cup of raisins for apple, zucchini, yam, or pumpkins.

1 cup of GF oats

1/2 cup of ground almonds

3 tablespoons of chia seeds

1/2 cup of ground flaxseed

1 tsp of baking soda

Directions:  Preheat oven to 350.  Prepare a pyrex or baking dish that’s 9 X 11 or 10 X 10. 

Add wet ingredients into bowl and mash up.  Add dry ingredients and stir with a fork until combined. 

Add in batter and press down until there are no air gaps.  Bake for about 25 minutes.  Enjoy!