- Chewy Breakfast Bars
Chewy Breakfast Bars
Meal Tags: Breakfast, Brunch, Make-ahead
Dietary Tags: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Vegetarian
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (gluten-free)
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 cup pitted Medjool dates
- 1 cup corn flakes
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
- 1/4 cup honey
Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line a baking dish with parchment paper. Set it aside.
Arrange the oats, almonds, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds on a baking sheet. Bake until they are lightly toasted, about 5 to 7 minutes.
While the oats are toasting, into a food processor, blend the dates until they are smooth and form a ball, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer the date paste to a large bowl. Transfer the oat mixture to the bowl. Add the corn flakes, dried cranberries, dried apricots, and honey. Mix everything until it is evenly combined, using hands if necessary.
Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking dish and press it down firmly in an even layer. Allow the bars to set in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Once set, cut breakfast bars into squares. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.