Nourishing Nut & Seed Bars

It’s time for breakfast and you’re headed out the door? Of course, we would never think to skip breakfast, right. What do you do? I’m a breakfast-on-the-go person 5 days a week. Try this recipe for a healthy grab-and-go breakfast or snack. You won’t regret it! 

Nourishing Nut & Seed Granola Bar. [Gluten Free, Dairy Free] It's time for breakfast and you're headed out the door. Of course, we would never think to skip breakfast, right. What do you do? Try this recipe for a healthy grab-and-go breakfast or snack. You won't regret it! Click through to get the recipe at http://jillconyers.com and pin it now to make it later.

 

Good morning and happy fall! Can you feel the crisp fresh air especially in the morning and evening? It’s such a refreshing delight.

It’s time for breakfast and you’re headed out the door? Of course, we would never think to skip breakfast, right. What do you do?

I’m a breakfast-on-the-go person 5 days a week. Maybe it’s a smoothie on my way to work or overnight oars in a jar that I enjoy in my office. Or, it’s a grab and go homemade granola bar. Add baked oatmeal and you have my favorite and convenient breakfast choices Monday through Friday.

Nourishing Nut & Seed Granola Bar

Yield: 8

Serving Size: 1 bar

Nourishing Nut & Seed Granola Bar

Delicious, nutritious and easy to make protein granola bars are perfect for breakfast-on-the-go, packing a school lunch or afternoon snack. You’re not just getting protein from these bars. You're also getting nutrition of the all the other natural ingredients. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons ground flax
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 cups gluten free oats
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup cranberries
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (I used dairy free Enjoy Life Mini Chips)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla protein powder (I used Skoop B-Strong)
  • 2-3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the ground flax with the milk and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  5. Add the flax mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
  6. Press the mixture evenly into the baking dish.
  7. Bake for about 12 minutes or until the top starts to brown.
  8. Let cool completely before cutting.

Notes

Make a double batch and freeze. After baking, allow the bars to thoroughly cool. Lay out in a single layer on a cookie sheet and put in the freezer until frozen. After frozen stack with a square of parchment paper in between each bar. Store in a freezer container or bag.

More freezer friendly breakfast-on-the go bar recipes:

 

Nourishing Nut & Seed Granola Bar. [Gluten Free, Dairy Free] It's time for breakfast and you're headed out the door? Of course, we would never think to skip breakfast, right. What do you do? I'm a breakfast-on-the-go person 5 days a week. Try this recipe for a healthy grab-and-go breakfast or snack. You won't regret it! Click through to get the recipe at http://jillconyers.com and pin it now to make it later. @jillconyers

Do you often eat breakfast-on-the-go? Do you make freezer friendly meals? What’s your favorite recipe for homemade granola/protein bars?

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 It's time for breakfast and you're headed out the door. Of course, we would never think to skip breakfast, right. What do you do? Try this recipe for a healthy grab-and-go breakfast or snack. You won't regret it! Click through to get the recipe at http://jillconyers.com and pin it now to make it later.

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115 Comments

  1. I have to try to make my own bars from now on. This seems like easy to make.

  2. These look amazing! As a photographer on the go, I am always looking for healthier snacks to pack in my camera bag! I think I am going to try these for sure!

  3. These look really good and easy to make! I can’t wait to give them a try.

  4. I buy these all the time, but I am so happy to see it’s easy to make. Your photos are beautiful.

  5. Almond milk and pure maple syrup are healthy options, Thanks for sharing!

  6. I’ve stayed away from nuts for a long time because I’m scared of the fats, to be honest; but I’m expecting a baby so I think it will be beneficial to add all this goodness to my diet!

  7. Granola bars are really awesome specially when are homemade and include yummy nuts and good flavors. Perfect snack too thanks for sharing =)

  8. This looks so good! Like I would actually have enough willpower to make it (I am a terrible cook)! It looks so healthy and delicious!

  9. my mother would LOVE these bars! I’ll have to make this for her over the weekend. This will be my first attempt in making bars but it should be easy thanks to your directions/recipe ; )

  10. These look so tasty! I’ve been wanting to make up my own granola bar for awhile so I’ll have to give these a try!

  11. Almond milk and pure maple syrup are healthy options for ingredients but the flavor from these must be incredible. I am going to make your recipe.

  12. These look so delicious! I definitely want to try making my own granola bars, because I feel like the store-bought ones can be so unhealthy! xx

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  13. These look so delicious and easy to make. I usually make my own granola cereal, never thought about making them into bars. Pinned this one for reference. Thanks Jill and great to connect through FB Show your blog love. Lorelle

  14. Can’t wait to try these. It’s always easier to get the kids to eat something that they’ve helped make.

  15. Yum! Vanilla and cranberries are my favorite combination! I’ll have to try these!K

  16. I love these type of bars, but never made them before. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  17. I’ve been looking for a breakfast bar recipe! I’m not a fan of raisins, so I might take those out but this one certainly seems like a great option for breakfast on the go!

  18. I’ve always wanted to make healthy granola bars like these but didn’t know how. These are great for energy and keeping you full.

  19. These look delicious! I will definitely have to make these!

  20. I am definitely a breakfast on the go type of girl. These seem like a great snack to make and it’s super healthy!

  21. these sound really good and something I may give a try but I am curious – does the flax seed have a taste? as I’ve never had it and what are the pepitas? everything else sounds great in it

  22. These looks so yummy and I love that they are gluten and dairy free. I am going to have to try these because I am always eating breakfast on the go.

  23. I eat these kind of bars all the time, but i’ve never tried to make them myself. I’m going to try this recipe. Thanks.

  24. I think these bars would be perfect for taking with me on the run on my way to work in the morning. I often skip breakfast because I just don’t have a lot of time in the morning.

  25. Love coming to your blog and finding vegan recipes! This looks just like the Clif Crunch bars! excited to try this out!

  26. These sound absolutely amazing! I am trying really hard to eat healthy and this sounds like a perfect snack!

  27. These sound yum!! I have a recipe similar to this and everyone loves them! Happy Eating!

  28. These look perfect to pack for a hike! Or for me to pack in my kids’ lunches. thanks for the recipe – I cannot wait to try it!

  29. Oh my goodness that looks so good! I would never think that those were homemade though, makes it even better in my book!

  30. Pinned this! These look delicious, I love granola bars and wanted to make some with ingredients I choose.

  31. I love how wholesome ve how wholesome yet delicious they look. This would be a nice treat after a workout wouldn’t they?

  32. I need to add these to my Sunday meal prep list. I love quick snack ideas that are healthy for my son and I during the week.

  33. These look so delicious! I would love to have these on hand for breakfast every morning!

  34. These look so delicious and HEALTHY. I’m dying for more recipes like this to satisfy that early morning hunger when I’m stuck at work. When I don’t eat breakfast (which happens more often than not because I simply have no time) I eat like crazy the rest of the day.

  35. I like all ingredients you use here. It’s healthy snack bars, and looks delicious. The good thing to make our own foodie or snacks, is, we know what we put inside.

  36. I must give these a try. Snacks bars are my thing to stop me from being extremely hungry throughout the day- thanks!

  37. Robin Masshole mommy says:

    These sounds wonderful. I love healthy snacks like this and can’t wait to try these!

  38. I really need to get back to making my own granola bars. I am always looking for midday snacks and am not a fan really of any of the bars you find at the grocery store. Now just need to find the time to make them 🙂

  39. YUM! These look delicious. I am always a breakfast on the go type of person and usually have some overnight oats or a smoothie on hand!

    1. Hi Carly. ONO and green smoothies are my go to for breakfast on the go. I never get tired of either.

  40. This recipe looks great!! I love bars! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  41. These sound fantastic – so walnuts are the only nuts? Now that my son has cleared his sunflower and sesame allergies, and isn’t allergic to walnuts, I could probably make these at home without worry. Love that you used Enjoy Life chips – they’re the nut-free brand we buy so my son can have things with choc chips!

    1. Hi Cynthia. I hope your son enjoys the bars. They are fantastic if I do say so myself 🙂

  42. Looks delicious! I have been eating 18 rabbits bars for an on the go breakfast!

    1. Hi Toni. I had to google 18 rabbits. Interesting name 🙂

      Their products look awesome!

  43. These look really delicious!! I would make them and put them in my kids lunches, for an afternoon snack or a quick breakfast with an egg or fruit. So many possibilities and I love how easy they are to make.
    Thanks for sharing!

  44. These look delicious Jill! And they seem like they’d be fitting with this week’s topic for The Fit Dish Link Up – I bet these bars pack quite an energy boost 🙂

    1. They’re definitely a yummy energy boost! This recipe has saved me from the afternoon slump many times 🙂

  45. I am fortunate to be able to eat my breakfast at my desk at work. I usually drink coffee and have a protein bar and that gets me until noon. Afternoons are when these bars would come in handy for me cause I get the afternoon munchies and need something healthy to grab instead of chips or candy bars. Thanks for this!

  46. I made a trail mix this weekend that had candy corn in it =) This looks tasty, I’ve never made my own granola bars.

    1. Hi Becki. I imagine the flavor combination with the candy corn is delicious. Fun seasonal idea.

  47. These really look good. I pinned this because I am going to try it later. Thanks.

    1. Thank you for pinning Ivanna. I’d love to know what you think after you make them 🙂

  48. I’m actually a sit down breakfast person. Right now, as I read blogs, I eat my breakfast and enjoy it over the course of about 30 minutes.
    These bars look absolutely delicious! I might make them for my husband, who IS a breakfast on the go person. 🙂

  49. These look fantastic, Jill! I haven’t yet made my own granola bars. I’ve been relying on pre-packaged ones but try to stick with brands that use minimal ingredients (Larabars, Bonk Breakers). Do you purchase the flax ground already or do you do that yourself?

    1. Thank you Kelli. Make this recipe your first homemade granola bar 🙂

      I purchase the flax already ground. I love larabars!

  50. Oooh, I have never made my own granola bars because all the recipes I see are full of sugar and/or honey, but you only add 2-3 Tbsp of maple syrup. Thanks Jill! I know my family will love these, and my kids will like making them with me too. So appreciated! #fitfamlove : )

    1. Hi Sue. I’ve probably already commented on your blog but I’m so jealous of your ragnar! It’s going to be awesome. I’d love to know if you make the bars 🙂 Enjoy.

  51. I’ve still be sticking to my green smoothie breakfasts, but these would be perfect for my afternoon snack! Those are almost always on the go! Love that these are filling and super simple to make! And they have chocolate, which in a time of pumpkin spice everything is a happy reminder that chocolate will always be the winner 🙂

    1. Hi Sam. Nothing trumps chocolate. Not even pumpkin spice 🙂 I’d love to know if you make them and what you think. Enjoy!

  52. I’m sitting here at work, having forgotten my dinner, totally drooling over my computer screen… these look ridiculously good!

    1. That’s the way I feel when I browse new recipes. Not forgetting dinner. The drooling part 🙂 Thanks Tara.

  53. These look delicious! :]! I really gotta try making my own snack bars after I finally finish off the stash that I have!

  54. These delicious as do all of your food posts lately! I love nut & seed bars, so this is going on my must-try list (aka Pinterest breakfast board) :). P.S. I’m still trying to figure out how you juggle it all. You’re a beast, Jill!

    1. Thank you Elizabeth. My secret weapon is the most amazing and supportive husband 🙂 Chat soon! Thanks for pinning.

    1. Janelle, haha, that would be a hearty snack! I feel the same way when I browse recipes 🙂

  55. These look so good, and easy to make! Thanks for sharing these!

    1. Hi Leah. Easy and delicious is a must most of the time. Otherwise, lets be honest, I’d rarely make it. Is that just me 🙂 Enjoy!

    1. Oh, butterscotch chips sound wonderful. That would be a great sub for this recipe.

  56. These look so tasty, Jill! Those vanilla espresso bars you included the link for sounds AMAZING as well. Yum! I usually have muffins ready to go or frozen and ready to thaw for quick breakfasts. It’s been too long since I last made granola bars! I need to get back into it again 🙂

    1. Hi Amy. The vanilla espresso bars are addicting. It’s the Wild Friends nutbutter that makes the recipe better than most 🙂 Enjoy!

  57. Those bars sound delish!
    I used to be so good at having a pile of grab and go eats on hand – time to get back on it!

    1. Ange can I brag a little and say yes, they are delish 🙂 Get back on it starting with this recipe!

  58. Yum, these look so good! Homemade granola bars are always better than store-bought – and I love all the nutritional goodness from the nuts and seeds in these!

  59. This looks so delicious and it looks like an easy to follow recipe! Even the hubby would love this

    1. Hi Nancy. Easy and delicious is a must most of the time. Otherwise, lets be honest, I’ll rarely make it. I’d love to know if your husband likes them 🙂

    1. Hi LIz. Jam packed with nuts and seeds is my favorite kind of bar. Definitely delish 🙂

  60. love it! i need to get some skoop again and try these! it’s so good to bake with. Nouirshing indeed! pinning

  61. I love my smoothie in the morning but by 9:30/10:00 I need a snack! I need to try and make my own bars, this would be perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!

  62. Love these because I need more healthy fats in my diet and on the go food like this is perfection! Thanks for sharing this recipe xo C

    1. Hi Courtney. These healthy fats are delicious! It took me a long time to stop fearing the fats.

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