Apple and cinnamon is one scrumptious combination. Combine that with the likes of nuts, seeds, chai and oats and it makes for one remarkable little breakfast bar! Not only that but you’ve got a breakfast bar full of nutritious superfoods – win win! For anyone that follows my instagram you’ll know my day usually starts with either eggs or some form of protein. The benefits of having protein for breakfast are huge and if you want, you can read about them here….however there are occasions when we don’t always have the luxury of whipping up a morning omelette!
For those kind’ve days, having a healthy alternative should always be available, if not you’ll feel unsatisfied and unhappy with how you kicked off your day! It’s a big rule of mine that just because time is short, it doesn’t mean breakfast should be any less enjoyable or nutritious, it’s my favourite meal of the day so I wouldn’t dream of cheating myself out of it! Plus who would turn down delicious food? Not me! ;)
And these gorgeous nutty breakfast bars are exactly that and my morning godsend for not only when i’m in a rush but when I just fancy a change. They are full of protein from the 5 different types of nuts and seeds used in them so will keep you going till lunch and set your blood sugars on the right level to start the day. They are bursting with delicious fresh and fragrant apple using REAL apple pieces rather than any apple flavouring you would normally find in typical store bought ‘healthy’ snacks. The cinnamon is subtle but gives it a welcomed gentle spice that completes these oaty bars as well as adding to their superfood nutrition status!
They keep for 3-4 days in the fridge, although if anyone else gets wind of them you may not have them for that long! Make sure if you want/need gluten-free then do buy oats that say gluten-free on them, it sounds silly as of course naturally, oats don’t contain gluten but they can be contaminated so depending on your reasons for gluten-free, it’s better to be on the safe side. Nairn’s do a nice gluten-free range and their stuff is yummy! Click here for their website. Hope you enjoy!
Ahhhhmazing! My toddler also loves these! Actually, she has loved every recipe i have cooked from your blog!
Aww thanks Lauren, so glad to hear that’s really sweet! :) xx
Is the 1/2 red apple to go in the mixture or just to top the bars with?
Sorry I hope that isn’t a daft question.
Can’t wait to make these bars.
Not silly at all I realised I didn’t specify it needs to be grated so thank you for pointing that out! Effectively half the apple gets grated into the mixture and the other half is sliced, to top the bars with.
Hope that helps and you enjoy the bars :)
Will this work without the nuts? I have an allergy!
Yes it will be fine, try adding 1/2 cup of extra oats that you blend to resemble the same fine-like flour as the nuts.
Are you okay with the seeds? Pumpkin/sunflower?
Hello and welcome! I'm Carly, originally from London but currently enjoying a little adventure in Dubai. A travel and wellness blogger exploring the world one step at a time. Think fabulous food at undiscovered gems, unique destinations, skin care obsessions and so much more. This is my life, I hope you enjoy the ride!