These Molasses Spice Breakfast bars recipe is a guest post from Renee of Raising Generation Nourished! I am thrilled to have one of Renee’s amazing recipes featured here! Be sure to read more about her after the post.
I have a household of big breakfast fans.
I know some people are light breakfast eaters…our household is not. It is typically our biggest meal of the day, and I especially look forward to it on the weekends.
On the weekends my husband get to be home for breakfast, and we love making big breakfasts together. During the work week he has to take all 3 meals of the day along with him to work, so we really love our weekend breakfasts!
I usually take advantage of weekend breakfast making to plan myself ahead for the upcoming work and school week. My husband usually likes to take grab and go breakfast cookies, or a thermos of soaked oatmeal on the way out the door with him so I make those a lot on the weekend.
I have been looking for some other ways to change things up though, so he isn’t eating the same thing day in and day out. I created this breakfast bar with him in mind as I know he loves the flavor of molasses.
These breakfast bars are definitely hitting my breakfast making rotation. It was delicious with a cup of tea, and since we are bigger breakfast eaters we also had sides of fried eggs and hash, and raw milk.
One of my goals in recipes like this is no fuss. I want it to be something everyone has time for. This is literally everything into the blender, onto the baking sheet, and bake it off. The recipe can be doubled or tripled, and the bars frozen individually for quick grab and go. The leftovers were great for school morning breakfast on Monday, and my daughter loved having it in her lunchbox later that week. My toddlers were big fans of them too.
- 4 small bananas
- ¼ cup organic blackstrap molasses
- ½ cup softened organic coconut oil
- 1 cup tapioca flour
- ½ cup blanched almond flour
- ½ cup organic coconut flour
- ½ cup organic unsweetened coconut shreds
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Put the bananas, molasses, and coconut oil in your food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and blend to combine.
- Spread the batter on a Silpat lined (or parchment paper lined) large baking sheet or jelly roll pan, and use a butter knife to make your bar shapes however big you want. Once they bake, they will pull off into bars super easy.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Check them at the 30 minute mark in case our ovens run differently.
Renee is a wife and mama of 3 busy bees under 5 years old. She is passionate about raising the next generation of kids with a better understanding of how food affects their bodies. She is committed to teaching others that simple, real food can make positive changes in health and can be done on a (very) tight budget, all while making the kids smile. Renee blogs at Raising Generation Nourished and can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+.