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8 Breakfast Bars for Morning Meals on the Go

February 5, 2024
Courtesy of The Almond Eater

It’s a paradox: Mornings can be a whirlwind, so you might be tempted to skip breakfast – but because they’re so busy, you need all the energy you can get. Our solution: Make-ahead breakfast bars. Put them together over the weekend, and you can grab and go all week. Whether you want something savory and cheesy, fruity and nutty, chocolatey, or something else, there’s a breakfast bar here for you. 

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1. Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Peanut butter breakfast bars

Courtesy of Food Faith Fitness

A peanut butter cup, but make it a healthy oatmeal bake. With 14 grams of protein and just 30 minutes to make, these bars may become your new favorite way to start the day.

Try this recipe from Food Faith Fitness.

2. Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bars

Blueberry breakfast bars

Courtesy of Well Plated

Packed with wholesome ingredients like quinoa, oats, almond butter, and blueberries, these bars are just the right level of sweet and chewy. The only thing missing: Refined sugar and processed oils.

Try this recipe from Well Plated.

3. Protein Cereal Bars

Cereal bars

Courtesy of The Conscious Plant Kitchen

These are definitely not your grandma’s cereal bars (not knocking them, but they wouldn’t be the healthiest breakfast). Start with a quality low-sugar cereal like puffed quinoa, add protein powder, nut butter, brown rice syrup, top with melted chocolate if you like (or toss in a handful of mini dark chocolate chips), and you’re running out the door with a breakfast bar that has 13 grams of protein and feels like a treat. 

Try this recipe from The Conscious Plant Kitchen.

4. No-Bake Paleo Granola Bars

No-Bake Paleo Granola Bars

Courtesy of The Almond Eater

It doesn’t get much simpler than a breakfast bar that you don’t have to bake. These chewy no-bake grain-free granola bars take just 10 minutes of prep, have 5 grams of fiber, and are simple to customize. 

Try this recipe from The Almond Eater.

5. Egg Broccoli Breakfast Bars

Egg Broccoli Breakfast Bars

Courtesy of Gathered Nutrition

Many of us prefer savory to sweet in the morning. If that’s you, you’ll love these cheesy egg broccoli breakfast bars. They’re gluten free and rich in protein, and you can play around with the flavors by swapping in a different cheese, another flavor of chicken sausage, or another mix of spices.

Try this recipe from Gathered Nutrition.

6. Baked Vanilla Protein Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

Baked vanilla protein oatmeal bars

Courtesy of The Real Food Dietitians

Eggs, Greek yogurt, and protein powder join up with oats in these one-bowl breakfast bar recipe. They’re tasty and comforting – and with 14 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber, they’re sure to tide you over until lunch. 

Try this recipe from The Real Food Dietitians.

7. Sweet Potato Banana Oatmeal Bars

Sweet potato oat bars

Courtesy of The Natural Nurturer

Step aside, pumpkin: Sweet potatoes are the star in these breakfast bars, along with banana, oats, and cinnamon. They’re good with or without raisins – or try another dried fruit, like cranberries.

Try this recipe from The Natural Nurturer.

8. Frozen Greek Yogurt Granola Bars

Frozen Greek yogurt breakfast bars

Courtesy of Dollop of Dough

If a granola bar and the viral frozen yogurt bark had a baby, it would be these chilly breakfast bars. Chewy, salty, creamy, fruity – these bars have everything you want in the morning. 

Try this recipe from Dollop of Dough.

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