Breakfast/ Gluten-Free

Apple & Almond Breakfast Bars (Gluten-Free)

Overhead view of individual apple almond breakfast bars

I’m always trying to come up breakfast recipes for my family that are easy, nutritious, and I can make ahead of time so that mornings are less rushed. Check, check, and check… these breakfast bars meet all criteria! The apple and almond butter are the perfect pairing for this breakfast on the go! The recipe also calls for a enough flaxseed meal to give each serving a full tablespoon of flaxseed meal (1/2 serving of flax) in every bar! I can almost taste the micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) in each bite!

The base of these bars consist of oats, flaxseed meal, and almond butter; the perfect combo for a filling breakfast. Make sure you buy almond butter with almonds as the only ingredient. And if you want to try a different butter, like peanut butter or sun butter, give it a whirl! I’m sure any sort of nut/seed butter would work out great. The first time we made these, the whole pan lasted less than 24 hours! So much for making them and freezing the leftovers, but I know these would be great to make, freeze, and grab them as needed. Serve with fruit and you have the perfect breakfast! Easy peasy!

Apple & Almond Breakfast Bars

Print Recipe
Serves: 9 Cooking Time: 25 min


  • 1.5 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup gluten-free oat flour
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp. flaxseed meal (the extra tablespoon ensures a full tbsp. in each serving)
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1.5 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (I use coconut milk)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil; melted
  • 1/3 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 apple, peeled and shredded



Preheat oven to 350.


Mix the dry ingredients in large bowl (oats through cinnamon).


In separate bowl, mix the milk, oil, almond butter, syrup, and egg. Add wet mixture to dry mix and mix until just combined.


Fold in shredded apples.


Spread mixture into a greased 8x8 baking dish.


Bake at 350 for 23-25 minutes, or until edges are set.


Enjoy for breakfast, or even as a snack!


If you don't need these to be gluten-free, regular oats will work just fine and you could also sub whole wheat flour for the gluten-free oat flour.

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