Grain Free Energy Bars (Paleo, GAPS with Nut Free Option)

May Ly

I often get asked how to start the transition over to a real food / paleo lifestyle for the family and the best tips I have from my personal experience is to initially replace just one meal a day (breakfast was easiest for me as you can also eat breakfast all day 🙂 and make sure you have some pre-made compliant food and snacks to avoid bad last minute choices. These grain free energy bars are perfect for this. You can have an nutrient dense energy bar for breakfast or snac for school or work. This recipe also freezes well, and best of all it’s quick taking under 30 minutes to make!

Grain Free Energy Breakfast Bars (Paleo, GAPS with Nut Free Option)
 Grain Free Energy Breakfast Bars (Paleo, GAPS with Nut Free Option)
I use almond butter and some almonds in this recipe but both can be left out to keep this nut free if you plan to send into school for the kids. This recipe has been a winner with everyone (paleo / real food or not). I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Grain Free Energy Breakfast Bars (Paleo, GAPS with Nut Free Option)
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Grain Free Energy Breakfast Bars (Paleo, GAPS with Nut Free Option)

Grain Free Energy Bars (Paleo, GAPS with Nut Free Option)

Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Makes about 12 slices or more depending on how big you slice 😉
Store in the fridge for 1 week or freezer for a month
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You will need:
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup tahini (buy on iherb or amazon)
  • 1/2 cup almond butter (buy on iherb or amazon – replace with extra tahini for nut free version)
  • 1/2 cup almonds ((buy on iherb or amazon – replace with other preferred seeds or more of the below seeds, I like to use watermelon seeds as they are readily available here)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (buy on iherb or amazon)
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds (buy from iherb or amazon)
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (buy on iherb or amazon)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds (leave out if strictly GAPS) (buy on iherb or amazon)
  • 1/4 cup raw honey (buy on iherb or amazon)
  • 6-8 medjool dates, seed removed and sliced lengthways
  • 1 tsp good quality salt (I use pink himalayan or celtic – buy on iherb or amazon)
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Grain Free Energy Breakfast Bars (Paleo, GAPS with Nut Free Option)
Grain Free Energy Breakfast Bars (Paleo, GAPS with Nut Free Option)

Method:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 160°C degrees (325°F, Gas mark 3)
  • All all ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and combine well with a spoon or fork
Grain Free Energy Breakfast Bars (Paleo, GAPS with Nut Free Option)
  Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well
  • Grease and line a slice tin with some coconut oil and baking paper
  • Pour the mixture in and even out with the back of the spoon
Grain Free Energy Breakfast Bars (Paleo, GAPS with Nut Free Option)
 Pour the mixture in and spread evenly
  • Bake for 20 mins, until the top is golden brown
Grain Free Energy Breakfast Bars (Paleo, GAPS with Nut Free Option)
Bake for 20 mins and allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes
  • Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes
  • Remove and cool completely on a rack
Grain Free Energy Breakfast Bars (Paleo, GAPS with Nut Free Option)
    Allow to cool completely on a rack before slicing
  • Once completely cooled (I like to stick mine in the fridge to make it easier to slice), slice into preferred size
Grain Free Energy Breakfast Bars (Paleo, GAPS with Nut Free Option)
 Slice into preferred size
  • This grain free energy breakfast bar is quite dense and filling so keep the slices smaller
  • They can be stored in the freezer for a month and taken out one by one to thaw out over night in the fridge, in a hurry, I have eaten them straight from the freezer too!
  • Otherwise store in the fridge for the week
Grain Free Energy Breakfast Bars (Paleo, GAPS with Nut Free Option)
Grain Free Energy Breakfast Bars (Paleo, GAPS with Nut Free Option)

Hope you enjoy this recipe!

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Grain Free Energy Breakfast Bars (Paleo, GAPS with Nut Free Option)
 
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Serves: 12 slices
Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup tahini (buy on iherb or amazon)
  • ½ cup almond butter (buy on iherb or amazon - replace with extra tahini for nut free version)
  • ½ cup almonds ((buy on iherb or amazon - replace with other preferred seeds or more of the below seeds, I like to use watermelon seeds as they are readily available here)
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds (buy on iherb or amazon)
  • ½ cup sesame seeds (buy from iherb or amazon)
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds (buy on iherb or amazon)
  • ¼ cup chia seeds (leave out if strictly GAPS) (buy on iherb or amazon)
  • ¼ cup raw honey (buy on iherb or amazon)
  • 6-8 medjool dates, seed removed and sliced lengthways
  • 1 tsp good quality salt (I use pink himalayan or celtic - buy on iherb or amazon)
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160°C degrees (325°F, Gas mark 3)
  2. All all ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and combine well with a spoon or fork
  3. Grease and line a slice tin with some coconut oil and baking paper
  4. Pour the mixture in and even out with the back of the spoon
  5. Bake for 20 mins, until the top is golden brown
  6. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes
  7. Remove and cool completely on a rack
  8. Once completely cooled (I like to stick mine in the fridge to make it easier to slice), slice into preferred size
  9. This grain free energy breakfast bar is quite dense and filling so keep the slices smaller
  10. They can be stored in the freezer for a month and taken out one by one to thaw out over night in the fridge, in a hurry, I have eaten them straight from the freezer too!
  11. Otherwise store in the fridge for the week