Breakfast Bars With Oats and Coconut

18 servings


7 hours

total time



3/4 cup smooth almond butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup grams light brown sugar

3 Tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for greasing


1 large egg, beaten, at room temperature

1 egg white, at room temperature

1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1 2/3 cups rolled oats

3/4 teaspoon baking soda


1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1/4 cup dried cherries (or another soft, plump dried fruit)

3 tablespoons poppy seeds

2 tablespoons shelled sunflower seeds

1 1/2 tablespoons flax seeds

1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds


In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or using a handheld mixer and a large bowl, cream almond butter, granulated and brown sugars, and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add egg, egg white, salt and vanilla, and mix until well incorporated, occasionally scraping the side and bottom of bowl, about 1 minute longer.

Put oats in a small bowl, sift the baking soda over them, and beat into almond butter mixture. With the mixer on low speed, stir in coconut flakes, cherries and seeds until thoroughly mixed. Press a piece of plastic wrap directly against the surface of the dough (still in the bowl) and refrigerate for at least 6 hours and up to 2 days. (This allows the oats to hydrate.)

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a metal 9-inch square baking pan with butter and line it with parchment paper, leaving about 2 inches to hang over 2 sides of the pan and use as handles later. Grease the parchment paper as well.

Scrape dough into the prepared baking pan. Lightly grease a large spatula and firmly press the mixture into the pan in an even layer. Bake until the surface is light golden brown and firm, 25 to 30 minutes.

Transfer to a rack and allow bars to cool completely in the pan. Once cooled, use a butter knife or small offset spatula to cut along the inside edges of the pan and release the bars. Using the parchment paper overhang, lift bars out of the pan and place them on a cutting board. Cut into 18 bars. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


tried adding mini chocolate chips. not quite as good. COuld try with smaller amount. Amazing bars. Great texture.


Serving Size




Total Fat

11 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Unsaturated Fat

7 g

Trans Fat

0 g




98 mg

Total Carbohydrate

20 g

Dietary Fiber

3 g

Total Sugars

12 g


5 g

18 servings


7 hours

total time
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