We simply cannot get enough berries. In our smoothies, salads and as a snack, they’re simply delicious and so darn good for you. They also make for a stand-out ingredient in homemade healthy breakfast bars!
Packed with fiber, folate, potassium and iron, this easy-to-make raspberry breakfast bars recipe from Driscoll’s is a perfect healthy snack, an on-the-go-breakfast or even a yummy dessert! Not to mention that it’s waaay less processed than any breakfast bar that comes out of a box. One quick tip for making them? Be sure to press the crumbs firmly into the pan and on top of the berry filling to make the breakfast bars really hold together. Enjoy!
Whole-Grain Raspberry Breakfast Bars Recipe
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Ingredients: Raspberry Filling
1 package (6 ounces or 1 1/3 c) Driscoll’s raspberries
1/4 c sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Ingredients: Breakfast Bars
1 1/2 c old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
3/4 c whole-wheat flour
2/3 c packed brown sugar
1/3 c walnut pieces
1/4 c wheat germ
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 c canola or vegetable oil
1 large egg
Directions: Raspberry Filling
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Combine raspberries, sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Simmer, stirring constantly, two minutes until sauce is thick and translucent. Remove from heat.
Directions: Breakfast Bars
1. Combine oats, flour, sugar, walnuts, wheat germ and cinnamon in a food processor. Process until oats and walnuts are finely ground. Add oil and egg; pulse to evenly combine, scraping sides of work bowl.
2. Press half of the crumb mixture evenly on bottom of a 9 x 9 inch baking pan. Spread raspberry filling evenly over crumbs. Top with remaining crumbs and pat down gently.
3. Bake 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan. Cut into bars.
Nutrition per serving: 229 calories, 9.6 grams fat, 17 milligrams cholesterol, 10 milligrams sodium, 34 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber and 4 grams protein
Yummy! Who’s ready to make this healthy breakfast bar recipe? And tell us, what’s your favorite berry? —Jenn