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Paleo Breakfast Bars


Along the list of the many downsides of waking up at 4:30am comes a sense of urgency to eat breakfast. I find more often than not the snooze button is more powerful than any form of hunger. I like to be able to grab something as I run out the door. Enter Paleo Breakfast bars, these tasty, quick breakfast bars are full of good fats and are a great way to jump start the day. With a very low glycemic index its also a good choice for diabetics.

On a lighter side, Santa was kind enough to bring me a GoPro camera and I love it, I also have a hunch that anything can look cool with a wide angle lens. Take a look at the YouTube video of me prepping for these breakfast bars.

1 1/4 cup blanched almond flour (almond meal is also fine)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda (this is optional, but it’s natural and gives the bars more spunk)
1/4 cup coconut oil (melted, in liquid form)
1/4 cup all natural honey
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup pecan pieces
1/4 cup raisins (or any dried fruit – I like gold raisins for flavor)
Heat oven to 350. Grease 8×8 pan with coconut oil (this is also where I’d line it with parchment paper prior to coating to prevent sticking). Mix almond flour, salt, cinnamon and baking soda (if using) in small bowl. In large bowl, combine coconut oil and honey, mix well with a whisk to incorporate. Add dry mixture and combine. Now add all nuts and raising and mix well. Pour into baking dish and press into pan with your hands (you may want to wet your hands first to avoid sticking). Bake for about 20 minutes. Cool completely, cut and store on a sealed container.