Who’s guilty of skipping breakfast now and again?
Before I started the Paleo diet I really did this quite a lot, that’s not a good way to ever ease weight loss, in fact in can cause weight gain by encouraging you to snack on processed foods that are easy to pick up from shops or canteens. We’ve discovered a way to ensure you get a decent Paleo breakfast, even if you’re too busy to eat before you leave the house!
These aren’t just a great nutritious and filling Paleo breakfast but also could be an amazing mid afternoon Paleo snack to give you a truly natural energy boost. Seeds are packed with vitamins and will give you a good amount of protein too. Perfect for one of ‘those’ mornings and you need to grab a quick Paleo breakfast on the go.
New Paleo breakfast bar recipe
I’ve recently re-worked the recipe below, and happy to say it’s even better! The elements now included make these bars stay together even better but don’t take away any of the scrumptious taste.
- 45g of sesame seeds
- 50 of pumpkin seeds
- 35g of poppy seeds
- 50g of sliced almonds
- 30g of sunflower seeds
- Juice and zest of 1/2 an orange
- 2 1/2 tsp of raw honey
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 175g dried apricots
- 1 egg
- Grease proof paper
- Small baking tray - ideally square.
- Preheat your oven to 180 °C, 350°F, or Gas Mark 5
- Mix all seeds in a bowl
- In a food processor blitz apricots, egg, the orange juice, zest and honey until the apricots cut into 1cm pieces.
- Mix these
- Line a baking tray with grease proof paper
- Bake in the oven for approx. 25 minutes.
- Remove from the tray but leave in the paper.
- Leave to cool for as long as possible.
- Cut into bars and wrap individually in foil - keep in the refrigerator and grab as you go!
- TIP: If you don't have a food processor, you can chop the apricots into small pieces.
My Paleo breakfast bar nutrition
Being Paleo for me is about enjoying natural foods and with these delights comes mountainous nutritional benefits. Everything you put in should make a positive difference to your body and your mind.
These bars are packed with highly nutritious nuts and seeds that will give you a spring in your step naturally. The almonds are packed full of dietary fibre and high in vitamin E, which will no doubt give your skin a boost too. Poppy seeds provide you with a range of minerals that are not easy to find in most foods, such as manganese, zinc and potassium. Not only will pumpkin seeds add a delicious crunch to these Paleo breakfast bars, but also contain health benefiting antioxidants, they too contain vital mineral such as copper. Sesame seeds contain a vitamin B-complex called Niacin, this enhances brain activity and can help reduce anxiety, who knew? And finally it’s worth mentioning sunflower seeds – not only do they contain an abundance of goodies but myth has it they help with bad breath.
Take a look around this site for great nutritional facts for the Paleo breakfast bars you’re about to create!
Use this as a framework and experiment! Don’t forget to share your creations and thoughts on our paleo breakfast recipes!
What will you put in your own Paleo breakfast bars?
Let me know in the comments below!
If you don’t want to make Paleo breakfast bars you I recommend Caveman Crunch Nut Bars, take a look!