Carrot Cake Breakfast Bars

I am always on the lookout for easy and healthy breakfast options. It can sometimes be difficult to find a breakfast that can be eaten on the run that isn’t packed full of sugar. The typical granola bar usually has about the same amount of sugar as a chocolate bar…no thanks. Not first thing in the morning at least!

These breakfast bars are the perfect solution. They can easily be tossed into a Tupperware if you’re in a rush to get out the door. Also, they taste like carrot cake, so that’s a win in my book!

 

Ingredients:

2 ¼ Cup Oats

1 cup Brown Rice Flour

½ Cup ground flax seed

1 tbsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp sea salt

½ cup maple syrup

1 egg

¾ cup apple sauce

1 tbsp vanilla extract

¼ cup butter, melted

1 cup grated carrot

1 apple, finely chopped (leave the skin on)

 

Optional: 1/3 cup raisins or 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

**If you add the raisins or walnuts, increase the apple sauce to 1 cup from ¾ cups. You will need the extra moisture to mix in the extra ingredients

 

Directions:

  1. Mix Oats, Flour, ground flax seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, egg, apple sauce, melted butter, and vanilla extract
  3. Add wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until mixed
  4. Add the grated carrots and chopped apples and stir until combined
  5. Line an 8×8 inch cake pan with parchment paper, add batter and press into place
  6. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes
  7. Let cool, then remove from pan by lifting the parchment paper.
  8. Cut into 16 squares.

These will last in the fridge for 3-4 days. I suggest freezing some for later.

 

Enjoy!