Homemade breakfast bars are a hit any time of day. These delicious recipes are ideal for breakfast on the go or even as a sweet mid-morning treat.
Start your day off right with juicy strawberries, tangy cranberries, or creamy peanut butter. No matter which flavor you pick, I know you’ll love how family-friendly these recipes are.
Plus, they’re so easy to whip up; you could even make a tray first thing for a warm and filling meal.
Loaded with oats, grains, nuts, and fruits, these simple, energy-packed, kid-friendly breakfast bars are sure to fill you up.
This recipe is one to choose when you need something simple and versatile. With the mild crust and quick topping, you can make this sweet, tart, creamy, or sinful.
Use your favorite nut butter, go for thick, colorful jam, or take it to another level with chocolate and coconut.
Of course, feel free to make these with the peanut butter and all-fruit jam the recipe calls for!
These oatmeal breakfast bars are the ideal way to get your day started right! Plus, they’re the ultimate meal prep recipe, meaning you don’t need to spend precious morning minutes at the stove.
Enjoy them on the go, or warm them up for a delicious breakfast at home.
Every time I make these, I feel like I’m eating peanut butter blondies for breakfast. Not a bad feeling, am I right?
Pro tip: for a peanut butter cup style breakfast, drizzle some dark chocolate on top before you cool them. YUM.
Cranberries belong at breakfast, in my humble opinion. I can’t get over how tart and refreshing they are, especially when baked into an oatmeal bar and topped with brown sugar crumble.
These are great during any season, but I particularly love to serve them for a light holiday breakfast before a long day of baking!
Since these cranberry and orange muffins are my usual go-to during the holidays, I think these bars would taste extra special with some added orange zest in the mix.
Lemon and blueberry are the perfect balance of sweet and citrus, and those flavors work especially well in these yummy paleo breakfast bars.
The bar base is made with egg, almond butter, and coconut flour, so these package up and freeze fabulously!
I’m convinced these are actually healthy breakfast cookies that I won’t feel guilty about eating all day long.
Though the ingredient list is a bit long, they’re surprisingly easy to put together.
That said, the recipe encourages you to allow the mix to sit for at least six hours to hydrate the oats. That means you’ll need to start these in the morning or the day before you want them.
Out with the bowls and in with the bars! There are no spoons needed for this classic blend of maple and cinnamon.
With just ten ingredients, these babies are gluten-free and are certainly a crowd pleaser!
These are not Nutella-based bars, but rather an earthy collection of hazelnuts, cranberries, dates, pumpkin seeds, pecans, and dark chocolate rolled up in oats.
They’re incredibly filling and are delicious on their own. I happen to like them with yogurt for a bit of cool, tangy goodness, but that’s up to you.
Banana is such a versatile fruit, and when it’s the star of the show, the results are always delicious! These are less of a granola-style bar and more like a banana bread base.
I recommend you package and freeze these if meal prepping or refrigerate if serving in a couple of days.
This copycat Kind Nut Bars recipe features a nut base rather than oat. Use whatever nuts and dried fruits you have at home, or follow the recipe as it is.
These are a delicious breakfast or midday snack to recharge your batteries, and bonus – no baking required!
The kid in me is wondering where this recipe was when I was a child.
I’m not sure whether I should call them “breakfast bars” or “breakfast cookies,” but I promise you, they’re addictive.
Anytime breakfast tastes like dessert is a win in my book!
I like to serve these as a fun Halloween breakfast, too. Just add some candy eyes to make them look extra spooky.
These fantastic blueberry oatmeal bars taste just like blueberry cobbler. How could it get any better?
Loaded with fresh blueberries and topped with a delicious crumble, this is one of the best blueberry breakfast recipes I’ve ever had!
Though I know you’re supposed to let them cool, these are divine when they’re fresh and still warm.
Granola bars just got a massive upgrade!
Though they have the same yummy jam filling, they’re kicked up a notch with fresh berries and sliced almonds.
This recipe makes enough to feed a crowd, and they hold well in the fridge, too.
Cereal and marshmallow bars count as breakfast, right?
Though you might be used to Rice Krispies, Cheerios are a fantastic twist in these classic treats.
Add in dried berries, nuts, or coconut to make these feel a bit more balanced for breakfast.
Do you enjoy cinnamon-infused oatmeal?
Do you want convenience in the morning with breakfast and snacks ready to go ahead of time?
If you said “yes,” you have to try these terrific spiced breakfast bars.
The recipe is so simple and only requires a few kitchen staples to put together. Oh, and the dreamy icing on top makes them taste more like cinnamon rolls. Win-win!
Fall is such a flavorful time of year. But if you love cinnamon, spice, and all things nice, why wait until the weather turns? Why not enjoy these delicious maple-pumpkin oatmeal bars year-round?
You’ll find these are prepared much like pumpkin bread, though replacing flour with oats.
Are you a fan of chocolate oranges? You know, the kind you always see around during the holidays?
Well, these bars reminded me of those!
The orange zest and chocolate are perfectly paired to make these rich and decadent.
Though, of course, they also feature nuts and dried fruits like other breakfast bars, so they’re still nice and healthy.
These are like banana bread bars, but they’re taken to the next level with nuts and fresh fruits.
I mean, sure, they’re for breakfast, but they scream dessert to me!
This recipe uses steel-cut oats, which prepare differently than traditional oats. But, don’t worry, it’s not complicated.
On the hunt for some fresh, crisp, and sweet apple breakfast recipes?
How about these apple cinnamon bars you can make ahead and freeze in preparation for busy mornings?
Or, toss one in your lunchbox for a delicious snack during the day. They’re so satisfying; you’ll have more than enough energy to make it through after-school activities.
Quinoa is an excellent healthy alternative to oats, and this recipe is so simple!
The lemon zest and fresh raspberries make these so refreshing and light but still filling with the quinoa, almond butter, and flax base.
These are probably the best breakfast bars on this list. Seriously, I’m not sure how I ever lived without this recipe.
Coconuts, almonds, dates, lime zest, and agave nectar come together in such a sophisticated breakfast bar, you’ll be ready to face anything in your day.
Try replacing half of the butter with almond butter to add a bit of extra protein.
You have to give these protein-packed, crunchy, chewy, healthy breakfast bars a try!
It’s such a clever way to use up any leftover protein powder that’s hidden away in the pantry.
These bars rely heavily on fresh ingredients, so if you want to prep for a whole week, try changing the fruits for dried fruits instead.
This is a classic breakfast staple, from Raisin Bran to warm oats topped with chewy raisins.
If you’re not a huge fan of raisins, try using Craisins or dried blueberries instead. Trust me; they’ll be crazy-delicious either way.
Kid-friendly and adult-approved, these chocolate chip breakfast squares remind me of chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.
What more could you want for breakfast?
You’ll only need seven ingredients to pull these squares together, and I bet you have them already at home.
Once they’re cool (if you can wait that long), be sure to store them in an airtight container for a quick and easy breakfast that’ll last all week.
These fresh strawberry bars are such a filling way to greet the day.
I love that it uses fresh fruit for natural sweetness instead of loads of sugar. But, of course, if your strawberries aren’t ripe enough, you may need to add a little.
These are wonderful without any glaze. But if you prefer a sweeter breakfast bar, go ahead and add the vanilla glaze on top!
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