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Stack of 3 Ancient Grains Breakfast Bars w/ parchment in between. Bowl of blueberries in the background.
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Ancient Grains Breakfast Bars

Ancient Grains Breakfast Bars - made with nutrient packed gluten free whole grains, these bars make a hearty breakfast or satisfying snack. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: dairy free, gluten free, nut free, oil free, refined sugar free, soy free, vegan
Servings: 12
Calories: 166kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Rinse and drain the Village Harvest Organic Ancient Grains Blend. Combine it with the water in a small pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 10-12 minutes until grains are tender. Do Not Overcook! Set aside to cool. (This step can be done in advance - up to several days before. Keep the grains in an air-tight container in the fridge until ready to use.)
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. Let the ends overhang a bit to use as "handles" later to easily remove the bars from the pan. 
  • Once the grains are cool, combine them in a large mixing bowl with the oats, flaxmeal, oat flour, coconut sugar (if using), salt, dried blueberries and dried apricots. 
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the sunflower seed butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and stir well to combine. Make sure that all the dry ingredients are coated.
  • Press the mixture evenly into the prepared baking pan. Press down firmly so the mixture is compact.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the edges start to turn golden. 
  • Place the baking pan on a wire cooling rack to allow the mixture to cool in the pan for at least 20-30 minutes. They will firm up as they sit. 
  • Carefully remove from the pan using the parchment "handles" and place onto the cooling rack to continue to cool completely. Once cool, cut into bars. 
  • Leftovers can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer. They can also be individually wrapped and frozen for easy grab-n-go breakfasts or snacks. 

Notes

*If you don't have oat flour, you can make your own by adding whole oats to a food processor or coffee grinder and pulsing until ground into a flour consistency.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.4mg