Sweet and Salty Almond Breakfast Bars (Recipe)

Posted on : September 12th, 2019

Sweet and Salty Almond Breakfast Bars

Here’s a healthy treat that’s easy to take with you if you’re running late to work some morning. Pastry Chef Jenny McCoy, of Craft in New York City, created these Sweet and Salty Almond Breakfast Bars for the Almond Board of California. They’re filled with tasty and good for you almonds, seeds and almond butter so you get a good blast of protein and fiber in the morning combined with enough sweetness to make it feel like dessert. They’re quick and easy to make, too!

Sweet and Salty Almond Breakfast Bars


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 4 cups puffed rice (brown rice recommended)
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups Maisie Jane’s whole natural almonds
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple sugar (or 2 tbsp light brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup almond oil (or 1/4 canola oil)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup Maisie Jane’s smooth almond butter
  • Coarse sea salt, for topping


  1. Lightly coat a 9”x13” baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, gently toss the oats, rice, flax seeds, and almonds to combine.
  3. In small saucepan, combine the fine sea salt, sugars, oils, honey, and almond butter. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, whisking any lumps of almond butter smooth, and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Slowly pour the mixture over the dry ingredients while stirring; continue to stir until all of the ingredients are evenly coated.
  5. Transfer the entire mixture to a prepared pan and firmly press into the pan while still warm, taking care to evenly distribute the whole almonds. Once evenly pressed into the pan, sprinkle with 2 to 3 pinches of coarse sea salt and press flat with your hands or a firm spatula. (Don’t be afraid to press hard!)
  6. Let cool to room temperature. Cut bars and store in an airtight container up to one week.

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