I was looking for something I could make ahead on weekends for a quick weekday breakfast and nothing I found was quite right so I made my own, using elements of others and adding things I love. I wrap them individually in foil and freeze, take one out the night before to thaw, then warm it in the toaster oven while I'm getting ready for work.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
35 mins
10 mins
1 hr
12 breakfast bars


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x9-inch baking dish.

  • Mix milk, peanut butter, applesauce, egg, honey, apple, apricots, dates, and nuts together in a large bowl until well-combined. Stir in oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking soda until evenly distributed. Spread mixture into prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before cutting into 12 bars.

Cook's Note:

You can adjust the number of apricots and dates to suit your taste.

Nutrition Facts

240 calories; protein 8g 16% DV; carbohydrates 28.3g 9% DV; fat 12.1g 19% DV; cholesterol 15.8mg 5% DV; sodium 184.9mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
i substituted golden raisins for the apricot and dates. it is different but also yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
i substituted golden raisins for the apricot and dates. it is different but also yummy! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I made as per recipe and took them to church for an after services snack. I thought they tasted good.. not very sweet which I liked. My issue with these is they fall apart. I cut them when they had cooled... crumbled. I chilled them in the fridge they crumbled. The only way I was able to get a nice cut was to freeze them and then cut them. I would recommend baking them with foil so you can lift the whole thing out of the pan and then wrap in the foil to freeze before cutting. They dont get hard.. not at all but at least they held together better. I dont think kids would like these as they are not very sweet.. but I liked them a lot Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Loved the taste - but very crumbly - am trying to figure out how to make them stick together without the freezing prior to cutting. Read More