When I first switched to the Paleo diet, my toughest time of the day was the midweek breakfasts. I’m one of those people who like to stay in bed for the longest possible time, always setting the snooze button for at least three or four times, before at the very last minute I have to jump out of bed, quickly shower, get dressed, have my first coffee, grab my lunch and leave, all this within twenty minutes.
My daily breakfast used to be a couple of slices of toasts with butter and jam or, every once in while, a cheeky croissant or any sweet pastry. They were an easy grab-to-go breakfasts that, not only get me going until lunchtime, but more importantly let me stay in bed those few extra and precious minutes !
The truth is that everything changed when I started my Paleo diet. I lost weight, I improved my health and stayed lean and found myself to be much more energetic... Well, energetic except for mornings. During the first week of my new Paleo lifestyle, I found myself getting up some fifteen minutes earlier each day just to cook my breakfast. However, from the second week I was back to old habits and staying in bed.
I missed so much my grab-to-go, quick and easy breakfasts and to this day I wondered if there was life beyond the toasts with margarine ?... luckily, there are some nice people out there, not only sharing breakfasts recipes more delicious than a simple croissant, but, and better than that, healthy breakfast ideas made from healing foods full of benefits.
Here are my favourite 20 Paleo and Gluten free breakfast bars. The perfect grab-to-go breakfast for those that, like me, love to stay in bed until the last possible moment in the mornings.
GF: Gluten Free
DF: Dairy Free
EF: Egg Free
NF: Nuts Free
RSF: Refined Sugar Free
PALEO: Paleo Friendly Food
BANANA BREAD GRANOLA | gf | df | EF |
Raw Banana Bread Breakfast Bars | GF | ef | RSF | DF |
Flourless Browned Butter Brownies | paleo | df
NO-BAKE TOASTED COCONUT, DATES & NUTS BARS | paleo | ef | df | rsf |
SALTED DARK NUTS BARS | gf | ef | df |
Not-A-Grain Bars | gf | df |
Coconut Cranberry Protein Bars | gf | df |
No-Bake Cranberry Almond chia bars | gf | df | ef | rsf |
By Choosing Raw
CRANBERRY COCONUT RAW | paleo | ef | rsp | df |
NO SUGAR SNACK BARS | paleo | df | ef | rsf |
MACA SEEDS ENERGY BARS | paleo | ef | df |
And my number one favourite bar, that just so happened to have been the most successful recipe in my office !... when I took them to my work, nobody could believe they were healthy !
They are absolutely addictive at anytime of the day.
No-bake seed & cranberry chocolate bars
| paleo | nf | df | ef | rsf |
Prep. Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: None
8 tbsp. mixed seeds (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds etc)
3 handful of cranberries
A handful of pitted dated
4 tbsp organic cocoa powder
1 tsp desiccated coconut
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
100 gr. Dark chocolate (85%), broken into small pieces
Place the seeds, cranberries, dates and cocoa powder into a food processor and pulse a few times until you get a stiff, coarse paste.
Spoon the melted coconut oil into the food processor, process the mixture on high power until the mixture is a smooth firm paste.
Line a 25 cm (10 in) cake tin with clingfilm, scrape in the paste and press down firmly to fill it.
Over a low heat, put the chopped chocolate into a bowl set over a pan of simmering water (just half cup of water is enough) and melt gently. Let it cool for a few minutes, then drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the paste.
Place in the fridge for 3 hours or overnight, until set firm.
When ready to serve, slice into squares or bars. Enjoy!
By Laura | Lau Sunday cooks