Raspberry Breakfast Bar

Raspberry Breakfast Bar
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Time is precious, we all know that. We feel it at some point throughout every day. There’s simply not enough hours to complete everything we’d like to get done. So why do we catch ourselves wasting this precious time so often? A few minutes of instagram here, a half an hour of pinterest there and before you know it, a napping baby begins to cry and your break is over. But for people who use these social media outlets for more than just peeking in on friends, they can actually be great time savers.


They are incredibly easy, quick and oh so crumbly delicious.

Let us explain.

Let’s say you have a task to get done that involves planning the weekly dinner menu. It would take forever to get out and peruse all of your cookbooks verses simply typing in “one-pot-dish” on pinterest or #summerfood on instagram. Ideas, ideas, oh so clever and speedy ideas. If you’ve never tried it, it’s high time you did. Just try not to get side tracked with how to hang your photos in a cluster in your hallway or how to reupholster that chair you saw on the side of the road with “free” sign on it.

Raspberry Breakfast Bar

We probably don’t even need to tell you that this is how we came up with the idea for these raspberry breakfast bars. @thefeedfeed is one of our favorite people to follow on instagram. A few days ago, they posted a picture of a breakfast cobbler bar that had us both drooling. As we started to talk about what our plans were for all the raspberries we had just procured from a certain mother’s garden, we instantly remembered the bars we has seen on instagram. After agreeing that we both wanted to use coconut and almonds, these bars were born! They are incredibly easy, quick and oh so crumbly delicious. Make them for breakfast and finish them for dessert (or vice versa).

Raspberry Breakfast Bar

Serves 4

Crust

1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
8 tbsp melted coconut oil
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut shavings

Filling

1 2/3 cup raspberries
3 tbsp honey
2 tsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp almond extract

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Line an 8 inch square baking dish with parchment paper and grease with coconut oil.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Pour coconut oil over the dry mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until all of the mixture is coated.
  4. In a medium sized bowl combine all filling ingredients. Mix well.
  5. Using your hands, press ⅔ of the oat mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Pour the filling over the dry ingredients, using a spatula to evenly spread and fill the corners. Using your hands again, evenly crumble the remaining oat mixture over the top.
  6. Bake bars for 30 minutes or until the top begins to turn golden brown. Allow to cool completely before removing from the pan.