Healthy Tropical Breakfast Bars

My husband is always looking for new things to take to work for breakfast.  He needed something new.  Lately, he has been taking my banana muffins or pumpkin spice muffins, but this is definitely switching it up a bit.

That’s why I made these Healthy Tropical Breakfast Bars for him.  They have all the flavors of a pina colada.  Yes, please!  The perfect bite of sunshine to get you through these last cold days of winter.

Healthy Tropical Breakfast Bars

 

I made mine with a coconut frosting, but you can totally eat them without it as well.  I used almond butter in my bars because that is what I had on hand at the time.  However, I think cashew butter may be even better.  I am definitely trying that next time!

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Salted Caramel Gooey Bars

Are you in full indulgence mode now?  If so, you will LOVE these Salted Caramel Gooey Bars.  They have a soft, buttery crust with a salted caramel filling.  So gooey that you may need to eat these bars with a fork.  I love all things salted caramel, don’t you? If you need more dessert ideas, you can check out these healthy desserts with 5 ingredients or less.

salted caramel gooey bars

They are seriously worth the last minute indulgence for 2016.  You will definitely go out with a bang. 🙂  These bars are gluten free, vegan and paleo.  They would be absolutely amazing if you top them with coconut whip cream.  Heading off to try that now! 🙂

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Pumpkin Chocolate Bars (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Pumpkin Chocolate Bars that are vegan, paleo and gluten free.  My favorite time of year is here!  Do you love fall too?   Pumpkin on all the things!

I am starting with these delectable pumpkin bars.  These healthy bars were inspired by this amazing recipe on Pinch of Yum.

As soon as I saw her recipe, I thought about making a pumpkin version.  It came out great!

 

pumpkin chocolate bars

Another great thing about these bars is that they contain no re-fined sugars.   They also require no cooking at all! Score!

These dessert bars are very rich and you only need a little bit to feel satisfied. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

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Chocolate Chip Quinoa Blondies

These Chocolate Chip Quinoa Blondies may be the best dessert I have made in a while.  I already have several Quinoa Brownies and also Quinoa Cookies on the blog.

I just never occurred to me to create a quinoa blondie recipe until now. I am so glad I did.  This opens the door up to different varieties in the future too!

 

chocolate chip quinoa blondies

 

These healthy blondies are vegan, gluten free and flourless.  They also come with a boost of protein. I swear, no one will ever know they were made with quinoa! Just try them and see for yourself.  You may not want to share with anyone. 😉

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Chocolate Rice Crispy Squares

Chocolate Rice Crispy SquaresRice crispy treats are one of those iconic recipes from childhood.  Well, I just gave them a major upgrade with these easy Chocolate Rice Crispy Squares.

I love this recipe because it only contains simple ingredients.  It also only takes a few minutes to prepare.

If you love chocolate, you may also want to try my fudgy flourless brownies and my chocolate coffee cheesecake.

 

chocolate rice crispy squares

 

These delicious chocolate bars are vegan and gluten free. They can easily be made nut free by using sunflower butter in place of the cashew butter.

I used brown rice cereal in this recipe.  Only ingredient is brown puffed rice. You should be able to find it at any health food store.  I have also seen it at Target on occasion.

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Peanut Butter Bars (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Peanut Butter Bars.  If you have been following this blog for a while, you know how much I love nut butters.  I even wrote a whole cookbook about them!

If you love nut butter too, you will LOVE these peanut butter vegan bars.  They contain very little added sugar and only 5 ingredients.  You don’t even need a food processor or mixer to make them!

 

Peanut Butter Bars - My Whole Food Life 1

 

These bars are vegan and gluten free.  You can make them with sunflower butter or almond butter to keep them paleo friendly as well.

These Peanut Butter Bars are super rich too.  All you need is a little to satisfy your sweet tooth.  If you didn’t want to use chocolate chips, you can always use my 3 ingredient chocolate bar recipe for the chocolate part.

If you choose that route, I would suggest keeping the bars in the freezer, not the fridge.  If you also love peanut butter, you will also love my 3 ingredient peanut butter muffins and my 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies.

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