My Grandma Fern always told me that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. It’s true!
We all know that food is fuel and energy for our body and without it we just can’t be our best throughout the day. In fact breakfast is just that- “Break-fast.” You are breaking the fast that has been 8-12 hours long and your body is ready for more fuel.
Eating in the morning actually increases your metabolism allowing you to burn calories more efficiently. If you skip breakfast when you finally feed your body it burns those calories slower, because it doesn’t know when to expect the next meal. This slows down your metabolism and can cause you to gain or retain weight.
If time is why you are skipping breakfast instead of going without, try making these Oatmeal Breakfast Bars the night before and grab one as you run out the door!
Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
- Yield: 24 Bars 1x
¼ cup raw honey
¼ cup pure maple syrup
¼ cup coconut oil
½ cup milk (any kind)
1 tsp. vanilla
½ cup organic unsweetened peanut or almond butter
¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
¾ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
½ cup chopped pecans, optional
2½ cups rolled oats
¼ cup almond flour
Preheat oven to 350° Prepare a 9€x13€ baking dish by coating with coconut oil.
In a medium sized mixing bowl cream the honey, maple syrup and coconut oil. Add the milk, eggs, vanilla and peanut butter and cream together.
Add in the salt, cinnamon, ½ cup of the shredded coconut, ¼ cup of the chopped pecans, oats and almond flour.
Spread dough onto prepared baking dish and sprinkle with remaining coconut and chopped pecans. Bake for about 15-18 minutes.