Breakfast | Snack

Very Cherry Walnut Breakfast Bars

  • 15 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 18-20 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 12


  • 237


  • 16g


  • 29g


  • 7g




  • 1 Cup Walnuts, chopped
  • 1 ½ Cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • ⅓ Cup Flour
  • ½ Cup Ground Flax Meal
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Cup Almond Butter
  • ¼ Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • ⅓ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Cup Dried Cherries
  • *For an added treat, add ½ cup mini chocolate chips.
  • NNuts:

    Omit walnuts, substitute Sun Butter® for almond butter. Bars may turn green in color if using Sun Butter®. This is due to a chemical reaction between the Sun Butter® and the baking soda and does not affect taste.

  • GGluten:

    Use a cup-for-cup gluten-free flour alternative.

  • EEggs:

    Use a commercial egg replacer.


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Preheat Oven Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • 3.

    Mix Ingredients In a large bowl, mix together the chopped walnuts, oats, flour, flax meal, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon until combined.

  • 4.

    Combine Ingredients In another large bowl, combine the almond butter, apple sauce, honey, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Once well-mixed, fold in the dried cherries and chocolate chips, if using.

  • 5.

    Blend Mix the dry ingredient into the almond butter mixture. For easier blending, use a hand mixer or a stand mixer.

  • 6.

    Shape Dough Place dough on the prepared baking sheet and mold into a 1-inch thick rectangle.

  • 7.

    Bake Bake in pre-heated oven for 18-20 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from oven and allow to cool before cutting into bars and eating.

  • 8.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe adapted from

Nourishment Notes

Old Fashioned Oats

Oats are rich in water-absorbing soluble fiber. This type of fiber can be especially beneficial for diarrhea, as it absorbs excess water in the bowel, potentially providing diarrhea relief.

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  • Walnuts

    Buy pre-chopped walnuts to avoid chopping.

  • Stand Mixer

    Mix heavy dough in a stand mixer.

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