The Best Morning Breakfast Bars For Energy

If you’re not much of a morning person and often find yourself rushing to work and missing breakfast, then you would probably benefit from making some breakfast bars!

These are great recipes to make some of the best breakfast bars for your early mornings!

1. Breakfast Bars And Jam

Simple yet versatile, this jam breakfast bar is a great way to ensure that you get all the energy you need for the day before you make your way to work! 

Make sure to use your favorite nut butter, and a fresh, quality jam to ensure maximum satisfaction as you tuck in. 

This recipe calls for peanut butter and strawberry jam, so stick with that if you’re unsure!

2. Oatmeal Breakfast Bar

Oatmeal is a great sauce of energy for your morning commute or sports game, and these breakfast bars are super easy to make too! So even if you’re not the most gifted of bakers, you should have no problem making these!

Make them ahead of time as meal prep, plus you can heat them up too if you’d prefer to eat them warm! 

3. Peanut Butter And Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars

Crispy, chewy, and free of any added sugar or any dairy! These vegan breakfast bars are perfect for those who have a sweet tooth and like to spoil themselves with something sweet in the morning. 

Thanks to their use of oatmeal, these are also super rich in fiber, so they’re a healthy choice too! 

4. Chocolate Chip Zucchini Banana Breakfast Bars

Another for those chocolate lovers amongst us, these breakfast bars are particularly fluffy and are great for those who perhaps don’t want anything as heavy as oatmeal in the mornings!

Another benefit to these breakfast bars being so fluffy? They taste a lot like cake! No more gruelling porridge in the morning for breakfast when you can have these wonderful bars!

5. Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars

These peanut butter bars are super healthy! But, taste a lot like peanut butter blondies, which is most certainly not a bad thing if you’re not usually a fan of the healthier breakfast options!

If you’re feeling particularly naughty on a particular morning, you can always melt down some dark chocolate and drizzle it over the top of your breakfast bar!

6. Cranberry Breakfast Bar

Cranberries aren’t particularly a popular breakfast fruit, however, we’re here to change that with this wonderful cranberry breakfast bar recipe!

Both refreshing and tart, once baked into the oatmeal bar alongside a brown sugar crumble topping they make an excellent addition to any morning routine.

These are great during any season, but have a somewhat holiday feeling around them, and are great if you have a long day of present shopping ahead of you!

7. Cheesecake Breakfast Bar

If you’re on a Keto diet, deciding what to have for breakfast can be so difficult since so many traditional breakfast options are carb based! Thankfully, these cheesecake breakfast bars are keto friendly, so you can still enjoy a delicious breakfast!

Made using cream cheese, butter, sweeteners, and whey powder, it’s all the sweetness you could ask for without relying on carbs. 

8. Sweet Potato And Blueberry Breakfast Bars

An interesting combination at first glance, but you’ll soon be blown away by the taste 10. combination in this unique breakfast bar!

These wonderful breakfast bars are also completely gluten free as they use coconut flour and almond meal, alongside some raw honey for the sweetness you want in a breakfast bar. 

9. Oatmeal Granola Breakfast Bars

These super healthy, 8 ingredient breakfast bars are the key to a super healthy breakfast in a hurry, and make use of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, as well as flax seeds, and their sweetness stems from the inclusion of cinnamon, applesauce, and bananas. 

These also include cranberries, but they’re much less noticeable than the previous cranberry recipe, and can be swapped out for any dried fruit of your choice!

10. Blueberry Lemon Breakfast Bars

Another blueberry combination bar, this time however it’s with the more conventional addition of lemon!

Nothing says wake up call than a nice bit of zesty lemon in your breakfast bar, and the result is a breakfast bar is the perfect combination of both citrus and sweet!

These bars are perfect for freezing or refrigerating, so can be eaten all week long!

11. Coconuts And Oats Breakfast Bars

These breakfast bars actually remind us of cookies when it comes to the taste, which is absolutely not a bad thing! And despite the seemingly huge ingredients list required in order to make these bars, they’re still relatively easy to make. 

The recipe does also ask you to let the oats sit for around 6 hours in order to let them soak properly before eating, so you should probably think about making them the day before you want them!

12. Cherry Pistachio Breakfast Bars

Tart cherries and salted pistachios marry in a perfect combination with these super versatile breakfast bars. If you’re not a fan of cherries in this breakfast bar, you’re more than welcome to swap out with another dried fruit!

Just make sure you chop the nuts and seeds up smaller by hand to help the bars hold their shape better when it comes to putting the bars together.

13. Maple Cinnamon Breakfast Bars

Forget the bowls, these maple and cinnamon oatmeal bars are an instant classic with that gorgeous warming and sweet taste!

These bars are also gluten-free, and only consist of 10 simple ingredients, so they’re pretty much foolproof too!

14. Hazelnut Granola Breakfast Bars

No, they’re not Nutella breakfast bars, but this arrangement of hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, pecans, and a dash of dark chocolate will soon make you forget we ever mentioned Nutella in the first place. 

These bars are super filling, which is brilliant for that morning when you’re just too busy to sit down and eat. Plus, you can eat them with some yogurt too if you have the time! 

15. Raw Banana Bread Breakfast Bar

This raw, vegan, no added sugar snack is the perfect starter for the early morning riser. Packed with potassium, protein, as well as loads of great fuel, thanks to the bananas, oats, and Medjool dates.

These bars are also chewy too, and will be a tasty addition to any form of breakfast you have!

16. Raspberry Oat Breakfast Bars

Made using yummy wholegrain, these super crumbly and delicious breakfast bars go perfectly with your morning’s hot drink, whether that’s tea or coffee!

These are also a fantastic source of fiber, which is important to get in for healthy body regulation, and can often be quite hard to fit into your diet if you’re often busy. 

17. Banana Breakfast Bar

Although these might come across as somewhat plain in comparison to some of the other options on this list, however, the versatility of bananas is not to be disputed, and always results in you having super delicious breakfast bars!

You can easily package and freeze these breakfast bars, in order to include them as a form of meal prepping, and they can last for a few days in the fridge too!

18. Copycat Kind Breakfast Bars

Kind breakfast bars are some of the nicest pre-made breakfast bars that you can currently buy, however, if you’re on a budget they can also work out to be somewhat expensive.

Thankfully, with the help of this recipe, you’ll be able to cut the costs and still have the taste of your favorite breakfast bars from home!

Made using nuts instead of oats, these bars are packed with protein, and there’s no need for them to be baked either. 

19. Peanut Butter And Banana Breakfast Bar

Another breakfast bar, more peanut butter, and bananas is what you might be thinking to yourself, but the combination of these two ingredients is legendary and is exactly what you need on a morning when your body is crying out for energy. 

You can swap the normal oats out for gluten-free ones too if you need to, which makes them super versatile and suitable for everyone!

20. Choco Banana And Butterscotch Breakfast Bars

This one is a great way of getting your children aboard the breakfast bar bandwagon, with the inclusion of cocoa powder ensuring that these will go down a treat with your sweet toothed little ones. 

Looks are deceiving however, as these bars are vegan, and pretty much guilt free, so you can enjoy as many as you want with no worries!

21. Monster Breakfast Bars

Another one to entice the children is these super addictive breakfast bars! Although it’s probably fairer to call them breakfast cookies, either way, they’re super delicious and really help to satisfy that early morning craving for something sweet!

If you want something adventurous for Halloween, you could also add different types of candy on top and give them out to trick or treaters too!

22. Cheerios Cereal Breakfast Bars

We’re just going to go ahead and assume that cereal and marshmallow bars can be counted as breakfast bars, okay?

Rice Krispies might be the traditional choice for something like this, but Cheerios are a great alternative and provide these bars with a funky looking texture too. If you want to get even healthier, add in some dried fruit or nuts to the bars!

23. Strawberry And Banana Breakfast Bars

Another classic combination of fruits, these breakfast bars are a common sight on shelves across loads of different stores, but none of them will ever come close to the delicious taste of your very own homemade breakfast bars!

Using fresh ripe bananas and strawberry jam, as well as frozen strawberries, these are sure to be an absolute treat for you and your family! 

24. Frozen Blueberry Breakfast Bar

On a particularly hot day, the last thing you want to do is eat something too filling. But, thanks to these frozen blueberry breakfast bars, you won’t have to worry about that!

By using chilled yogurt and a granola crust that makes use of only two ingredients, these are then frozen before being ready to serve and are great even if you don’t usually eat much fruit. 

25. Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Bars

If you’re a fan of breakfast that tastes like dessert, then this recipe is certainly going to be one of your favorites from this list! 

Perfect all year round, these bars have a very autumnal feeling to them, and are extremely nutritious. 

26. Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bars

Cinnamon is a surefire way to elevate the taste of your breakfast bars, which is why these breakfast bars with cinnamon-infused oatmeal are such a success. 

With a super simple recipe, making these bars is easy, and is the perfect accompaniment for a breakfast hot drink!

27. Chocolate Orange Breakfast Bars

A unique combination rarely seen at breakfast time, these bars are truly something special and the orange zestiness is perfect for the holiday season!

Plus, because of their nuts and dried fruits, they’re still really healthy too! 

28. Lemon Raspberry Breakfast Bars

The interesting thing about these bars is quinoa is used to replace oats, but is still really tasty, and is still just as healthy!

The freshness of the strawberries and zestiness of the lemon makes for a delicious breakfast that’s sure to wake you up ahead of the day’s challenges! 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Make My Breakfast Bars Gluten Free?

We tried to make sure we included some gluten free options on this list, but if you want to try and make some of the other options gluten free, then it’s simply a case of using gluten free oats, and gluten free flour where the recipe calls for it!

Can I Freeze Breakfast Bars?

Yes! Freezing your breakfast bars is an excellent way to prepare ahead of time, and will make arranging breakfast much easier.

So if you find yourself struggling with making breakfast every morning, just freeze plenty of breakfast bars ahead of time to ensure you get a decent meal in the morning. 

Are Breakfast Bars Healthy?

Most breakfast bars are extremely healthy! By using oats, nuts, and fruits, it means that your nutritious breakfast is all packed into one easy to eat snack! They’re a great way of getting plenty of protein and fiber into your diet too. 

How Do I Store Breakfast Bars?

You can store breakfast bars anywhere! An airtight container away from direct sunlight will help to keep your bars fresh for a couple of days.

Storing your breakfast bars in the fridge will allow you to keep them for a week, or if you’ve made a particularly big batch, you can always store them in your freezer! 


We hope you’ve enjoyed some of the many recipes we’ve compiled onto our list.

There is something for everyone in these recipes, whether you prefer sweet or savory, and hopefully you get a chance to introduce them to your morning routine soon! 

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