Nutrition bars have become super popular because of their convenience. It’s so easy to just grab a bar on the way out the door for breakfast or when you’re rushed for a quick meal. If you’re following a paleo eating plan, you’ll need to make sure you choose from approved paleo breakfast bars.
To give you a hand, we’ve compiled a quick list of paleo-approved bars and an easy recipe to get you going in the mornings.
Store-Bought Paleo Breakfast Bars
If you’re not interested in preparing your own paleo bars, there are a few store-bought options to meet your needs.
Julian Bakery Paleo Thin Protein Bar
This high-protein bar touts itself on being paleo, low carb and gluten free. Egg white powder, organic sunflower seed butter, organic tapioca and monk fruit extract are the only four ingredients in this simple bar. It also comes in a yummy choice of flavors like thin mint, vanilla cake and cinnamon roll. The price of these hovers around $26 for a box of 12 bars.
Bearded Brothers Vegan Organic Bars
These gluten free paleo bars come in fun flavors like bodacious blueberry vanilla, colossal coconut mango, radical raspberry lemon and groovy ginger peach. Bearded Brothers bars have an average of only seven clean ingredients per bar. This brand will cost you around $25 for a box of 12 bars.
Caveman Paleo Bars
Following the paleo rule of eliminating foods such as grains, dairy, soy and peanuts, these bars instead use nuts, seeds, fruits, veggies and lean meats to deliver a food that will make your belly happy. Caveman flavors include coconut almond, chocolate almond butter, caramel cashew and cherry nut. A box of 12 bars will cost about $22.
Universal Bakery Paleo Bars
Although Universal Bakery bars seem to have more ingredients than their paleo counterparts, all the ingredients are organic. Almonds, honey, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, cinnamon, vanilla and coconut are just a few of the ingredients that come together in just the right amounts to make this bar tasty. You can get a large supply of 40 bars for about $39.
Certain Larabars are paleo approved. Since these bars are easily found in most grocery stores, this one is an easy and convenient choice for most Paleo enthusiasts. Apple pie, banana bread, cashew cookie and pecan pie Larabars all get a paleo thumbs up. You’ll find that prices on these can vary from about $5-$6 per box.
Paleo Bar Recipe
Everyone can usually agree that if you have the time, homemade foods taste better and are healthier for you. If you’re ready to make your own bars, check out the recipe below. We even made sure it was a no-bake recipe to minimize your time in the kitchen!
No-Bake Raisin Bars
- 1 cup of raw walnut halves
- 1 cup of raw almonds
- 5 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 cup of raw cashews
- 1 ¼ cup of unsweetened coconut flakes
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil
- ½ cup almond butter
- ¼ cup of local raw honey
- 5 tsp of pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup of raisins
- Chop all nuts in a food processor to the consistency you prefer.
- Mix the nuts in a large bowl with the honey, coconut and raisins.
- Heat honey and almond butter on low heat and whisk together with melted coconut oil.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Line a glass pan with parchment paper and pour into pan. Press down firmly on ingredients to pack it tightly.
- Cover with plastic wrap and set in the freezer for one to two hours.
- Remove from pan and cut into portioned bars.
- Store in fridge or freezer.
Remember to double check the ingredients in your chosen paleo breakfast bars to ensure they’re truly paleo compliant. As we’ve shown, you should be able to find a variety of flavors to satisfy your taste buds.
Looking for more Paleo convenience? Check out these Paleo meal kits to make dinner prep a snap.