Delicious Breakfast Muffin Bars for a Healthy Start

Welcome, my fellow bakers! Today, I’m ecstatic to share with you the recipe for my Breakfast Muffin Bars that are jam-packed with wholesome ingredients and packed with flavor. Whether you’re rushing out the door or enjoying a leisurely brunch, these muffin bars are a perfect healthy breakfast option for both busy and relaxing mornings.

Imagine biting into a warm blueberry muffin combined with oatmeal, sesame seeds, and banana that will give your taste buds an explosion of flavor while also keeping you full throughout the day. These muffins bars are made from scratch with ingredients that align to your health and fitness goals.

These muffin bars are not only healthy but also incredibly easy to make. Trust me; even the most novice cooks and kids can make these without breaking a sweat. With simple instructions and easily accessible ingredients, you’ll have them baked in no time.

So let’s get ready to indulge in these Breakfast Muffin Bars that will transport your senses to a healthier world soon. Follow me as we journey through this perfect recipe!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Breakfast Muffin Bars
Breakfast Muffin Bars

Are you someone who loves to start the day with a healthy breakfast but struggles to find the time to make it? Do you often rely on processed snacks or granola bars which leave you feeling dissatisfied and unfulfilled?

Well, I have great news for you – my Breakfast Muffin Bars recipe is about to become your new favorite breakfast option!

These muffin bars are not only filling and nutritious, they are also absolutely delicious! They are a perfect combination of wholesome ingredients such as dates, carrots, sesame seeds, and molasses which provide a burst of energy and keep you full throughout the morning.

But what sets these muffin bars apart is their versatility – you can customize them according to your preference. Want a blueberry muffin breakfast bar? No problem! Simply swap out some of the ingredients with blueberries and voila – scrumptious blueberry muffin bars.

These breakfast bars are not only a great healthy option for yourself, but they are also perfect for your little ones. They are kid-friendly and provide them with all the nutrients they need to start their day off right.

So let’s ditch the over-processed and artificial options, and opt for a natural, homemade treat that will leave you feeling energized and satisfied. Try out my Breakfast Muffin Bars recipe today and give yourself a much-needed morning boost!

Ingredient List

 Fuel up for the day with these hearty breakfast muffin bars!
Fuel up for the day with these hearty breakfast muffin bars!

Let’s take a look at all the ingredients needed to whip up these delicious breakfast muffin bars.

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour.
  • 1/2 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats.
  • 1/2 cup of almond flour.
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder.
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of allspice.

Wet Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup of buttermilk.
  • 1 egg.
  • 1/4 cup of light or dark brown sugar (packed).
  • 1/4 cup of molasses.
  • 3 tablespoons of melted unsalted butter.


  • 1 and 1/2 cups of finely grated carrots.
  • 8 chopped dates.


  • Sesame seeds (for decoration).

All items are easily found in grocery stores or in your pantry. If you’re feeling creative, add berries or nuts to change the texture and taste.

The Recipe How-To

 Start your morning off right with a batch of these yummy muffin bars.
Start your morning off right with a batch of these yummy muffin bars.

Now let’s get cracking on how to make these Breakfast Muffin Bars!


First things first, let’s gather our ingredients and preheat the oven to 375°F. You will need 2 cups of all-purpose flour, ¾ cup of old-fashioned rolled oats, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of allspice, and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.

The Wet Ingredients

In a large bowl, whisk together 1 large egg, ¾ cup of buttermilk, 1/4 cup molasses, and 1/2 cup brown sugar until smooth.

Combine the Dry and Wet Ingredients

Add the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients. Mix until everything is just combined. Then fold in the grated carrots (about a cup) and pitted chopped dates (around half a cup).

Baking Time

Next up is preparing your pan. Take a muffin tin or baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray or lined with parchment paper.

Pour in the batter then sprinkle with sesame seeds. Put in your preheated oven and bake for about thirty minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center.

Let it Cool

Once baked, remove from oven and cool for another five minutes before removing from your pan. Finally, slice into even bars for most convenience

Trust me when I say this recipe makes every bite absolutely worth it. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 These muffin bars are perfect for busy mornings when you're on the go.
These muffin bars are perfect for busy mornings when you’re on the go.

Let’s get creative with some substitutions and variations for this Breakfast Muffin Bars recipe! Don’t be afraid to switch things up according to your personal preferences – this is where you can add your own twist to the recipe.

For a gluten-free option, swap out the all-purpose flour and use almond flour instead. You can also experiment with other gluten-free flour types, such as chickpea flour or rice flour. However, do note that these alternatives might absorb moisture differently; adjustments in the oven temperature or length of baking time may be required.

If you’re looking for a lower sugar content, you can use natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup instead of brown sugar. Alternatively, keep the brown sugar but reduce the amount or use a sugar substitute like Stevia.

Don’t fancy carrots? Replace them with zucchini or grated apple for a fresh twist. Or, swap out the dates for raisins or dried cranberries – but cut them into smaller pieces for better distribution in your muffin bars.

For some added crunch, sprinkle chopped nuts like walnuts or pecans on top; they pair well with the ingredients in this recipe. Additionally, if you want to make these bars have more texture, try adding additional sesame seeds or oatmeal.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to mix up the flavors, try adding spices like nutmeg or ginger along with the cinnamon and allspice. You can also play around with switching out blueberries for strawberries, raspberries or even chocolate chips – just make sure you stick to whole ingredients that are not pumped full of artificial sweeteners.

The possibilities are endless with this recipe! Don’t limit yourself and experiment until you find your perfect muffin bar combination.

Serving and Pairing

 Get your daily dose of protein with these delicious breakfast muffin bars.
Get your daily dose of protein with these delicious breakfast muffin bars.

Picture yourself waking up early in the morning, feeling eager to start your day with a delicious and healthy breakfast. You sit down at your kitchen table with a warm muffin bar, beautifully cut into perfect portions, ready for you to savor. What could be better than that? The Breakfast Muffin Bars Recipe is the key to starting your morning off on the right foot and fueling yourself for the day ahead.

These muffin bars are perfect on their own but can also be paired with your favorite morning beverage, whether it’s a hot cup of coffee or a refreshing glass of orange juice. The subtle taste of molasses combined with the sweetness of brown sugar and dates creates a balanced flavor that pairs well with different types of drinks.

If you’re looking for a simple meal idea or want to mix things up, try pairing these muffin bars with scrambled eggs or yogurt. The crispy sesame seeds and nutty rolled oats texture will complement the creamy texture of yogurt while adding some variety to your breakfast routine.

For those who want a little extra indulgence in their breakfast, these muffins are also perfect for topping with peanut butter, almond butter, or even some chocolate chips. They’re versatile enough to satisfy any craving and can be customized according to your tastes.

Whether you’re enjoying them on-the-go or in the comfort of your own home, these Blueberry Banana Breakfast Muffin Bars will make your mornings brighter and healthier.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These muffin bars are a tasty alternative to traditional breakfast options.
These muffin bars are a tasty alternative to traditional breakfast options.

Now that you’ve baked your breakfast muffin bars recipe to perfection, it’s time to consider how to store them to ensure maximum freshness and flavor. Whether you want to keep them for later or make them in advance, here are some tips for making sure they last:

Make-Ahead: These breakfast muffin bars are perfect for make-ahead meal prep. You can easily whip up a batch over the weekend and have breakfasts ready for the entire week. Once you’ve baked them and let them cool, wrap each one tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Storing: Want to keep your muffin bars fresh but don’t want to take up space in the fridge? No problem! Store them at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. If you live in a particularly humid environment, it’s best to store them in the fridge.

Reheating: To reheat your breakfast muffin bars, gently warm them up in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. You can also pop them back into the oven at 350°F (180°C) for 5-10 minutes until heated through. For an extra moist muffin bar, add a small cup of water next to the muffin bars before reheating them.

Keep in mind that these breakfast muffin bars taste best when fresh out of the oven, but by following these storing and reheating tips, you can still enjoy their deliciousness throughout the week.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Make breakfast time a breeze with these grab-and-go muffin bars.
Make breakfast time a breeze with these grab-and-go muffin bars.

Are you ready to bake the perfect breakfast muffin bars? Follow these tips for guaranteed success!

First, make sure to properly grease your muffin tin or line it with parchment paper to prevent sticking.

Next, don’t overmix your batter. Mix until the ingredients are just combined to avoid tough texture.

To ensure even baking, fill your muffin cups to the same level. An ice cream scoop can come in handy for this step.

For a tasty twist, try adding some chopped nuts or dried fruits like dates into the batter. It’s a great way to add extra flavor and texture.

When measuring ingredients like flour and sugar, use a spoon to gently scoop them into the measuring cup instead of packing them down. This will prevent you from accidentally adding too much of an ingredient and ruining the balance of flavors.

Additionally, keep an eye on your muffins as they bake. To avoid overcooking or undercooking, set a timer and check on them frequently towards the end of the cooking time.

Lastly, let your muffin bars cool for a few minutes before serving. This will give them time to set and prevent them from falling apart when you take them out of the muffin tin.

Follow these tips and impress everyone with your delicious and perfectly baked breakfast muffin bars!

Bottom Line

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to kick-start your day with these delectable and healthy Breakfast Muffin Bars! The ingredients list is short and easy to work with, and the recipe itself is straightforward. You will have freshly baked muffin bars straight out of the oven in no time – perfect for a quick breakfast on the go!

What makes these bars so special is their versatility. You can customize them with your favorite nuts, fruits, or even chocolate chips. They’re also kid-friendly, so get your little ones involved in the baking process- it’s a fun family activity that will teach them valuable life skills!

In my opinion, there’s no better way to start the day than with a freshly baked muffin bar that satisfies your sweet tooth while keeping you full until lunch. Plus, they’re gluten-free and made with wholesome ingredients like oats and fresh fruit!

So head to the kitchen, preheat your oven and whip up a batch of these Breakfast Muffin Bars today. Trust me; your taste buds (and your body) will thank you!

Breakfast Muffin Bars

Breakfast Muffin Bars Recipe

I got this recipe in a Kraft cooking magazine - yummy!!!
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Course: Breakfast/Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 60 Mins, Breads, Breakfast, Easy, High In...
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 bars
Calories: 118.7kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all-bran cereal
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups finely grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates


  • MIX flour, cereal, sesame seeds, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
  • WHISK together egg, buttermilk, brown sugar, vegetable oil and molasses.
  • STIR liquid mixture into dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened.
  • Fold in carrots and dates.
  • Spread evenly in greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
  • Bake at 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until centre springs back when gently touched.
  • Cool on rack.
  • Cut into bars.
  • Store in airtight container.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 1073g | Calories: 118.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2.3g | Fat: 4.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Cholesterol: 9.1mg | Sodium: 105.8mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 9g

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