RECIPE: No-Bake Breakfast Fruit and Nut Bars


Say no to boring breakfasts with these mighty delicious breakfast nut bars. All the deliciousness of something naughty, packed into something healthy!

Bulging with nuts and delicious fruit, breakfast nut bars are perfect for eating on the go or that after school snack. After all, who says you can’t eat breakfast food at any time of the day?

CSR Low GI Sugar is awesome for baked snacks. This sugar takes longer to digest, resulting in a slower release of energy, which can help curb hunger cravings – perfect for (always hungry) kids and busy parents!

Brekkie will be covered for the week, this recipe makes a huge batch of 14 to 16 bars.

No-Bake breakfast nut bar recipe


For fruit paste

  • 1 cup dried apricots, roughly chopped
  • 6 fresh dates, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tbs white chia seeds

For the base

  • 2 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1⁄2 cup sesame seeds
  • 75g coconut oil, melted
  • 1⁄2 cup CSR Low GI Sugar
  • 1 pinch sea salt

For the topping

  • 50g coconut oil, melted
  • 1⁄2 cup CSR Low GI Sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup linseeds
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1⁄2 cup pepitas
  • 1⁄2 cup sunflower seeds


  1. Line a 20 x 30 cm slice pan with baking paper.
  2. Place all the fruit paste ingredients into a jug, cover and refrigerate for an hour.
  3. Process the soaked fruit in a food processor to make a smooth paste. Pour into a small bowl, cover and chill until you’re ready to use it.
  4. Using the food processor again, add all the base ingredients and blitz until you have a crumbly mixture. Transfer to the prepared slice pan, pressing firmly with a spatula. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. In a large bowl, add all the topping ingredients then mix to combine.
  6. To assemble, spread the apricot fruit paste evenly over the chilled base. Sprinkle with the topping and refrigerate for two hours.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for one week. This is an original CSR Sugar recipe.

Tempted as you might be to send these glorious morsels of fruity delight off to school in a lunch box, please note the addition of almond meal. Check your school nut policy!

Check out our previous article of 51 after school snacks for more easy ideas to feed the kids when they come home hungry,

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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