Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bars

Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bars

Pure. Cinnamon. Bliss. Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bars. My absolute favorite granola bar ever! So rich and FULL of cinnamon flavor, sweet like a cinnamon roll, but so much healthier to eat! Just 8 easy ingredients and 30 mins to bake! Vegan, gluten-free and oil-free!

These bars are one of my favorite creations so far….I am an absolute cinnamon-obsessed individual. I love these bars in particular because they are very filling and crunchy and all that cinnamon. Just 8 ingredients to cinnamon bliss and if you are feeling up to it, drizzle on the optional sweet coconut sugar glaze. Seriously, yum.

I LOVE cinnamon rolls, Cinnabon buns….well, really anything cinnamon. Cinnamon rolls are delicious, but not so healthy. I decided to create breakfast bars with the flavors of a cinnamon roll drizzled with a little sweet coconut sugar glaze that tastes like caramel! Total heaven. 

These Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Granola Bars are vegan, gluten-free and oil-free. They are easy to make and have a wonderful chewy, crunchy texture to them. I hope you love them. Be sure to leave feedback below after you make them!

Yields 9

Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Bars

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups gluten-free old fashioned oats (not quick oats, 3/4 cup will be ground into 1/2 cup flour)
  • 1/2 cup pecans in tiny pieces
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Optional Coconut Sugar Glaze: (Definitely recommended...sooo good!)
  • 2 teaspoons almond milk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons organic coconut palm sugar (taste like caramel!)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8X8 square pan with parchment paper going in both directions, for easy removal.
  2. Make the oat flour by processing 3/4 cup of the oats (reserve the remaining 2 cups) into a powder in a food processor. Let it run for a couple of minutes to get it fine. Make sure to measure out 1/2 cup only after processing. If there is any extra, use it in a smoothie or another recipe.
  3. Grind or chop the pecans as well into tiny pieces. Combine all the dry ingredients (oats, 1/2 cup oat flour, pecans, almonds, cinnamon, allspice, salt) into a large bowl and stir well.
  4. In a small pot, combine the maple syrup and almond butter and turn to medium-low. Once simmering, whisk continually for about a minute, that’s it. Remove from the heat. Now whisk in the vanilla.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and quickly stir until well mixed. It will be sticky. Spread evenly into the pan, place a piece of parchment paper over the mixture and press down really hard with your hands and along the edges. Bake for 30 minutes until firm and golden brown around the edges.
  6. They will still be a little soft upon removing them from the oven, but will harden while cooling. Let them cool for 45 minutes before cutting, or they will fall apart! Cut into 9 bars with a very sharp knife while they are still in the pan. Cool for another 15 minutes and then you can pull them all out with the parchment paper.
  7. Drizzle with coconut glaze. To make the glaze, add the milk to a small cup and slightly warm in the microwave for 15 seconds. Whisk in the sugar and cinnamon with a fork for about 30 seconds. Drizzle over bars once they have cooled.
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14 Comments

  1. These bars look outragely delicious & just wonderful too! Normally, I don't love icing but this icing looks so appetizing too! A must make!
  2. Aww thanks so much Sophie!! The icing is what makes me feel like I'm eating a cinnamon roll haha! You could leave off if you want or just use a light drizzle :)
  3. I have made these beauties today but added fresh sliced figs fromp my garden to the batter! They were super! :)Yum!
  4. Oh I'm so glad to hear you loved them!! The figs sound like a wonderful addition!! I'm going to get more cashews today so I can finally make your strawberry spread!!
  5. These look delicious!
  6. Thank you Myfoodreligion!! They are heavenly :)
  7. Lesli
    I can't wait to try these! Monica said they were amazing!
    • Thanks girl!! They are super yummy! And HEALTHY! Best part! Real easy too. They have nuts though so beware for your kiddos :)
  8. Oh my gosh YUM! These sound fabulous!
    • Thank you! They were...just made another batch for my mother-n-law yesterday! She loves them!
  9. These bars look incredible!!!! I love anything with cinnamon!
  10. Awesome! I also love cinnamon rolls, buns, cake....cookies. These look great!
  11. [...] rolls are one of my favorite indulgences, simply because of very intense cinnamon flavor. My Cinnamon Roll Bliss Bars are a favorite among friends. I took that strong cinnamon flavor as inspiration for these cookies. [...]
  12. These cinnamon bars are delicious and are a staple in our home (along with your 5-ingredient granola and lemon bars).I've experimented with the recipe and have found that we like it best with 1/2 maple syrup (instead of 3/4) and add 1/4 cup organic raisins soaked in 1/4 cup warm water. I blend the raisin/water mix until smooth and add it to the other ingredients. Most of the time I don't even bake them, I'll just place them in the pan, cool them in the refrigerator and then cut them into bars. They are delicious! Thanks for the recipe! Also, I absolutely love your website! I often find vegan recipes overwhelming because of the long list of ingredients, so thank you for simplifying such delicious recipes!!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback Stephanie and I'm SO happy to hear you are enjoying the recipes!! That is such a wonderful idea you have for soaking the raisins, that sounds fabulous and that would totally make sense that you prefer less syrup too if you don't bake them, because things are always so much sweeter before they are baked. I've never had them unbaked before, but I know I can't keep my fingers out of the yummy dough, so I'll have to try that next time. Thanks very much for the feedback, I love hearing it and glad you love my website and the easy concept! :)

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