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!
Pure. Cinnamon. Bliss. 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, crunchy and all thatcinnamon. Just 8 ingredients to cinnamon heaven 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!
2 1/2 tablespoons organic coconut palm sugar (taste like caramel!)
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8X8 square pan with parchment paper going in both directions, for easy removal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brandi is a devoted Mommy and wife who is passionate about cooking and baking delicious vegan dishes. She believes healthy food can be simple, quick and taste incredible. She gets creative in the kitchen to make recipes that will fool anybody that they aren't missing traditional non-vegan ingredients. Be sure to follow this blog for all recipes and updates.
Hi! I'm Brandi, a wife and mom behind this blog who healed my husband's gout and my digestion issues through a plant-based diet. I'm not complicated, I keep things simple. All my recipes are 8 ingredients or less, not including salt, pepper or water. They are allergy-friendly, as they are all vegan, oil-free and nearly all are gluten-free. You'll find lots of baked goods here, as I've been a baker all my life, it's my passion!