If you are looking for a tasty, quick and easy breakfast recipe, then you will love our breakfast nutty bar! It is packed with nuts and seeds, as well as dates, so it gives you a good boost of slow-release energy and is a great way to start your morning.
This recipe can be made the night before, which means if you have to get up and out on a morning, this breakfast dish is ready and waiting!
Nuts and seeds are a good source of vegan protein. We love to toast our nuts and seeds, as this brings an added depth of flavour. However, if you are looking for a fully raw breakfast dish, then do not toast them and use them raw (unprocessed) instead.
You might also consider pairing this dish with a fresh fruit salad or plant-based yoghurt and a tasty juice – try our new potassium balance juice recipe.
Recipe: Raw breakfast nutty date bar
Makes: 15-20 servings
1 cup whole walnuts toasted
1 cup whole almonds
1 cup dates
¼ cup rice syrup or other liquid sweetener (like maple syrup)
4 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds
Add the almonds and walnuts into the blender and blitz for 60-120 seconds to start to break them down.
Add the dates, rice syrup, orange juice, ground cinnamon and ground flaxseed into the blender and continue to blend together, until it all sticks together. (Add a little water if necessary).
Put a handful of pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds to one side. Stir the rest of the seeds into the mixture (you want them to be whole).
Line a tray with non-stick paper.
Add the mixture into the tray, press it down into the corners, so it has a smooth top. Press the handful of pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds into the top.
Cover the mixture and then place the tray in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours, ideally overnight.
Next morning, cut into long fingers / bars and serve.
You can store the bars in containers in the fridge and enjoy them for breakfast for the next few days.
Plant-based food at La Crisalida health retreats
Breakfast is an important meal, the first meal we eat after an overnight “fast”. Here at the retreat we offer a range of breakfast items and each day have a special item on, which varies across the year, depending upon the season.
To read more about the plant-based food served at La Crisalida Retreats follow this link: plant-based food at La Crisalida Retreats.
If you have enjoyed this plant-based vegan recipe, you can try more, there are many on La Crisalida’s health and wellbeing blog – use the search box to find your favourite ingredients or click on “food recipe” to see more.
Do let me know how you get on!
About the author
- Lisa is one of the founders of La Crisalida Retreats. She is an Epidemiologist, therapeutic hatha and yin yoga teacher and also teaches mindfulness meditation. Lisa has studied NLP and hypnosis, as well as nutrition (she designs the menus).