Breakfast never tasted so good.

apricot-nut breakfast bar

Jump start your morning with a healthy breakfast, one that will fuel your body and give you energy for the day. Apricot-Nut Breakfast Bars can be made the night before so all you have to do is grab one for a quick, convenient breakfast. Enjoy your breakfast bar at room temperature or warm it for a few minutes in a toaster oven. Delish!

Apricot-Nut Breakfast Bars

1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
½ cup unsweetened apple juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup almond butter
¼ cup Date Honey
½ cup diced dried apricots (unsulfured)
¼ cup chopped macadamia nuts
2 tablespoons raw sunflower seeds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toast oats in a large skillet over medium heat 5-7 minutes or until oats are golden, stirring frequently. Transfer to a large bowl, and add flaxseed meal, apple juice, olive oil, almond butter, and Date Honey. Mix until well combined. Stir in apricots, macadamia nuts, and sunflower seeds.

Press into an 8 by 8-inch square pan that has been lightly rubbed with olive oil. Bake 15-20 minutes. Let cool in pan on a wire rack for about 5 minutes. Cut into 2 x 2 ½-inch bars and serve.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 bar)

Recipe Notes
• Store in an airtight container 3-4 days.
• Substitute your favorite dried fruit for the apricots: blueberries, cherries, dates, figs, or raisins. Make sure, though, that the fruit doesn’t contain any added sugar or preservatives.


  1. Great breakfast bars! Always on the hunt for something healthy and easy to make. Love that I can make these up the night before, save that extra morning time for more sleep.

  2. Thanks for your comment! These bars didn’t last long around our house. :) Glad you liked them.

  3. these are so yummy!

  4. I’m glad you liked them! Thanks for your comment. :)

  5. Any recommendations for substitutions? Can’t do the oatmeal, but I’m always looking for healthy, portable breakfasts.

  6. Linda Lane-Rich says:

    I have never heard of almond butter. What is it made of, and where can I get it?

  7. Do you think soy butter could be used, I have a tree nut allergy in my house.

  8. on the Daniel diet can i eat rye or pumpernickel bread .

  9. so grateful that I found this site! God bless you for sharing in such detail. I plan on trying many of your recipes in the next 40 days. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

  10. Christie says:

    I’ve noticed that this recipe calls for “date honey”… I thought Daniel included sweeteners as something he avoided.

    • Date Honey is a recipe in my book (it’s also on my website) that’s made with dates and water. There is no added sweetener; therefore, it’s completely Daniel Fast friendly.

  11. These are sooo yummy and have made them several times. I like to put mine in the fridge – to me the flavors blend better. In my last batch I was out of apricots so I put fresh blueberries and strawberries and it is the best yet!!! Tastes alot like a cobbler – yummy!! Thanks for all your recipes! :)

  12. Jennifer Lyon says:

    The first time I made them I didn’t cook them quite long enough. When I tried to remove them from the pan they fell apart so I crumbled them up, toasted them some more and made granola. It tastes great that way too. What else would you recommend using the date honey for?

  13. Kelly Bryant says:

    Are rolled oats allowed on the Daniel Fast?

  14. Hi. Can almond flour/meal or coconut flour be substituted for the flaxseed meal in these recipes?

    Thank you

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