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?

    • Almond butter is simply ground almonds made into a thick spread. You can often get it raw (where you make it yourself) in health food stores, but it’s also available in a jar in many grocery stores. Almond butter is a nice substitute for peanut butter.

  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! 🙂

    • Jill, I’m so glad you liked this recipe! Your substitution of fresh berries sounds tasty. I’ll have to try it sometime. Thanks for your encouraging comment!

  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

  15. Natalie Gilkes says:

    Is there anything else I can use to replace the almond butter? It’s really expensive and difficult to find in the country where I live.

  16. is flaxseed and flaxseed meal the same thing

    • Almost. Flaxseed meal is ground flaxseeds. I like to use the meal instead of the seeds because the seeds are difficult to digest. I’ve read they don’t even break down much but just pass through your digestive system. There you go! 😉

  17. Thank you so much and God bless you for taking time out and helping us all to succeed in our fast. I downloaded your book (and I LOVE it, by the way) and in the book you mentioned the difference between unsulfured and sulfur; however, the only dried apricots I’m able to find is the ones that contains sulfur dioxide – which was listed on the back of 5 different apricot brands. How should I proceed?

    • Hi, Diane! Thanks for your comments and kind words about my book, The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast. Sometimes it can be difficult to find dried fruit that doesn’t contain sulfur. Sometimes you can have success by looking at a health food store. You can either substitute the apricots with another type of dried fruit or use fresh fruit. Or, you can use the sulfured apricots and pray they don’t make you sick! Just kidding! 🙂 May the Lord fill you with His power and peace as you trust in Him!

  18. Gayle Ciotti says:

    These are excellant with dried cranberries and raw shelled pumpin seads. I keep making these even tho I am no longer fasting!