Looking to mix things up a bit? These Healthy Plum Breakfast Bars are obviously perfect for breakfast, but they would also make a wonderful mid-morning snack or an after-school snack for the kids. And unlike most crumble-like desserts, this one’s full of nuts, oatmeal, and no added sugar!
Want to hear something weird? I don’t think I had ever tasted a plum before in my life until earlier this week. That’s right. 31 years, and I’ve never tried a plum. Now, I did not live a deprived childhood. In fact, I remember my mom eating plums, and for some reason, I just had no desire to partake. Fruit’s not my thing. I mean, I eat fruit, but the majority of my fruit gets blended up with my Blendtec into a delicious smoothie.
Turns out though, I’m kind of being forced into the whole fruit thing whether I like it or not. A couple weeks ago, we finally took and plunge and signed up for our neighborhood produce co-op. I am making it more of a goal to partake in more fruits and veggies and to base meals of the foods we are given. They’re mostly local, and they’re organic. At only $17 a week for a TON of produce, I can’t complain.
Oh, except for the fact that our first two baskets contained much more fruit than veggies. And one of the fruits we ended up with this week? Plums. About 10 of them! I had no clue what I was going to do with them, and I knew Wifey would only eat a couple of them, along with the apples, oranges, kiwis, and pears we received.
I knew there was only one thing I could do with them that would get me excited. Turn them into something crumbly and snacky. Oh, and do it without ALL.THE.CARBS.
I am absolutely in love with these bars. Instead of a buttery, flour- and sugar- filled crust, I created this with a crust of nuts, oats, almond-flour, coconut oil, and honey. Talk about healthy! And the tartness of the plums combined with the crumbly topping. It’s really just delicious. Totally has me re-thinking this whole fruit thing. If this is how fruit is going to taste from now on, I’m on board!
These breakfast bars don’t have to just be for breakfast. Make them for after-school snacks! Your kids will thank you!