Blueberry Pecan Breakfast Bars with Spelt Flour (vegan)

Blueberry Pecan Breakfast Bars made with Spelt Flour (vegan) | curlsnchard.com

Do you know that I really love pecans? No? Well, I do. They are really expensive here in Austria, so I was a very happy camper when a friend of mine brought me a bag of pecan pieces when she was visiting here from the US (thanks again Christina, in case you read this!). I also recently came across this delicious Cranberry Date Breakfast Bars recipe from Vegan in the Freezer, and this was when inspiration hit. The result were those delicious Blueberry Pecan Breakfast Bars, made with spelt flour and vegan.

Breakfast has to be quick on some (most?) days, so these bars are perfect for those days. They provide you with a healthy mix of wholesome ingredients, and have a nice chew to them. You can adjust the sweetness to your liking, but my blueberries were quite sweet, so 2 tablespoons of maple syrup was all I needed for the perfect breakfast sweetness.

For photo taking purposes I had just made half a batch, which are four generous slices. I guess I didn’t expect my Mum to like them so much, otherwise I could’ve really just made a whole batch of those blueberry pecan breakfast bars. Oh, and she really enjoyed them with her afternoon coffee too! 😉 They were gone the next day.

Blueberry Pecan Breakfast Bars made with Spelt Flour (vegan) | curlsnchard.com

If you want to store them, I would highly recommend the fridge (or freezer if you make larger batches), as the fresh fruit makes them quite juicy. After taking them out of the fridge, give them a few minutes to warm up or put them in the microwave or toaster oven for a bit – which is my preferred way to eat them!

Blueberry Pecan Breakfast Bars with Spelt Flour
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 cup spelt pastry flour
  • 1 cup fine oats (or 3 grain flakes mixture: rye, oat and spelt)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup pecan pieces
  • ⅔ cup rice milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup blueberries (or more)*
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F and line a 20x20cm (8x8") pan.**
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the flower, oats, salt, chia seeds and pecan pieces.
  3. Add the maple syrup, half of the milk and stir.
  4. Slowly add the rest of the milk until a spreadable dough forms and carefully incorporate the blueberries.
  5. Pour into the baking pan and spread evenly - bake for about 30 minutes.
  6. Immediately cut them after taking them out (careful not to burn yourself!), as they will harden a bit when cooling down.
Notes
*The blueberries are easier to work with when they are frozen!
**You could also grease the pan with some coconut oil, but the paper makes removing the bars easier.

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34 thoughts on “Blueberry Pecan Breakfast Bars with Spelt Flour (vegan)

  1. Ooh, I’m definitely gonna try this recipe! I recently picked a lot of blueberries in a blueberry field and I could use some nice recipes to use them in 🙂 I was also looking for some fast healthy breakfast recipes. Thank you! 🙂

    1. Thank you SO SO much, Chrissa! Spelt flour is such a wonderful alternative to regular wheat flour. Let me know when you try it!

  2. Mmmmm…. need these in my belly now! these sound like a wonderful pre-make grab and go breakfast idea with Littleman starting pre-school in the next couple weeks!

    1. I know! Pecans are so expensive – though they are still cheaper in the US than here (at least at Trader Joe’s and Costco), so I was so happy when a friend brought me a bag of pecan pieces 🙂

    1. Haha, I’m happy I was able to catch your attention with it 😉 When you try it, let me know! I love to share it when someone makes my recipes 🙂

  3. Mmm… These look so juicy and delicious. Love the blueberry pecan combo — I’ve been on a pecan kick lately, but have yet to try the two together. These bars have convinced me though 🙂

  4. For some reason, the rice milk and blueberry measurements both show up as a square icon instead of a number for me. 🙁 What are the measurements for those two items?

    1. Hey Yeppiecup, thanks for letting me know – I have to look into that! It says 1/3 cup of blueberries and 2/3 cup of rice milk. Enjoy the breakfast bars!

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