Blackberry-Vanilla Breakfast Bars

Nicolette Stramara

by | Updated: December 4th, 2016

The French have butter croissants with their café crème. Americans think that’s too plain. Don’t you want some cake with that coffee? On those days when the bakery’s best is your breakfast du jour, you’re better off with these fluffy, jam-welcoming bars. Not only does the vanilla-infused flavor couple with that cup of Joe, you could eat two servings before matching the calories and carbs of a croissant.   

Blackberry & Vanilla Breakfast Bar Recipe
Creamy cashew butter keeps these treats light and fluffy.


Blackberry-Vanilla Breakfast Bars

Makes 16 breakfast bars
Macros per bar: 122 calories | 6.7 g protein | 15.1 g carbs | 5 g fat | 1.1 g sugar | 2.4 g fiber


¼ cup all-natural cashew butter
¾ cup blackberries
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
4 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 ½ scoops vanilla protein powder
1 ¼ cups whole wheat pastry flour (or oat flour)
¾ cup almond flour
1/3 cup xylitol
2 tsp. baking powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9” x 9” baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor or blender, combine cashew butter, blackberries, almond milk, yogurt, egg whites and vanilla until completely smooth.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together remaining (dry) ingredients.
  4. Add liquid ingredients to dry and stir until well combined.
  5. Pour batter into baking dish, using a spoon to smooth it down evenly. Bake 28-32 minutes, or until the top turns golden brown.
  6. Slice into 16 even squares. Serve for breakfast with fresh-brewed coffee and blackberry jam.