Recipe: Grain-Free Cinnamon Breakfast Bar

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It’s fun to make pancakes on a lazy Sunday, but when you are rushed during the week, these grain-free breakfast bars are perfect. They are great with eggs, or can stand alone, loaded with butter. You can make them ahead, wrap them in individual portions and refrigerate or freeze them. They are loaded with nutrition, simple and satisfying!

When you are gluten-free or grain-free it’s a challenge to find a healthy bread substitute that’s easy to make.There are lots of gluten-free breads on the market, but many are made with very starchy substitutes that have not been properly prepared. I do not like most gluten-free breads or baked goods for this reason.

Here is a simple and nutritious bread substitute that is made with whole ingredients that will add nutrition, not take it away. Slice the bar lengthwise and toast. Add lots of butter and eat with eggs or other protein for a satisfying meal!

GF Cinnamon Breakfast Bar

Grain-Free Cinnamon Breakfast Bar




  1. In the food processor, add the apple and puree
  2. Add the eggs, honey and ghee or butter and mix
  3. Add the salt, baking soda, cinnamon and coconut flour and mix
  4. The batter should be thick
  5. Prepare the baking dish with the parchment paper and grease very generously with coconut oil (lots of it!)
  6. Pour the batter into the pan and smooth as best you can
  7. Sprinkle more cinnamon of top of the batter
  8. Bake at 325 degrees F for approximately 22 – 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean and it is browned on top (may take longer depending on the size of the apple you used)
  9. Gently detach the bread from the pan with a spatula and let cool for a few minutes
  10. With the pizza wheel, cut down the middle of the length and the down the middle of the width and then three section in each half
  11. Remove with spatula and let cool on a rack

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Yield: 12 bars

Shared at: Gluten Free Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Allergy Free Wednesday, Healthy 2Day, Party Wave Wednesday, Thank Your Body, Tasty Traditions, Gluten Free Friday, Fight Back Friday, My Meatless Monday


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  • sabrina December 4, 2013, 4:45 pm

    This is right up my alley…..looks delish!
    Just pinned it! Thanks.

  • tessa December 5, 2013, 10:07 am

    Thank you! Now I don’t have to decide what to make for breakfast!!

  • Mrs G December 6, 2013, 5:21 am

    Thank you for this recipe. I made those yesterday (with solid coconut oil in place of butter) and we enjoyed them this morning for breakfast. Yummy!
    I would like to share a little “trick”for a super smooth finish on the top: simply wet your hands with cold water and pat lightly. Very quick.

  • Aletta December 10, 2013, 4:10 am

    This is by far THE best coconut bread/slice/bar (whatever, to me this is a bread replacement) ever! Have tried so many recipes and not one comes close. Cannot work out what makes this recipe different, giving such a wonderful bready/cakey texture… the apple??
    Who knows. Main thing is that finally I have a product that fills that “bread” hole. Thank you to whoever devised the recipe. (Any other gems up your sleeve?)

    • Jill December 10, 2013, 1:45 pm

      Hi Aletta,
      Thanks for your kind words. You can go to the toolbar at the top of the posts and click on recipes for lots more! I also have a video class and e-books. You can find them at the tool bar under Grain-Free Classes and Books.

  • Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) December 12, 2013, 8:05 pm

    I think my kids would love these! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Hope your week is great!

    Cindy from

  • Linda February 22, 2014, 8:46 am

    This is perfect for sweet or savory toppings – we sometimes make it without the cinnamon and use as sandwich bread. Delicious! My favourite grain free ‘bread’ recipe. Thank you.

    • Jill February 22, 2014, 11:38 am

      Hi Linda,
      I use it that way too!

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  • Aimee April 28, 2014, 9:07 pm

    I haven’t made these yet, but plan on doing so. Have you ever used this to make French toast? I’m going to browse your other recipes now 🙂

    • Jill April 29, 2014, 10:31 am

      Hi Aimee,
      I suppose you could. I do have a recipe for french toast.

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  • Emma Williamson November 25, 2014, 1:21 am

    Oh….my….word!!!! That is a sensational recipe, turned out perfectly first go….thank u

  • Teena February 23, 2017, 8:31 pm

    Best and easiest recipe and deliscious as well.

    Just need to know what is the calorie count in one serving?