Healthy - No Bake Meal Prep Breakfast Bars

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, that’s what we’re always told! It’s true too. If you don’t eat breakfast not only are you more likely to over indulge when it comes to mid-morning snacking but your metabolism actually slows down if you skip breakfast! The problem is, we’ve all got busy lives and sometimes there just isn’t time which is why I’ve come up with these Healthy No Bake Meal Prep Breakfast Bars, which make the perfect breakfast, or snack, to keep your energy levels up and help you stay healthy!

Healthy - No Bake Meal Prep Breakfast Bars

Meal Prepping These Breakfast Bars

As their name suggests, these Healthy No Bake Meal Prep Breakfast Bars are ideal for making ahead of time for a grab and go breakfast or snack. The recipe actually make 10 bars, which can be kept in the fridge or frozen until they’re needed. That’s up to two weeks worth of breakfast from a recipe which takes less than 10 minutes to put together!

Healthy - No Bake Meal Prep Breakfast Bars

The bars themselves can be enjoyed on their own or with a bowl of fresh fruit or yogurt with a drizzle of honey for example, making sure you’re not getting bored. Boredom is the biggest issue people always talk about when it comes to meal prep, so my advice when you make a batch of these is to plan how you’re going to enjoy them each day.

Healthy - No Bake Meal Prep Breakfast Bars

For instance, if you know you’ve got a really busy Monday, plan that you’ll grab one to eat on the way, but if you know Tuesday is going to be slightly more leisurely then pack some fresh berries and crumble a bar into them at your desk! Whilst I could happily eat them on their own every day, I’m more than aware that variety is key!

Healthy - No Bake Meal Prep Breakfast Bars

Are They Slimming World Friendly?

Breakfast is particularly important on Slimming World and you’ll be happy to hear that these fit perfectly with the plan as they can be used as your Healthy Extra B! Both almonds and oats can be used as your Healthy Extra B and these Healthy No Bake Meal Prep Breakfast Bars use both. Each bar is your full healthy extra and in my opinion they are more filling than shop bought cereal bars, not to mention they’re not full of processed sugars!

When using one as your Healthy Extra B these are just 1.5 syns each, which accounts for the syns from the dates and honey! Now if you ask me that’s not half bad for a breakfast which tastes delicious and is going to keep you full all morning, or a snack that will curb your cravings and keep you on plan when your afternoon tea break comes around!

Healthy - No Bake Meal Prep Breakfast Bars

The Perfect ‘Free From’ Snack!

Not only are these Healthy No Bake Meal Prep Breakfast Bars totally delicious and Slimming World friendly, but they’re also gluten and dairy free, free from processed sugars and vegan friendly! Just make sure you check that the oats you’re using are specified as gluten free as not all oats are. Whilst I’m not vegan or gluten and dairy intolerant, I really love making food which can be enjoyed by everyone no matter what their food restrictions are!

Healthy - No Bake Meal Prep Breakfast Bars

Making These Healthy No Bake Meal Prep Breakfast Bars

You can find the recipe  video for these Healthy No Bake Meal Prep Breakfast Bars by scrolling down and don’t forget to PIN IT from the Pinterest image at the end of the post! Here are the step by step instructions…

Yields 10

Serves 10

Healthy No Bake Meal Prep Breakfast Bars

Gluten & Dairy Free Healthy No Bake Meal Prep Breakfast Bars, made with almonds and dates and naturally sweetened with honey. Can be used as your HexB on Slimming World, 1.5 syns each.

10 minPrep Time

1 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 100g Almonds (approx 100 whole almonds - 5x HexB)
  • 200g Porridge Oats (5x HexB)
  • 75g Dried Dates with No Stones (10 syns)
  • 150mls Water
  • 2tbsp Runny Honey


  1. Pulse the almonds in a blender until you have a course mix of small crushed pieces.
  2. Add half of the water and blend again. You want a mix which still has lots of texture.
  3. Add the dried dates and blend again until the mix has become sticky.
  4. Add the oats and the rest of the water and then add the honey. Blend until you have a semi-smooth mixture (you still want some texture in there!).
  5. Tip out into a deep baking tray (the one I use is about 20cm long) lined with baking paper.
  6. With the back of a large spoon press the mix until it is filling the bottom of the tray and flatten, making sure to pack it together.
  7. Refrigerate for at least an hour to solidify the mix.
  8. Once refrigerated, slice it into ten equal bars and wrap them individually to eat later!
  9. You can freeze the bars or refrigerate until needed.
  10. Enjoy on their own or with fresh fruit and yogurt!


Each bar can be counted as your full Healthy Extra B on Slimming World, with an additional 1.5 syns. If not using your Healthy Extra B they are 7.5 syns each, but still naturally healthy and delicious! PLEASE DO NOT SHARE SCREENSHOTS OF THIS RECIPE.



208 cal


8 g


31 g


5 g
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If you’re looking for a savoury spin on your breakfast then this Oats Khichdi might peak your interest! It’s packed with healthy veg and tonnes of flavour and could be used as your Healthy Extra B on Slimming World!

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I love french toast but it’s usually only for special occasions! This Sweet Omelette is the perfect healthy option, as it tastes just like french toast!

These Cauliflower Hash Browns would make the perfect side dish for a healthy cooked breakfast! They’re so easy to make and only needs 7 ingredients!

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  • Vikkie

    25/05/2017 at 4:47 pm

    Yes please!!!! :) I have a stash of cheeky almonds too ;) x
    1. Cliona

      30/05/2017 at 11:55 am

      Thanks Vikkie! Enjoy! x
  • Monika

    25/05/2017 at 9:29 pm

    This is a lovely recipe, Cliona, and it sounds like it comes together very quickly! I've been working on a no bake bars recipe this week myself but when I made it just to see what it would be like it just crumbled when I tried to slice it, so the recipe clearly needs work! Your bars look nice and neat. Thank you for bringing them to #CookBlogShare:)
  • Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    30/05/2017 at 9:15 am

    These sound absolutely lovely Cliona. Hubby & I often take flapjacks out with us when we go walking - they're great for re-charging. I recon these would be perfect for just that too. Angela x
    1. Cliona

      30/05/2017 at 11:52 am

      Thanks Angela! They're perfect for walking, in fact that's exactly what my mum suggested when she saw the recipe too! x
  • Katherine|Wanderspice

    30/05/2017 at 10:56 pm

    I love no bake recipes. It's such a time-saver. And aren't dates the best as a natural sweetener?
    1. Cliona

      31/05/2017 at 2:58 pm

      Me too! If I don't have to preheat my oven I'm happy! Dates are amazing for natural sweetness, I'm really trying to cut down on refined sugars at the moment so these are ideal for that!
  • Deanna

    30/05/2017 at 11:23 pm

    This sounds like a great grab and go breakfast!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Luci’s Morsels

    31/05/2017 at 12:14 am

    I love a quick breakfast for on-the-go and this looks like it wouldn't disappoint. Thank you for sharing! I cannot wait to try this! Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.
    1. Cliona

      31/05/2017 at 2:57 pm

      Thanks Luci!
  • Christine

    31/05/2017 at 12:47 am

    I've never tried making granola bars or breakfast bars but I'd love to try them out. These look delicious - Love that there are dates in them!
    1. Cliona

      31/05/2017 at 2:57 pm

      Thanks Christine! I had never done them before either as I'm a bit fussy when it comes to nuts and grains but these are simple enough to be easy and delicious!
  • Julie’s Family Kitchen

    31/05/2017 at 7:28 am

    Ooh these sound yum, and I actually have all the ingredients to make them too. Perfect. :) x #CookBlogShare
    1. Cliona

      31/05/2017 at 2:54 pm

      Thank you Julie! Enjoy them if you do make them! x
  • Leanne

    29/08/2017 at 11:58 pm

    Looks delicious but they are not vegan. Vegans do not eat honey
    1. Francesca

      25/06/2018 at 5:30 pm

      They’re also not gluten free, Oats are not gluten free ??‍♀️
      1. Cliona

        02/07/2018 at 11:49 am

        Hi Francesca, as specified in the post you need to look for oats that are specified as gluten free. Oats themselves are gluten free however many 'may contain traces' as they are processed in factories that are not gluten free.
  • Diana

    09/11/2017 at 8:09 am

    Great recipe I tried thus but mine came out a bit too soggy after setting them in the fridge overnight. I might have to adjust my recipe. Or maybe I blended the oats with the mixture when I shouldn't have as yours looks like it has a lot more texture. I well definitely try again! Thank you!
  • Angela Star

    19/12/2017 at 8:00 pm

    I wonder if you could swap dates and use prunes instead. I’m not fond of dates.
    1. Cliona

      04/01/2018 at 3:44 pm

      You definitely could Angela!
  • June

    12/04/2018 at 12:54 pm

    Hi could I replace almonds? Don't like almonds, they look really good so would like to make if I can replace the almonds, I'm on slimming world so if almonds replaced is one bar a healthy B? And how many syns if not used as healthy B? Thanks ?
  • Sylvia Moore

    12/05/2018 at 9:26 pm

    Any suggestions for a nut substitute? These would be perfect for my coeliac daughter, but she hates nuts!
    1. Cliona

      23/05/2018 at 10:48 am

      Hi Sylvia, funnily enough, I hate nuts too! The brilliant thing about this recipe is that the nuts are super ground down and you wouldn't even know that they're there. As long as she's not allergic I would maybe try with them in! If not though, you could simply up the amount of oats used :)
  • Marta Burdett

    21/06/2018 at 9:09 pm

    A big thank you for the recipe. Followed your instructions and they came out perfect. The only minus is that they're just TOO TASTY! Need some serious will power to stop myself from eating them all in a couple of days ?
  • Rachel

    12/12/2018 at 2:01 pm

    Looks so yummy, tempted to make these but im not a fan of dates, what could I use instead of that?
    1. Cliona

      16/12/2018 at 2:23 pm

      You can't really taste the dates at all my dear! They're more there to stick it all together :)
  • Hannah

    27/01/2019 at 8:07 pm

    Hi, are these freezer friendly?
    1. Cliona

      28/01/2019 at 3:29 pm

      Yes absolutely!
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  • Caroline

    15/08/2019 at 7:48 am

    This recipe sounded amazing. Though on reflection of the quantity of ingredients, I do have to question the syn value for slimming world. I calculate each bar to be 6.5 syns incl. your 1 HEB daily allowance. Please can you clarify your calculation on them only being 1.5 syns. Thank you
  • Hannah

    10/09/2019 at 6:38 pm

    Kind of wish you had mentioned that they're 7.5 syns if not in the healthy b . As I already had my b today and calculated how many I can have as it said 1.5 syns and now I have had 4 . Other then that they are really nice. Just kind of wished that was mentioned at the top
    1. Cliona

      04/10/2019 at 7:57 am

      Hi Hannah, sorry you don't feel that this was clear enough. It is mentioned throughout the post that the syn value is including one Healthy Extra B portion. Glad you enjoyed them!

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  • Chris

    15/02/2020 at 7:15 pm

    Made this and served it with natural yoghurt and blueberries- delicious- thank you very much for the recipe!
  • Chris

    15/02/2020 at 7:19 pm

    Made this today and served it with natural yoghurt and blueberries -delicious - was very tempted to have a second piece!
  • Vikki

    21/06/2020 at 8:23 pm

    Hay there was looking to make these but my son is intolerant to hunny can i use agarve instead and what ratio should i use kind regards
    1. Cliona

      12/07/2020 at 7:56 pm

      Hi there, I haven't personally used it in the past so I'm not 100% sure. It would definitely work but I would be hesitant to advise because I'm not sure how sticky agave is. Please do let me know how you get on if you try!
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