Cranberry Pear Porridge Bites

These moist breakfast bars are perfect for a breakfast on the go paired with your morning smoothie, or fresh fruit. At each bar running at just under 100 calories and less than 5 grams of sugar, you’ll know you’re fueling your body with just enough nutrients to kick start your day.

Eating Style: Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Refined Sugar-free, Soy-free, Vegetarian

Prep Time:

Serves: 24

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked millet
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 6 tablespoon egg whites
  • 2 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup pureed bosc pear
  • 1/4 cup ground chia
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup dried apple, chopped
  • 1/4 cup bosc pear, diced small
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan rock salt

Instructions

  1. Place millet, apple juice, and water in a medium sized saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer and allow to cook for 20-25 minutes. Be sure not to lift the lid while cooking. Only check up on millet at the 20-25minute mark. It should be cooked through but still a bit chewy. All the liquid should be evaporated. It should not be the consistency of oatmeal. If it is, it’s been cooked too long. Remove from heat and allow to cool in a large bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F and line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper for easy lifting.
  3. Meanwhile, combine all remaining ingredients, adding 2.5 cups of the cooked millet to the bowl. Stir until combined.
  4. Press mixture firmly into prepared pan, and place in the oven for 45-55 minutes [mine took 50 minutes], or until the corners begin to brown.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool for 20 minutes. Slide out of the pan and continue to cool for another 40 minutes [it’s so important that you let it cool!] before cutting with a sharp knife.

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Nutrition Information Per Serving

  • Calories: 71
  • Calories from Fat: 22
  • Total Fat: 2.4
  • Saturated Fat: 9 g
  • Trans Fat: 9 g
  • Cholesterol: 9> mg
  • Sodium: 31 mg
  • Carbs: 11 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Net Carbs: 9.3 g
  • Sugars: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 1.8 g