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German Chocolate Cake Breakfast Bars

January 7, 2016
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Have your cake and eat it too, for breakfast!  These Paleo and Vegan German Chocolate Cake Breakfast Bars are super simple to make and are the perfect grab n’ go breakfast!

After seeing how popular my recipe for Paleo Pumpkin Coconut Breakfast Bars were, I was itching’ to make another variation that involved chocolate.  Chocolate pumpkin breakfast bars?  Nah, too generic.  German Chocolate Cake Breakfast Bars?  YES!  Because when ever you can have cake and chocolate for breakky you know its gonna be a good day, thats a known fact.

Have your cake and eat it too, for breakfast! These Vegan and Paleo German Chocolate Cake Breakfast Bars are super simple to make!

And when you make these ahead of time, you can grab em and go on with your day, aka you can eat cake on the run.  Just a heads up, your co-workers might be a little jelly that you can enjoy a delicious breakfast while they starve because they didn’t have time to make breakfast.

Have your cake and eat it too, for breakfast! These Vegan and Paleo German Chocolate Cake Breakfast Bars are super simple to make!

And your co workers will judge you for a quick second because they’ll think you are eating something full of sugar and crappy ingredients.  But when you tell them that what your eating is perfectly healthy and full of nutritious ingredients, their jaws will drop with jealousy.

Have your cake and eat it too, for breakfast! These Vegan and Paleo German Chocolate Cake Breakfast Bars are super simple to make!

Seriously these bars are the perfect grab n’ go breakfast for when you need to start your day with chocolate but don’t want a sugar crash.  Did I mention that these guys don’t contain any sugar?  Yep, NONE!  Not even refined sugar!  They don’t need it because the banana naturally sweetens them!

Have your cake and eat it too, for breakfast! These Vegan and Paleo German Chocolate Cake Breakfast Bars are super simple to make!

It tastes like your eating dessert for breakfast, but your actually fueling your body with nutrients!

Have your cake and eat it too, for breakfast! These Vegan and Paleo German Chocolate Cake Breakfast Bars are super simple to make!

You’re welcome.

 

 

German Chocolate Cake Breakfast Bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pecans
  • 11/2 cups flaked unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup almond butter or coconut butter
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place pecans and coconut on a cooking sheet and place in oven for 15 minutes, or until slightly toasted. Set aside 1/2 cup of pecans and 1/2 cup coconut for topping.
  3. Add pecans and coconut to a food processor and process until it is a flour or meal-like texture. Add to a large bowl.
  4. In a small bowl combine almond butter, banana, cocoa powder, coconut oil and vanilla. Add to pecan-coconut mixture and mix well.
  5. Use your hands to mix all ingredients together well.
  6. Spray cooking spray (or use parchment paper) in a large loaf pan and transfer the mixture to pan and use a spatula to smooth out. Sprinkle on remaining pecans and coconut
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Let cool and slice into about 8 bars.
  9. Adapted from my Pumpkin Coconut Breakfast Bars
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Have your cake and eat it too, for breakfast! These Vegan and Paleo German Chocolate Cake Breakfast Bars are super simple to make!

 

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53 Comments

  • Reply Chrissa - Physical Kitchness January 7, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Ok hello breakfast porn!! SO pinning this. I am 110% obsessed with German chocolate. And that coconut. Mmmmmm
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    • Reply Bethany And Rachel January 10, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      Thank you! Breakfast is our speciality! You cannot go wrong with chocolate and coconut ever 🙂

  • Reply Cara's Healthy Cravings January 8, 2016 at 3:54 am

    I am definitely on board for having “German Chocolate Cake” for breakfast, yummers!!!
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  • Reply Allie January 8, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Oh my goodness I am totally making these. Who doesn’t love cake for breakfast 🙂
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  • Reply Susie @ SuzLyfe January 8, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Pinning the ish out of these!
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  • Reply Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen January 8, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    In LOVE with this. You ladies kill the dessert breakfast game!
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  • Reply Sam @ PancakeWarriors January 8, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    I doubt you have any of these leftover but if you do, send me two please 🙂 I am pinning this for when i have bananas again 🙂 Love love love
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    • Reply Bethany And Rachel January 10, 2016 at 1:28 pm

      I wish I could send you some but we ate them all in 2 days 🙂 Thank you for pinning!

  • Reply Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine January 8, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    “healthy eating is tasteless and boring” <—- NEVER!!!
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  • Reply Natalie | Feasting on Fruit January 8, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    These look like the start to a killer day! I’m amazed by how healthy you just made “cake”. Always blurring the lines between dessert and breakfast–you guys have the best recipe ideas!
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    • Reply Bethany And Rachel January 10, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      Dessert for breakfast is our speciality 🙂 Thanks so much!

  • Reply Shannon January 9, 2016 at 3:00 am

    These look so good! My mom loves german chocolate cake…I will have to make them for her 🙂

  • Reply Ivanna January 9, 2016 at 3:54 am

    These look amazing! I def pinned for later, these look like a must try. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Emily January 9, 2016 at 4:15 am

    Wow, these look SO good. 🙂 And the ingredients are simpler than a regular brownie!
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  • Reply Rachel @ Bakerita January 9, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Yay for bananas! Aren’t they magic? I love how they can sweeten a recipe all on their own 🙂 these breakfast bars look beyond incredible – I wish I could grab one off the screen!

    • Reply Bethany And Rachel January 10, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      I love bananas for natural sweetness! I wish I could virtually give ya a batch right now 😉 Thank you!

  • Reply Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary January 9, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    These breakfast bars are sheer genius! Loving that they contain ZERO sugar! These should be called all day bars, because honestly, I could eat these all day every day! Cheers and thanks fo sharing the YUM!

    • Reply Bethany And Rachel January 10, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      No one will ever know that they have no added sugar! I could eat them all day every day too! Thank you!

  • Reply Shashi at RunninSrilankan January 9, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    I could eat a dozen of these Healthy German chocolate cake bars!
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  • Reply Alaine @ Great Lakes Gals January 11, 2016 at 2:44 am

    Now these would motivate me to get up in the morning. Just found your site, and so glad I did! 🙂

  • Reply Audrey @ Unconventional Baker January 11, 2016 at 6:21 am

    Wow, so simple! I expected it to be a lot more involved. Beautiful recipe! <3

  • Reply Beverley @ sweaty&fit January 12, 2016 at 9:46 am

    these pictures look awesome guys! as for the bars themselves – OMG. Pecan + coconut sounds like the best kind of base for a bar. pinning this for later 🙂
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  • Reply Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom January 13, 2016 at 8:44 am

    oh my gawd, I love these german-chocolate-cake-breakfast-bars!!!! they look so good!!!! German chocolate cake is one of my faves!!! and thank you for the visit!

  • Reply Farrah January 14, 2016 at 12:23 am

    This looks amazing! :D! It’s basically like having dessert for breakfast! <3
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  • Reply Emma {Emma's Little Kitchen} January 14, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Yummy, what a fantastic idea! And I LOVE the short and simple ingredient list 🙂

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  • Reply Stacey January 18, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    I love dessert for breakfast!! It makes it easier get my butt out of bed, and I have the whole day to burn it off. My strange rationalization for eating treats in the morning, lol!
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  • Reply KJ | Omnomherbivore January 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Oh mann!!! These look AMAZING!!!! I can imagine the smell of these baking right now — soo good!

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  • Reply Sierra February 1, 2016 at 9:57 am

    These sound great but I’m allergic to bananas. Is there anything I could use to replace the banana? Thanks!

    • Reply Bethany And Rachel February 1, 2016 at 10:04 am

      Thanks! You could use any type of pureed fruit such as applesauce or mashed sweet potato! 🙂

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  • Reply Kathy February 6, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Am I supposed to bake the topping for 15 min and then again on top for 25?

  • Reply Ellie February 6, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    These look AMAZING! I’m so glad I found them <3 <3
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  • Reply Cailee April 1, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Oh my gosh girl!! These bars are PERFECT!! And no refined sugar?? Amazing! I love it and need them in my life! Thanks for the recipe!
    xoxo Cailee!!
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