The most delicious beetroot savory breakfast bars

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GLUTEN-FREE, BABY LED WEANING FRIENDLY, VEGETARIAN, VEGAN OPTION GIVEN

Are you up for the most delicious beetroot savory breakfast bars? A breakfast that you can make ahead and just enjoy on a busy morning or even on the go. Beet is a controversial vegetable in our household. I love it but the rest of the family is not a huge fan of it. Through my dishes, I’m trying to expose the kids to beet’s rich flavor and those beetroot savory breakfast bars were a huge hit with both kids. Yes, you read it right! Both kids devoured them! And it is always a win that this recipe is totally baby friendly and great for baby led weaning.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED ANS SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Vegetablesbeetroot and onion. Definitely the star of the show is the beets. I love its rich taste and I wanted to shine so I didn’t cover it with lots of other vegetables.
  • Chickpeas. I soaked, boiled, and drained the chickpeas. And I measured this after the whole process. Of course, if this process is long for you, feel free to use canned chickpeas.
  • Binding agent: almond flour, oat flour, egg. I used a combination of almond flour and oat flour as I feel that this gives the best taste and texture. If you want to keep this vegan, you can substitute the egg with a flex egg and this should work just fine.
  • Cheese. I used feta cheese. If you want to keep this vegan you can substitute with nutritional yeast. I would suggest putting a little less amount though.
  • Hemp seeds. I added hemp seeds for extra Omega 3s. You can just omit or use any other nuts or seeds that you want. Just make sure that you crush them before you add them to the mixture.
  • Aromaticsparsley, oregano.

How I served it

I love to serve this family style with a trio of small sides for the family to share. We had this as breakfast, but you those delicious beetroot savory breakfast bars make a great snack or even lunch for a quick and healthy lunchbox for school or work. On the side we had a quick yogurt, cucumber and dill dip along with corn, tomatoes and cucumber flowers, cut with our beloved veggie cutter*.

TIPS AND HOW TO STORE

  1. In case those delicious beetroot savory breakfast bars survive, you can store them in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
  2. They freeze beautifully as well. You can bake them, cool them down, and store them in a freezer bag lying flat making sure that they don’t touch each other. When you are ready to enjoy them, take them out of the freezer and defrost them overnight in your fridge or in your microwave.
  3. You can enjoy those warm out of the oven or at room temperature. In both cases they are delicious.
  4. Those beetroot savory breakfast bars are not only great for a make ahead breakfast but also great for snack on the go, packed lunch for school, or a picnic.

If you enjoyed this make ahead breakfast, I’m sure that you will also enjoy those breakfast idea:

The most delicious beetroot savory breakfast bars

Recipe by Panos EatsCourse: Uncategorized
Servings

9

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 oz (170.1 grams) beetroot, boiled

  • ½ small onion (~ 2oz (56.7 grams)), diced

  • ½ cup boiled and drained chickpeas

  • ½ cup almond flour (55 gr)

  • ¼ cup oat flour

  • 3oz (85.05 grams) feta cheese, crumbled

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds

  • 1 tbsp parsley, finely chopped

  • 1 tsp oregano

  • pepper to taste

  • 1 tbsp oil (avocado, coconut or ghee)

Directions

  • Preheat your oven at 370F (187.78 degrees Celsius) and line an 8×8 inches (20.32 centimetres) sheet pan with parchment paper
  • Finely shred the boiled beetroot and place it in a strainer on top of a plate
  • Slightly press the beetroot to extract the excess liquid
  • In your blender, blend the onion, oil along with the chickpeas
  • In a mixing bowl, add the beetroot, the mixture from the blender along with the rest of the ingredients and mix to incorporate
  • Place the batter in the sheet pan and press down to level
  • Bake for 35-40 min, cut in pieces and enjoy

5 Comments

  1. When you say finely shred the beets, do you mean grate on a box grater?

    1. Yes yes on a medium sizes holes side

  2. When you say finely shred the beets, do you mean grate on a box grater? Would making a purée work?

    1. Puree will not work on this recipe, it will have too much liquid

  3. Ασημένια Δαμανάκη

    Great recipe thanks for sharing

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