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Frozen Yogurt Breakfast Bars

2 hr + 10 min

Snack

Breakfast

Make-ahead

No-bake

Freezer-friendly

10 ingredients or less

A way to eat yogurt with one hand! These bars have a subtle sweetness and are rather filling thanks to the almond butter, oats, and yogurt.

Servings

Total

2 hr + 10 min

Prep

10 min

Freeze

2 hr

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Ingredients

  • 1½ cups (360 mL)
    unsweetened soy yogurt
  • 1 cup (150 g)
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Directions

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  1. In a food processor, blend the dates until smooth.
  2. Add the oats, almond butter, ground flaxseed, and cinnamon. Blend again until well combined, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.
  3. Transfer the mix to an 11 x 7 inch (18 x 28cm) parchment-lined baking dish and press firmly into the base of the dish.
  4. Top with the yogurt and spread out evenly.
  5. Dot the yogurt with the stewed berries and use a butter knife to swirl.
  6. Place into the freezer and let freeze for 1 - 2 hours, or until the bars are solid enough to cut.
  7. When removed from the freezer, cut into squares or bars of the desired size.
  8. Let thaw for 3 - 5 minutes before enjoying.

Storage

  • Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 weeks, with parchment paper between cut slices of the bars to prevent them from sticking to each other.

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Linda - Oct. 16, 2021, 4:54 p.m.

These are so easy to make and great to have ready made for mornings when you're a bit short on time. Lovely with a cup of tea. Have enjoyed as an afternoon snack as well as a breakfast. Another hit with the kids too who enjoyed helping to make this one.

PUL Team - Oct. 17, 2021, 2:32 a.m.

So nice the little ones could get involved! Thank you for sharing your experience with this one, Linda ✨


Lisa - Sept. 25, 2021, 6:54 a.m.

The frozen breakfast bars and granola are now a staple for us. The breakfast bars are perfect for teenagers to grab and go:)

PUL Team - Sept. 26, 2021, 1:48 a.m.

So happy the bars are being enjoyed, Lisa!


Shabnam - Sept. 24, 2021, 3:44 p.m.

I'm new here and I just wanted to say that your cookie policy is pretty fair, so thank you for living out the authentic values you promote. Daste dart nakoneh!

Regarding the recipe: It's really good!! I do eat dairy, my partner doesn't. We bake this with half the pan with dairy yoghurt and the other half with plant yoghurt and both sides are delicious! We've tried it with some honey and then it's through the roof. Thanks for sharing!


Kathleen - Sept. 15, 2021, 2:34 p.m.

These yogurt bars are my new favorite breakfast. I just made my second batch in one week lol. They are just so tasty and yummy. Such a wonderful sweetness that I feel good about eating.

PUL Team - Sept. 15, 2021, 5:10 p.m.

Aw we appreciate this so much, Kathleen, enjoy the breakfast bars 😃


Clare - Sept. 3, 2021, 9:04 a.m.

Wow! I can definitely see why this is one of PULs most popular recipes! These are amazing!


Amanda - Aug. 18, 2021, 6:33 p.m.

Super happy with how these turned out!! I didn't have dates at home, so I used a combination of dried apricots and raisins instead and it worked really well :) The sweetness from the dried fruit together with the salty flavour from the peanutbutter made these bars really tasty, and altogether it was a great combination!
Will definitely make these again, looking forward to more lovely recipes!😊

PUL Team - Aug. 19, 2021, 8:26 p.m.

Aw we're so glad you enjoyed the bars, Amanda! Happy cooking 🤗


Theresa - Aug. 17, 2021, 8:13 a.m.

I really wish I could give these 10 stars. 5 just isn’t enough! These were such a hit with absolutely everyone in the family and my entire stock in the freezer disappeared in 2 days. Teamed up with a bowl of fresh fruit, these are our new must-have morning meal.

PUL Team - Aug. 18, 2021, 6:30 a.m.

Love this one with fruit! So happy you're enjoying the recipe, Theresa :)


Nimisha - Aug. 11, 2021, 11:26 p.m.

Hey Sadia, I am so eager to try this recipe but I am unable to find Medjool dates, Can I use any other variety of dates or date paste/syrup. If yes what amount of syrup/paste should I use and what variety of dates can I Swap this for.
Thanks.

PUL Team - Aug. 12, 2021, 2:08 a.m.

Hey there, Nimisha! Feel free to use whatever dates are the most accessible to you 😊 We prefer Medjool dates as they're generally a bit bigger and chewier than the more firm and smaller dates available to us. You may find it helpful to add a few more dates to the mixture if it's not as sticky as desired or some syrup if needed.

We haven't tested out the recipe with date pate or syrup in place of the dates so we can't say with certainty. Perhaps starting with a 1/2 cup and increasing based on the texture and stickiness is one idea. We hope you enjoy the bars if you give them a try 🌻


Liz Congo - Aug. 11, 2021, 6:34 p.m.

We make this one ALL. THE. TIME. It's such an easy go-to for snacks or breakfast on the go. The yogurt does take a little while to thaw, but it's worth the wait. It's easy to mix it up with different fruit as well.


Autumn - Aug. 11, 2021, 12:27 a.m.

These are so good!!!! I used half peanut butter and half almond butter in the base and it was so yummy. I used a cashew/coconut milk yogurt and freezing turned the yogurt very icy and had to eat even after thawing a bit, I will probably experiment with different yogurt brands in the future! Nevertheless this is phenomenal, super easy and yummy recipe to make, would high recommend :-)

PUL Team - Aug. 11, 2021, 3 a.m.

Thanks for sharing your experience with this one, Autumn! Using a higher fat yogurt may help with top be creamier with less ice. We usually use the Albert Heijn brand (ah.nl/producten/product/wi407960/ah-plantaardig-variatie-op-yoghurt-kokos) if it helps 😀


Saine - Aug. 8, 2021, 1:57 a.m.

Have made these bars multiple times and can't fault them! So good :)!!


Leah - July 25, 2021, 4:22 p.m.

Is it recommended to make these with an unsweetened yoghurt or sweetened? Or maybe add some maple syrup to the yoghurt before using? I know it might be a preference thing but I’m curious what the original recipe uses? Thanks!

PUL Team - July 27, 2021, 2:10 a.m.

Hey there, Leah, thanks for the question! We opt for unsweetened, but you could naturally sweeten your yogurt or used a sweetened one if desired 🙂

Leah - July 27, 2021, 8:32 p.m.

Thank you! I realized after I asked the question that the instructions say unsweetened. I mixed in some maple syrup to the unsweetened yoghurt and it was delicious!


Armine - July 25, 2021, 1:12 p.m.

I tried it, I didn't have a food processor, so I used a pretty old hand blender and it worked. I could feel the peanut butter kinda a lot, but I think it was because of the blender, but with the top part it tasted pretty nice, the two are nice combination. I like it's like ice cream and nice for summer and of course healthy. : )


Jenni H. - July 25, 2021, 4:30 a.m.

These are so good and is the most indulgent way to start a morning. Perfect for a grab and go breakfast during the summer months, too. (And if you need to cheat and use jam to swirl in there, that's okay too.)

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 11:06 p.m.

Mmm love the idea to use jam, Jenni, thanks for the tip!


Melisa - July 24, 2021, 8:03 p.m.

Loved this recipe so much that I have made it several times. It's the best breakfast on any summer day 😊


Carrie - July 24, 2021, 6:33 p.m.

I've been obsessed with these breakfast bars over the last 2 summers - soo good! Super quick and easy to make, and they taste amazing 😍

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 12:15 a.m.

So happy to hear, Carrie, thank you for the review!


Amaara - July 24, 2021, 6:32 p.m.

Absolutely delicious


Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - July 24, 2021, 5:01 p.m.

Very delicious and fresh during these warm summer days. I really recommend having this bar and a tiny fruit salad (e.g. mango, cantaloupe melon, and strawberries) for breakfast: I was so satisfied afterwards😊
I think it’s great that the bars hold together so well despite that bottom isn’t baked. And how you can vary the topping!! I agree that the yoghurt becomes too icy, but I believe it’s a matter of preparation before eating. I’ll try to remove the bar earlier from the freezer next time. And I’ll use a spoon or fork in the future: the bottom is solid but becomes fudge-like when it has completely thawed (don’t want to have sticky fingers 🤣)

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 9:53 p.m.

We're so glad the breakfast bars have been enjoyed, Louise! Eating them shortly after removing them from the freezer may also help 😊


R.V. - July 23, 2021, 5:15 a.m.

These are absolutely delicious! I used the superseed nut butter in this recipe for even more nutrition 😊. I also blended a mango instead of using stewed berries (cause it's mango season right now :D), and then I put some blueberries on top. I also added some unsweetened cocoa powder along with the cinnamon, and it turned out great! This is an amazing treat to have, especially during the hot and humid summer months!

Louise Magnusson🇸🇪 - July 24, 2021, 10:52 a.m.

Wow I love your combination! Chocolate and mango go so well together. Maybe chocolate and peaches or apricots could work as well🤔

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 6:51 a.m.

Oooo we love these ideas too, R.V! Thanks so much for taking the time to share 😃


Rayna - July 23, 2021, 1:14 a.m.

Through this pandemic time, i had lots of time to try lots of these recipes! These were perfect because i could leave them in freezer and pull one or 2 out when I was ready to eat! Toddler approved as well!!

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 2:29 a.m.

We're so happy to hear you and your little one are enjoying them, Rayna!


Claire - July 20, 2021, 1:42 a.m.

These are absolutely delicious, decadent (they remind me of cheesecake!) and so refreshing to eat during the hot weather we are currently experiencing. I have a nut allergy, so substituted tahini for nut butter, and I stewed some home grown red gooseberries for the topping.

PUL Team - July 20, 2021, 3:40 p.m.

Mmm tahini and homegrown berries are great subs! So happy you're enjoying the bars, Claire 🥳


Dee - July 16, 2021, 11:33 a.m.

I replaced the flax seeds with chia seeds which was good. I really like the oatmeal-date base for this, the texture's great the dates really do make it wonderful. :) I'm diabetic so was looking for a sugar free option, I should've checked my blood sugar after eating it but I'm just going to assume the fiber made up for any sugar spike :D

I'm not vegan so I used normal greek yoghurt mixed with soy milk which came out a bit icy but I'm definitely going to try it again next time and use pure greek yoghurt to see if it helps with the texture/reduce iciness.

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 2:22 a.m.

So glad you enjoyed this one, Dee! Do let us know how it goes with the Greek styled yogurt :)

Dee - July 19, 2021, 5:46 a.m.

Hi!

My friend just harvested some mangos (we're frm Indonesia so shout out to Robin! 👋🏾) so i ended up pureeing the greek yoghurt with mango and some coconut cream 🤣

I think the coconut cream to our added extra richness to the mango yoghurt which was nice.

I topped it with sliced frozen mangos. Yum yum.. wld recommend

PUL Team - July 20, 2021, 5:27 a.m.

Ooo that's super interesting, Dee, thanks a bunch for following up! Super helpful to know 😃


May - July 15, 2021, 7:54 p.m.

I love baking and cooking with my mom and we made these breakfast bars and they were really good! We didn't have coconut yogurt so we just used regular yogurt and it turned out just as well!😊💗We also replaced flaxseeds with hemp seeds.

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 2:08 a.m.

So glad you were able to make this one with your mom, May!


Carin - July 14, 2021, 3:03 p.m.

Smashed the dates with a fork, but absolutely worth it 🥰


Miriam - July 13, 2021, 6:49 p.m.

I've used this recipe for at least 8 times already and am definitely going to continue to use it. I just absolutely love the taste and how easy it is in the mornings. I love eating healthy and nutritious with recipes like these because I actually enjoy eating them!!

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 12:52 a.m.

Super happy you're enjoying this one, Miriam, thank you for sharing 😃


Maria - July 13, 2021, 1:13 p.m.

I'm a college student and these are a life saver for a breakfast on the walk to class! I think these are so tasty! I used a larger pan, so I actually ended up doubling the base to make sure it was fully covered! Easy and filling and so fresh :) For the yogurt, I used the So Delicious vegan yogurt, which is my favorite, if anyone wants a recommendation for a good vegan yogurt

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 12:22 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Maria, you're incredible! All the best with your studies ✨🤓


Nahieli - July 12, 2021, 10:47 a.m.

I just made this recipe a couple of days ago, and I absolutely loved it. These bars are delicious and refreshing. I do not eat them as a breakfast, but they are just great for a refreshing and nourishing snack in summer.

PUL Team - July 16, 2021, 6:14 a.m.

Mmm a delicious snack! So glad you're enjoying the recipe, Nahieli 🌻


Tiril - July 11, 2021, 2:15 p.m.

I think I just picked the wrong vegan yoghurt, because the taste was off. So pick wisely my friends! Also if they stay in the freezer for too many days they tasted icey and watery when I defrosted them, but love them the first couple of days:)

PUL Team - July 12, 2021, 7:24 a.m.

Hey there, Tiril, thanks for the honest review! It can definitely be tricky to find a good plant-based yogurt. We usually use the Albert Heijn brand (ah.nl/producten/product/wi407960/ah-plantaardig-variatie-op-yoghurt-kokos). Not sure where in the world home is for you, but if you get a chance to give it a try, we think it's great 😀

Tiril - July 22, 2021, 6:37 p.m.

Currently Norway, but I’m actually moving to the Netherlands next month and will definitely give Albert Heinz a go! Are there any other Dutch, plant-based brands you would recommend?

PUL Team - July 24, 2021, 2:04 a.m.

Hey Tiril, sure thing: Alpro is a great one, and they have a large variety of different types and flavours of plant0based yogurts. Albert Heijn also has a few great house-branded yogurts - the coconut yogurt being my favourite. I hope this helps for now and wishing you a safe and happy move! 🇳🇱


Lorraine - July 10, 2021, 1:14 p.m.

J'en ai toujours au congélateur, tellement facile pour les matins pressés !


Katherine Broberg - July 9, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

These were berry tasty 😋 but they had a hard time staying together.

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 2:51 a.m.

Thank you for the honest feedback, Katherine! We'd recommend ensuring the base is firmly packed down (such as being pressed down into a pan with the back of a spoon) to help it stick together better 😊


Viktoriia - July 9, 2021, 11:54 a.m.

These are absolutely delicious! I have a tiny freezer which is painful and I can't do them often, but it is such a treat especially for the hot season! And it is so straightforward and easy to make which is always a plus! These bars only have one minus, it is very hard to stop eating them :D

PUL Team - July 14, 2021, 3:49 p.m.

So glad you're enjoying the breakfast bars, Viktoriia! Thank you for sharing your review 🤗


Nadia S - July 9, 2021, 3:31 a.m.

These tasted as gorgeous as they looked! Perfect for timeoat during the summer😊


Waffles - July 9, 2021, 1:02 a.m.

I’m pretty sure you have mentioned this before but I would like to make sure before I start, a food processor is not necessary correct? I only have an old fashioned blender.
I want to make this recipe and couple others I have seen your channel.

PUL Team - July 12, 2021, 7:20 a.m.

Thanks for the question, Waffles! It's indeed possible, although we'd suggest buying dates that are super soft so they can be mashed together well with a fork or more easily with a high-powered blender. You could then mix the oats, nut butter, flaxseeds, and cinnamon until combined. If you do try it out of your blender, we'd also suggest opting to manually mix if any unusual noises or smells occur to ensure your blender doesn't break 🤗


Lana R - July 8, 2021, 7:49 p.m.

I stepped out of my comfort zone with this one during the summer last year. I didn’t go crazy for it, but that’s only because I’m not much of a yogurt fan, and I don’t like things too tart. LOL 😅 No idea why I chose the tartiest-yogurtest thing on this site, but I did because it looked so good in the YouTube video! I’m giving it 5 stars, because if this is up your alley, you’re going to fall in love.

PUL Team - July 10, 2021, 9:25 p.m.

Thanks for the review, Lana - Indeed we recommend this one for those who enjoy yogurt 😃


Mackenzie B. - July 8, 2021, 7:48 p.m.

I made a whole pan of this and brought it to work to snack throughout the week, and truthfully I had to keep my team members hand's out of it! It is such a delicious and addicting snack. 😂


Taylor - July 8, 2021, 7:45 p.m.

Absolutely loved making these, it was my first vegan recipe I’ve ever tried, and I highly recommend! Also, as a strongman you can add a lot of protein to this without changing the taste pretty easily.

PUL Team - July 10, 2021, 8:17 p.m.

Ooo we're so grateful a PUL recipe was one of your first plant-based recipes! Thank you for sharing, Taylor 🤗


Mady - July 8, 2021, 6:33 p.m.

This is the recipe I look forward to making every spring and summer, when the weather gets warmer. They are so tasty, sustain me until lunch, and are easy on the eyes :)

PUL Team - July 10, 2021, 3:26 p.m.

Thanks for taking the time to share the wonderful review, Mady 😊


Carolina Díaz - July 8, 2021, 6:23 p.m.

I made them once and have not stopped making them since!! Abolsutely delicious


Bay - July 8, 2021, 6:02 p.m.

I tried this recipe for the first time, and it was so amazing. I usually am a savory breakfast person, but I wanted to go out of my comfort zone a little bit, and fruit and yogurt is another favorite of mine. These are perfect, and they hold up quite nicely with the nut butter and dates. I certainly enjoyed them, and would definitely make again! (Also I did not have a food processor to mix up the granola base, but I just used a wooden spoon, chopped the dates really fine with a knife, and a bit of love with my hands and it worked out just fine.)

PUL Team - July 10, 2021, 3 p.m.

What a labour of love, Bay! We're so thrilled you tried the bars and they were enjoyed 😃


Jess - July 8, 2021, 5:34 p.m.

I made a batch of these and LOVED them, it gave me something tasty and healthy to grab for breakfast and I never got tired of them! I would love to make another batch however I find that dates and most other dried fruits are pretty hard on my stomach. They are pretty integral to this recipie but does anyone have any substitution thoughts?

PUL Team - July 9, 2021, 8:23 p.m.

Hey there, Jess! Thank you for the lovely review 🤩 Substituting dried fruit may indeed be a bit tricky, perhaps experimenting with some syrup and nut butter may be an idea! Let us know how it goes if you give it a try or find something that works well 🙂


Maria - June 28, 2021, 10:37 p.m.

Is it possible to make these without a food processor?

PUL Team - June 29, 2021, 2:53 a.m.

Hi Maria, thank you for the question! It's indeed possible, although will take a fair bit of extra work. We'd recommend buying dates that are super soft so they can be mashed together well with a fork, and then mixing the oats, nut butter, flaxseeds, and cinnamon very well until combined. It will be a labour of love and we hope if you give it a try the recipe is enjoyed ✨


Jessica - June 24, 2021, 4:44 p.m.

These are DELICIOUS! I love them, both as a quick breakfast and as a snack. Will make again. :)


Kirtland - June 17, 2021, 3:16 a.m.

Thank you for this recipe! Absolutely perfect for a quick breakfast during this heat wave! I made a few changes that I wanted to share so that others can know how versatile this recipe is. 1. I didn’t have dates so I used raisins and dried cherries that I had. I mixed them in my food processor with a bit of water and then mixed them into the nut butter. 2. I used peanut butter instead of almond butter because it’s cheaper (and I love it). 3. I make my own tofu “soy yogurt” that I put on top of this instead of the store-bought yogurt. Blend/process one block of firm tofu with the juice of one lemon and 2 cups of frozen fruit (I used strawberries). It turns into a smooth and creamy yogurt that is higher in protein and free of added sugar. The bars turned out lovely! I froze them in a 10”x12” glass baking dish and cut them into 8 bars. Can’t wait for breakfast this week! :)

PUL Team - June 18, 2021, 2:18 a.m.

Wow, such lovely modifications to the recipe, Kirtland! You sound like an incredible cook and seem very creative in the kitchen 😃 Thank you so much for the review and for sharing your experience with the bars!


Archu - June 16, 2021, 11:18 a.m.

Hey, I want to try out this dish and I was wondering if I really need to use a baking dish. Can I just use a glass container instead?

Kirtland - June 17, 2021, 3:19 a.m.

I think that will work just fine! Just make sure not to put the glass container on heat directly after. Glass baking dishes are meant to withstand higher hot/cold fluctuations so a regular glass container may crack if it’s frozen and then heated directly after. Once you remove the bars from the frozen container just leave it to thaw out before putting it in hot water or anything like that. Alternatively a plastic or metal container would work just as well!

PUL Team - June 17, 2021, 3:40 p.m.

Thank you for the question, Archu, and for the lovely response, Kirtland! We agree that you can use glass if being careful about how fast the glass changes temperature 🙂 Some containers may have instructions not to freeze them on the bottom though which may be one thing to look out for just incase 🌻


Vanshika - June 16, 2021, 7:59 a.m.

So good 😌
I tried this recipe and now it’s one of my favourite recipe.


Bethan - June 13, 2021, 6:57 p.m.

Hi PUL! I love these bars, perfect for summer, but I’m finding them a little bit “icy” even after letting thaw for up to 20 mins. Is there a way I can make the yoghurt top a little bit creamier and less like ice? I used Alpro coconut yoghurt - I wonder if something with a higher fat content might work better? Would love any advice - thank you as always for your amazing work!

PUL Team - June 14, 2021, 6:08 a.m.

Hi Bethan, that's a great question! Using an air-tight container and storing the bars in a less cold area of the freezer can help prevent the bars from getting too icy. Using a higher fat yogurt or Greek-styled yogurt would also give a creamier mouthfeel as well ☺️


Kathrin - June 13, 2021, 8:01 a.m.

I will try this soon! Could I substitute the almond butter for peanut butter or cashew butter?

PUL Team - June 13, 2021, 5:42 p.m.

Thanks for the question, Kathrin! You totally can 🙂 Feel free to use whichever nut or seed butter you have access to and enjoy!


Cris S - June 5, 2021, 5:09 p.m.

I made this and had it as a dessert! It got ice-needles in it but if left to thaw a while it was good! I think it would please ice-cream lovers though!

PUL Team - June 5, 2021, 11:30 p.m.

Hi Cris! Using an air-tight container can help prevent the bars from getting ice needles in case one wasn't used. Indeed leaving the bars out for 5 minutes is a great idea to help them thaw as well. So glad you enjoyed the bars regardless 🤗


Tikvah Tijhof - May 30, 2021, 5:45 p.m.

I’d love to try this recipe! What size baking dish are you using?

PUL Team - June 3, 2021, 9:52 a.m.

Hey Tikvah - great question, our baking dish was 11 x 7 inches (18 x 28 cm). Thanks for letting us know, we've now updated the directions with this information 🤓 But the baking dish size is definitely flexible, if yours is a bit larger or smaller the bars should still work out great 😊


Yogurt bars lover - April 26, 2021, 7:45 a.m.

These have been my most favorite of all the sweet snacks I have tried so far! Truly amazing. I think I have a problem now, I cannot stop eating them, literally!

PUL Team - April 27, 2021, 5:14 a.m.

What a compliment! The yogurt bars are definitely one of our favourites too 😍


Alexandra - April 19, 2021, 9:19 p.m.

Amazing! Love them especially on a summer morning ❤️

PUL Team - April 20, 2021, 5:49 a.m.

Thank you for the review, Alexandra! 🙂


Sara - April 17, 2021, 3:10 p.m.

Easy and delicious recipe that my whole family enjoys ☺️

PUL Team - April 19, 2021, 2:58 a.m.

So happy your family is enjoying this one, Sara!