Orange Chia Seed Bars

You’ll love these Orange Chia Seed Bars They’re perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Plus, they’re low carb, gluten free, and dairy free!

So the craziest thing happened to me. Not craziest, just unexpected/fun/omg kinda thing. On Monday I got an email halfway through the day. It was an invite to a food tasting with Gwyneth Paltrow that night. Um, I HAD to go.

Orange Chia Seed Bars

I was very clearly a last minute invite (didn’t care) and my “might meet Gwyneth Paltrow” outfit was not in any corner of my brain and DEFINITELY not in my closet (thanks to Lisa for helping me pick something out). Nevertheless I made something work and I went. 

Goop just opened a new test kitchen and the guys from SweetGreen were opening up a new location in the same area, so they got together to celebrate. Aand somehow someone invited me. It was such a cool night, even though I didn’t know anyone, I got to see Gwyneth Paltrow with my eyeballs and that was pretty cool. 

Orange Chia Seed Bars

They had an amazing chef and it’s always fun to see the flavors and combinations other people come up with. Anyway, it was a fun time and I want to give a huge shoutout to Jaryd for insisting I go, nudging me out of my comfort zone, and wrangling the kids so I could enjoy the night.

But now, on to the yummy stuff! These are good these are good these are really REALLY good, you guys. I dreamed these babies up and they far exceeded my expectations. AND! I’m happy to report that every single member of my little family gobbled these babies up and asked for seconds. They’re so delicious and perfect for dessert OR breakfast in my opinion 🙂

Orange Chia Seed Bars

So let’s make some Orange Chia Seed Bars!!

First, zest the orange into a small bowl and set aside. Then, cut your orange in half and juice it. 

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, agave nectar, and orange juice. Add the almond flour, chia seeds, baking powder, and sea salt. This is one of the only times I prefer using black chia seeds because they really stand out and give off that “poppy” feel. Any chia seeds work, but black ones are more aesthetically pleasing for this dish. 

Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper and spread the batter out evenly on the bottom. Bake for 20 minutes and then check on it. If the top needs to get more golden, keep it in for another 2 – 5 minutes. Remove the bars from the oven and allow to cool while you make the glaze. 

Orange Chia Seed Bars

In a small bowl, whisk together the warmed/room temp coconut oilagave nectar, and orange zest. 

Pull the edges of the parchment paper to remove the bars from the pan. Cut into them and drizzle with the glaze. If you want the glaze to harden, wait until the bars are completely cool before drizzling and then pop them in the fridge for 2 minutes after the drizzle 🙂

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Orange Chia Seed Bars

  • Author: Lindsay// The Toasted Pine Nut
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 22
  • Total Time: 32

Description

You’ll love these Orange Chia Seed Bars They’re perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Plus, they’re low carb, gluten free, and dairy free!


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Ingredients

  • 1 orange, zest and juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black chia seeds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, slightly warmed/room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. First, zest the orange into a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Then, cut the orange in half and juice it.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, agave nectar, and orange juice.
  5. Add the almond flour, chia seeds, baking powder, and sea salt.
  6. Whisk everything together.
  7. Line a 9×9 baking pan with parchment paper and spread the batter out evenly on the bottom.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes and then check on it. If the top needs to get more golden, keep it in for another 2 – 5 minutes.
  9. Remove the bars from the oven and allow to cool while you make the glaze.
  10. In a small bowl, whisk together the warmed coconut oil, agave nectar, and orange zest.
  11. Pull the edges of the parchment paper to remove the bars from the pan.
  12. Cut into them and drizzle with the glaze. If you want the glaze to harden, wait until the bars are completely cool before drizzling and then pop them in the fridge for 2 minutes after the drizzle 🙂


Notes

  • Per bar: Calories 208; Fat 16.2g (Sat 6.1g); Protein 6.0g; Carb 10.8g (net carbs 8g); Fiber 2.8g; Sodium 136mg

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 12

Enjoy!! xo

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