You wont be skipping breakfast once you’ve made these.. On the run breakfast bar recipe!

April 3rd, 2013


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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! If you don’t have time for a proper breakfast in the morning then whip up a batch of these on a Sunday and you’ll have a healthy breakfast on the go for the week ahead! They are quick and easy to make, and healthy too.

This recipe is great because its very flexible, if you don’t have sunflower seeds add pumpkin seeds, you can throw in different types of nuts, dried fruit, add some maple syrup, golden syrup or even some chocolate chips! These breakfast bars provide good sources of fibre, protein and healthy fats from the nuts and oats.

Ingredients: 

100g of butter, plus a little extra for greasing the tin

200g  porridge oats

50g sunflower seeds                                           DSC_1132

50g sesame seeds

50g roughly chopped brazil nuts

3 tbsp of honey

100g light muscavado sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

150g dried fruit, I used raisins and cranberries. Apricots, dates or prunes would also work well.

Method:

Heat your oven to 160C for fan ovens, or 140C/gas mark 3. Line a 1″ deep 18 x 25cm baking tray with grease proof paper and butter it a bit.

Mix the oats, nuts and seeds together and spread them over a roasting tin, then put them in the oven for a quick toast, about 5-10 minutes.

While your oats are toasting mix the butter, honey and sugar in a small pan and stir until the butter has melted.

In a large bowl mix the oats, nuts and seeds with the cinnamon, dried fruit and honey butter mixture until the oats are well coated.

Press mixture gently into your pre lined tin, and bake for about 30 minutes.

Cool in the tin, then chop them up into breakfast sized bars! Voila!

Once cooled, put them into an air tight container and they should keep for about a week.

yummy

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