Healthy Breakfast Bar Recipe
Healthy Breakfast Bar
This recipe was inspired by my client Andrew. Andrew like many of us was fooled by clever marketing into thinking that off the shelf cereal bars are healthy and assist with weight loss. The reality is that they are high in sugar and can actually contribute to weight gain. I vowed to design my own cereal bar for Andrew that was low in sugar and packed full of healthy fats to make it filling. I surprised myself as the result was delicious!
- 2 cups of oats
- 1/4 cup of mixed dried fruit
- 1/4 cup of chia seeds
- 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup of chopped nuts (I used walnuts and pecans)
- 1/2 cup of pre sliced / flaked almonds
- 1/2 cup of dried grated coconut
- 1/2 cup of peanut butter
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil
- 1 tbsp of runny honey
- Place the coconut oil in a mug and place in the oven on a low heat until it’s melted.
- Whilst you are waiting for the coconut oil to melt mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Add the peanut butter and honey to the dry mixture and stir until it’s combined. I find a flat wooden spatula will so this best, it takes a little muscle.
- Pour in the melted coconut oil and stir well. The mixture should be ‘clumpy’.
- Grease a baking tray with coconut oil and scoop in the mixture, compacting it down until it’s flat. Leave this to set in the fridge for 2 hours.
- Once it’s set it is ready to cut into bite size bars that should last you for over a weeks worth of breakfasts.