23 July 2013

On the Road Breakfast Bars



Fancy a change from your usual breakfast?
These breakfast bars are tasty, filling and yet made with really good healthy ingredients that mean they aren't packed full of the sugar and saturated fats you find in your normal breakfast bars. 
Almond butter is a brilliant thing. 
I use it in banana smoothies or on top of creamy cinnamon porridge. 
These will keep well in an air tight container for about 3-4 days.  
I made them for our road trip around Cornwall and they made an easy breakfast with a cup of tea when we crawled out of our tent. 

Ingredients:

11/2 tbsp almond butter
2tbsp coconut oil
2tbsp honey
1tsp vanilla paste
50g desiccated coconut
125g porridge oats
70g flaked almonds
60g crystallised ginger
1 dessert spoon plain flour
Sprinkle of demerara sugar

Method:


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
Measure out all your ingredients. Put the almond butter, coconut oil, honey and vanilla in a medium-sized saucepan over a low heat. 





Once the ingredients have melted and combined, add the oats, coconut, flaked almonds, flour and finely chopped crystallised ginger to the pan. Stir thoroughly until all the ingredients are fully combined. Add a little extra honey if the mixture appears a little dry.



Spoon and even out the mixture into a greased and lined square baking tin and bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.


Remove from the oven and allow to cool and set in the tin. Once cool remove from the tin and cut into long bars using a sharp knife.










12 comments:

  1. These bars look great, I love the idea of a bar that you can just grab and go!

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    1. Thanks Pamela! I'm often in a big rush for breakfast so its great to have something healthy and filling to hand! xx

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  2. Oh my goodies, I absolutely adooore this cereal bars! I really like the fact that this one doesn't contain tons of sugar, because that's probably always the reason that holds me back from making cookies.
    I think I already told you this, but you don't know how happy I am that I found your blog! I see that the ingredients you use are the ones that I like to use too, the rather uncommon and organic foodies, nuts, cereals, quinoa, just to name a few. It's nice to find some recipes with these, so thank you a thousand times.
    And now I will leave you alone :)

    Sofie x
    http://littlegreensofie.blogspot.be/

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    1. Thanks Sofie- I try not to go for sugary things for breakfast as I find they leave me starving hungry by about 11! so these are a great sustaining breakfast. Thanks so much for your comments about my blog, I really appreciate them:) xxx

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  3. I actually saw this last night in bed, but it made me hungry looking so I closed it on my phone!
    Tasty recipe Katie!
    Lottie xxx
    beautyandacookbook.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Lottie! haha I always find myself doing that!- Pinterest is soo tempting too! xx

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  4. These would be really good for travelling, I might make them before my holiday, but for a normal breakfast I can't go without my orange juice ahaxx

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    1. oooo I love fresh orange juice for breakfast too- so refreshing! xx

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  5. They look great Katie! Where did you get the Almond butter from? X

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    1. Thank you! I found it in Waitrose but I think Tesco's also stock it now too and you can purchase it from the Health Foods UK website xxx

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  6. Looks like I need to get myself to a supermarket sharpish and get these delicious healthy ingredients :)
    x x x

    {The Lobster & Me}

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    1. mmmm definitely:) hope you enjoy them! xxx

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Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. It's really appreciated and lovely to hear some feedback. Katie x