Breakfast Bars

It’s not always easy to start your day with something nutritious.   As a rule, I do not like to buy power bars, granola bars, etc.  I prefer to make my own, and it really takes no time at all.  Make a big batch and keep them in the refrigerator.  I usually have a couple pre or post workout; great to pack on a hike; they are in the car for quick snacking; and in between meals, one bar is just the perfect portion.

Here’s a new breakast bar I slapped together.  Give it a whirl and tell me what you think!

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Dry Ingredients:
1 c large flake oats
1 c rolled oats
1/2 c toasted slivered almonds
1/2 c raw pumpkin seeds, toasted  OR  1/4 c black sesame and 1/4 c sesame seeds (pictured)
2 T flaxseed, whole for texture, or ground
2 c puffed cereal (I used rice)
2/3 c unsulphured dried apricots, chopped into small pieces
2/3 c raisins (I prefer Sultanas)  OR  cacao nibs
1 T cinnamon
Pinch salt, optional

Liquid Ingredients:
2/3 c raw almond butter
1/2 c raw honey
1 t vanilla extract

Toss dry ingredients into a large stainless steel bowl.

Combine almond butter, raw honey, and vanilla extract into a small pot and warm on medium heat, stirring frequently. When small bubbles form, the mixture is ready.

Remove from heat and immediately pour over the dry ingredients and quickly stir to moisten.  Press into moulds or press into a pan and place into refrigerator for about an hour.  Cut into bars.

I used my moulds for this and ended up making 60 bars.

Note:
I wasn’t kidding when I said stir to moisten quickly.  The puffed rice absorbed the liquid very quickly.  If you don’t move fast enough, the bars will not stick.

What is your favourite breakfast bar?

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