Berry Bars

Berry Bars


Berry Cereal Bars
To help with quick breakfast ideas and the in between meal hunger pangs these highly nutritious bars are quick and easy to prepare. I’ve tried several recipes for cereal bars and have found them dry and brittle and not wishing to be revisited. Now, it could have been my particular cooking skills that interrupted the texture and flavour, as I’m only just gathering confidence in the sweet baking department. My family are brutally honest with me when it comes to rating my baking and I rely heavily upon their input. Rather than having to endure it again they tell me the truth. Not to say it doesn’t hurt sometimes. They do however enjoy this one. The bars are light and moist and most importantly provide a healthy snack to get them through to the next meal. The walnuts provide a source of Vitamin E, the oats and cinnamon are great for steady blood sugar levels and the berries and seeds are a great source of fibre. Super foodboost!
Ingredients:
100 gms butter plus a little extra for greasing
200 gms porridge oats
50 gms sunflower seeds
50 gms milled flaxseeds
50 gms sesame seeds
50 gms chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons honey
100gms light muscavado sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
100 gms dried blueberries, cranberries, cherries or a mix of all.
Heat the oven to 160c/Gas 3. Butter and line the base of 18 x 25 cm tin. Mix the oats, seeds, nuts onto a large baking tray. Then place in the oven for 5-10 minutes to toast. In another large pan, warm the butter, honey and sugar stirring until the butter has melted. Add the oat mix, cinnamon and dried fruit and mix it well. Place the mixture into the tin and press it down lightly. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool and cut into bars. Should make 12 bars.