Flavour of the Month: Get Me Out of Bed Breakfast Bars
If these breakfast bars don’t get you out of bed, I’m not sure what will!
Jess, our resident Nutritionist and Flavour of the Month fairy, has been busy cooking and rustling up some delicious recipes. Here are the most satisfying and tasty breakfast bars! They keep for several days, so you can make them in advance and then you won’t be tempted to skip breakfast.
Oats are incredibly nutritious as they are rich in antioxidants, and an excellent source of dietary fibre. These breakfast bars are great for on the go in the morning, as an afternoon snack, or a healthy addition to packed lunches and picnics. Oats are really filling and have been found to lower cholesterol levels and improve blood sugar control, which will help maintain energy levels and prevent any cravings.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 1hour
Shelf life: 5 days
1x 400g can of light condensed milk
250g jumbo rolled oats (do not use instant oats!)
140g dried cranberries
80g mixed seeds (we love using linseed, pumpkin, sunflower and sesame)
20g hemp seeds
Optional; for additional protein
80g flaked almonds
20g almond butter
1x scoop protein powder
- Preheat the oven to 110 degrees, and oil a baking tin.
- In a large pan, warm up the condensed milk.
- Mix together the cranberries, mixed seeds, hemp seeds and oats in a large bowl, and combine the heated condensed milk.
- Spread the mixture evenly into the baking tin.
- Bake for 1 hour, remove from the oven and divide into squares once cooled.
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