Baking- Breakfast Bars

As a busy mum breakfast is one of the meals which I can end up skipping. Sometimes there is so much to be done for example I want to head to the gym. Yet I need to drop Jess off at nursery and get back as quickly as I can in order to get some work done. I know that this is the case for a lot of people. I was finding myself grabbing things quickly which I could have with my morning coffee. Then around 10 o’clock I wanted another snack because I was not completely hungry.  A few months ago I was sent a recipe to make some breakfast bars. They are great to have a with a coffee at any time. They are so tasty even Joe was unable to stop himself consuming a number of them.

We are going to have to make some of these again one weekend because they do take an hour to bake. They are super easy to do I am sure anybody can make these breakfast bars. They would make a tasty treat after Easter instead of a chocolate bar. Of course, they are healthier and this is something which we are trying to do this year. So today I am going to share with you the recipe for these breakfast bars.

Ingredient – Makes 16

1 397ml can of condensed milk

250g rolled oats

75g shredded coconut

100g dried cranberries

125g mixed seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, sesame)

125g natural unsalted peanuts

100g dried apricots


  1. Preheat the oven to 130, then oil a 23 x 33 x 4cm baking tin.
  2. Warm the condensed milk in a large saucepan
  3. Mix all of the ingredient apart from the condensed milk. Make sure that it is very well.
  4. Add the warmed condensed milk and fold the ingredient with a spatula making sure it is evenly distributed.
  5. Spread the mixture into the tin and press down with the spatula. I will be honest I did it with my hands even thought it did become a little bit messy.
  6. Bake for one hour.
  7. After 15 minutes of cooling cut the breakfast bars into 4 pieces by 4. This will mean than you end up with 16 chunky breakfast bars.

For sure this is something which we would make again. It cost a fraction of the price of what it would have in the supermarkets. I can not wait to make them again because those breakfast bars went down a huge treat in this house. Jess was not too keen due to the peanuts. However, you could make them without.

Have you ever made your own breakfast bars?

Charlotte xxx


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