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
- Preheat the oven to 130, then oil a 23 x 33 x 4cm baking tin.
- Warm the condensed milk in a large saucepan
- Mix all of the ingredient apart from the condensed milk. Make sure that it is very well.
- Add the warmed condensed milk and fold the ingredient with a spatula making sure it is evenly distributed.
- 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.
- Bake for one hour.
- 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?