Over at Meal Makeover Mums they’ve posted a great recipe for ‘Grab-and-Go Breakfast Bars,’ which they describe as a makeover for store-bought granola bars. I recently tried this recipe out, and they taste great – very moist, and a little bit chewy!
If you’re a bit stuck for healthy snack ideas for you and your family, why not give this healthy granola bar recipe a try?
Grab-and-Go Breakfast Bars
Makes 16 bars
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 1 cup shredded wheat cereal
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 1/2 cups dried fruit (we use a combination of dried apricots, dried plums, and dried cranberries)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 large omega-3 eggs
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly oil or coat an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
2. Place the oats, shredded wheat, walnuts, dried fruit, cinnamon, and salt in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is finely chopped (the dried fruit will be the size of a dried pea or lentil).
3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, honey, and vanilla. Add the oatmeal mixture and chocolate chips and stir to combine.
4. Transfer to the baking pan and flatten down gently with the back of a spoon or spatula to spread evenly.
5. Bake about 18 minutes until the edges turn golden brown and the bars are done. Let bars cool completely in pan before slicing and serving.
Nutritional information per serving:
150 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated, 0.7g omega-3), 85mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 3g protein.
The bars freeze really well, so if you do have any leftovers, wrap them in individual portions in plastic bags, and pop in your freezer for a handy snack at a later date.