Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Breakfast Bars

This is an incredibly delicious, healthy, but most of all easy recipe that I use all the time. It is adaptable to an endless combination of flavors too! I throw in whatever I happen to have on hand. The main component is the honey-peanut butter to bind it together and a cereal as a base so don't stress if you don't have anything else lying around. I've had great success with puffed grains as a base but I've also used Life and Cheerio type cereals too.


Breakfast Bars

1/2 cup honey
1 cup peanut butter
1-2 cups cereal
2 tbsp flax seeds
2 tbsp wheat germ
Optional additions: nuts, dried fruit, coconut, chocolate chips


In a small sauce pan melt together the honey and peanut butter until smooth. Combine all other ingredients in a large bowl and toss until well combined. Pour peanut butter mixture over and stir until everything is well coated. Press into an 8x11 inch pan and cool completely before cutting.

3 comments:

madelyn said...

I am not big on peanuts, my husband loves them in his granola & stuff but I was wondering if just honey would hold a breakfast bar together?? Is there anything else besides like, Karo syrup?

jenny mae. said...

Hmm good question. are there any kind of nut butters you like? i've never tried karo syrup as a binder.

madelyn said...

oo that is a great idea, totally didn't think of that; I like almond butter pretty good! and yes, karo syrup is the ultimate for any bar that isn't binding well, but I was looking for something a little more natural I guess?
~thanks
ps) I tried your granola recipe but had to substitute some stuff like macadamia nuts in place of almond slivers but it was yummy and I'm hooked now; plus my friend just GAVE me her vaccuum sealer with a roll of bags and a whole dehydrator too which I had been wanting because we have a garden too!