Why spend a lot of money on commercial breakfast bars, often full of sugar, when you can make your own healthy and nutritious ones? These weight-loss surgery friendly ones have wholegrain crispy cereal, oats and nuts in them and are bound together with honey and no-added sugar peanut butter. They will keep in a tin for about a week and are perfect for breakfast on the run! I shall also be handing them out at the weekend for Hallow’een – no one would guess they are a healthy treat. It should be noted, of course, that if you have a nut allergy or a problem with honey (bypass patients may) then they are not for you.
BARIATRIC BREAKFAST BARS
75g wholegrain Shreddies cereal
20g Rice Krispie multi-grain shapes cereal
65g flaked almonds 35g porridge oats
5 tbsp clear honey
150g no-added sugar peanut butter
1. In a large bowl mix the Shreddies with the Rice Krispies, almonds and oats.
2. Put the honey and peanut butter in a small pan and heat very gently until hot but not boiling. Add to the cereal mixture and mix well to combine.
3. Spoon into a 20-cm square, shallow, non-stick cake tin (spray with a little Frylight if your tin is not non-stick) and level the surface, pressing down well.
4. Allow to cool then cut into 16 squares or bars to serve.
WLS PORTION: 1
Suitable for Vegetarians
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