Dee’s Vegan Breakfast Energy Bars

30 Apr

Do you not have time to prepare breakfast in the morning or do you prefer to wait a while until you feel hungry?  Do you need something to give your children running out the door or do you eat on the go?  If so,i these breakfast bars are perfect for you, they take 25 mins to bake and breakfast is sorted for the week! Easier to eat on the go than oatmeal too!

These breakfast bars are ideal and so easy to make.  The bars you see on sale in shops can be FULL of butter, sugar,  artificial additives, sweeteners and all sorts of weird ingredients, it’s so much easier, healthier and cheaper to make your own, and I’ll bet you have most of the ingredients already in your cupboard!.

Ingredients

300g or porridge oats (handy tip pour all the  dry oats into the baking tray/ovenable dish you wish to use if the oats don’f ill the tray add in some more, I like to use the Organic ones)

50g honey (or agave nectar if vegan)

2 tbsp olive oil

50 g chopped prunes

2tbsp raisins

Bag of unsalted mixed nuts (170g) crush these before use

1 bag of mixed seeds (I like to use Helen’s Linseed Crunch from Aldi) use half a bag

1tbsp raw cacao nibs

200ml water

1 tbsp flour (plain flour or rice flour if coeliac)

Method:

Mix all the dry ingredients in a big bow.  Melt the honey and oil together in a small pan, add to the dry ingredients.  Add the water and lastly the flour and mix well.  Line a baking tin/oven-proof dish with foil and lightly oil.  Press the mix in well and flatten.  Cook at 160 for about 20 mins until brown and firm to touch.  Remove from oven, place on a wire rack to cool, remove the tinfoil and slice into bars.  This recipe makes 12 large bars of 24 smaller ones.

If you use linseeds you may wish to grind them first if you have digestive issues.  If you are not used to eating seeds you may wish to increase your water intake as seeds like linseeds absorp water, this helps your digestion too : )

Enjoy!  Experiment by adding frozen raspberries, dried cranberries whatever you fancy!  Dee xx

Store in an airtight container and these should last the week!

Dee's Breakfast Energy Bars

Dee’s Breakfast Energy Bars

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