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Grab and Go Spiced Bars recipe

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Cereals bars can contain a lot of added sugar and one bar can have up to three teaspoons of sugar. Watch out for the hidden sugars in cereal bars and always read the ingredients at the back of the product. Some examples of hidden sugars used to make cereal bars are invert sugar syrup, glucose syrup and glucose fructose syrup.

Here is my quick and simple flapjack/cereal bar recipe:

Ingredients:

½ cup of any nut smooth butter e.g. peanut butter

½ cup of mixed seeds e.g. sunflower seeds

½ cup of dried cranberries

½ cup of mixed nuts

1-2 tbspn honey

3 mashed ripe bananas

1 tspn ginger powder (optional)

½ tspn cinnamon

1 tspn vanilla extract

Method

Pre heat oven to 180 degreese celsius, set aside a greased baking tray

Melt nut butter, honey and vanilla extract on a low heat in a pan or microwave in a bowl

Add the dry ingredients in a food processor and pulse until crumble texture

Add the dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until combined

Add the mixture onto the baking tray and flatten on top (large square shape)

Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes until golden

Leave to cool, cut into squares and serve

Optional

Recipe can be adapted and can add any dried fruits or nuts

Melt some dark chocolate and drizzle onto the flapjacks as you take it out of the oven and let it set

Can use low fat spread instead of nut butter

 

Recipe by Gopika Papiah

Children’s Healthy Weight Advisor

Grab and Go Spiced bars recipe