I realise that this isn’t a Recipe post that is a “New Thing” or “Trend” in the Culinary world, but it is something that I always used to make and have been meaning to come up with a new recipe for a while now.
Today, As usual, I had some bananas that were way overripe. So instead of me putting them into a bread or muffin like I normally do, I decided to come up with a Bar of some sort. Now I say, “some sort” because, well, I am not sure If this recipe is a Flapjack or a Granola Bar? as, in my eyes, it qualifies for both!
I have to say, I am not great at eating breakfasts, especially in summer. I do get easily bored and like something that I can eat quite efficiently whilst reading my emails, doing my “To Do list” for that day AND drink my morning Coffee. I know, its bad! But I have to find something that suits me, we all do! and I feel with these bars, it will certainly keep me going for a while. Lets hope it will help others too.
Now I am no nutritional expert but I have tried to keep the recipe packed full of nutrients with the fruit, nuts and seeds. Also adding no extra sugar to the syrup.
I can’t wait to let my Fiance try these before he goes for his morning run at the weekend. He’s been trying to find that certain something that works for him as many others have their own energy fix before a run/workout. I will let you know what happens there on that note at a later date. Not forgetting aswell how great these are for Children, for breakfast or as a boost over those summer holidays!
For now, I will be trying these as my breakfast hit for the next few days…These Boost bars are moist, chewy, packed full of goodness and they’re Vegan too!
Breakfast Boost Bars:
(This mixture made 9 2″x2″ Squares)
– 100g of Soy Spread ( I used Pure Dairy Free)
– 100g of Golden Syrup
– 1 Tbsp of Raw Organic Coconut Oil ( I used Lucy Bee)
– 200g of Whole Rolled Porridge Oats
– 40g of Grated Raw Carrot
– 2 Over ripe Bananas mashed
– 40g Dried Soft Apricots
– 20g Pistachios (De- shelled)
– 40g of Dried mixed Boosting Berries (i.e Blueberries, Cranberries, Goji, Raisins, etc…)
– Sprinkling of mixed Seeds for on top (i.e Sunflower, Pumpkin, Linseed etc…)
– Preheat Oven to 170c
– Melt the Soya Spread in a Heavy bottomed pan on a low-medium heat and add the Golden Syrup to it.
– Into a small hand blender/mixer or processor blitz loosely all the dried fruit together and the pistachio nuts.
– Add the Oats to the Pan and stir coating all the mixture. Then add the Coconut oil, Bananas and grated carrot to the mixture. Stir and turn off the heat.
– Line a baking tray with baking parchment and add the mixture creating a nice rectangular even shape.
– Pop into the Oven for about 20 mins.
– After 20 minutes sprinkle over your seed mix and pop back into the oven for another 20 mins.
– Once done, take out and allow to cool before cutting into squares/slices.
If you pop these in a larder/Pantry they will keep for a good few days if kept in a sealed cake tin.