Great as a healthy snack or for a quick breakfast fix, cereal bars are super convenient and versatile, and while you might find tons of options available in the market, whipping them up on your own in the kitchen is always the best (and healthiest) way to go.
They don’t require specific recipes as the general ingredients can be combined together in the way you prefer so more of one ingredient and less of another.
As long as the ingredients combine well then you have a cereal bar! If you have bananas to use they don’t work so well in cereal bars but are great in this Chocolate espresso banana bread.
And guess what? It is actually pretty easy too!
Read on to discover 5 super delicious and healthy cereal bar recipes you can try making right away!
Easy No-Bake Cereal Bars
Super easy to make, these bars need just 5 basic ingredients. Yes, you read that right!
Begin by heating the honey and almond butter in a large saucepan over low heat and then add in oats, shredded coconuts and chopped almonds (or any other nut of your choice) until the mixture is tight and combined.
Spread it out on a tray, freeze and then cut it into bars and you’re done.
Almond & Cranberry Bars
Chewy and fruity, these cereal bars might just become your next favourite.
To make these, you’ll need to blitz de-seeded dates together in a paste and combine them with some almond butter, dried cranberries, salt, shredded coconut, oat flour and flax seeds.
Spread this mixture out on a baking dish, bake for 15-20 minutes and cut into bars.
You can also make a no-bake version of these by replacing oat flour with rolled oats and chilling them instead of baking them.
Oatmeal & Raisin Bars
Thick, satisfying and with the perfect balance of sweetness and health, these oatmeal bars are another must-try.
Start by mixing together oats, flour, a bit of kosher salt, cinnamon powder and baking powder in a large bowl.
Now add a single mashed banana, some maple syrup for sweetness and raisins.
Mix well and spread this mixture onto a greased baking tray. Bake until the bars are firm and golden brown.
Quick Strawberry Bars
Packed with the goodness and citrusy flavour of strawberries, these bars are another excellent healthy treat to try making!
All you need to do is combine the dry ingredients (oats, chopped almonds, coconut flour, salt and cinnamon powder) with the wet ingredients (chopped freeze-dried strawberries, mini chocolate chips, slightly warmed coconut oil, almond butter and vanilla essence) until you get a uniform mixture.
Bake this for 20-25 minutes and that’s it.
Chewy Peanut Butter Cereal Bars
Try making these chewy bars and you’ll love how easy and delicious they are!
To make these, you’ll need to heat some coconut oil, peanut butter, salt and vanilla extract on low heat until the mixture thickens a bit.
Then, you can add your choice of ingredients- oats, flour, chopped almonds or peanuts, grated coconut and chocolate chips and cook for a few minutes.
Transfer this mixture to a baking tray, bake until crisp and they’re ready.
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