Homemade Healthy Breakfast Bars (gluten free, wheat free).

I’m a huge fan of breakfast. If you’ve gone all night without eating then surely your body needs some food. It makes sense. It picks up your blood sugars, boosts your energy levels and wakes you up! Eating breakfast has been linked to improving your concentration levels, your memory and aids in weight loss. If you have a healthy breakfast that fills you up it should limit the need to snack on biscuits mid morning.

BUT…. we all have those mornings when we just don’t have enough time. You sleep through the alarm, you forgot to iron your top the night before, the cat is sick on the kitchen floor, the phone rings…. you know what I mean. Rather than go without breakfast try making these babies.

The oats are low in glycaemic index (fullness power), the sesame seeds provide calcium, the dried fruit is packed with iron, the nuts give protein, vitamin E and can help to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol.

Recipe:

125g oats

25g sesame seeds

50g sunflower seeds

25g linseeds

50g flaked almonds

150g chopped dried fruit (raisin, apricots, prunes for example)

1 tsp cinnamon

100g honey

60g butter

1 egg

  • Preheat the oven to Gas 3
  • Mix the dried bits together (oats, seeds, nuts, fruit, cinnamon).
  • Melt the honey and butter in the microwave on in a pan.
  • Mix it all and add the beaten egg to bind.
  • Bake in a lined and greased tin for 20-25 minutes.
Dietitian UK: Baking Breakfast Bars

Dietitian UK: Baking Breakfast Bars

  • Slice up whilst warm but leave in the tray to cool before removing.

I’d reccommend wrapped a couple in foil ready to take as you dash out the door. If you don’t eat them for breakfast then they also make a great snack.  My toddler loves them!

Dietitian UK: Breakfast Bars

Dietitian UK: Breakfast Bars

 

You can make as many variations on this as you are creative – change the fruit, the nuts, the seeds etc… let me know how you get on!

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3 Responses to “Homemade Healthy Breakfast Bars (gluten free, wheat free).”

  1. 10 January, 2013 at 14:28 #

    YUM! I am going to make these for sure!
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  2. Sophie Davis
    4 July, 2013 at 23:35 #

    On a candida/leaky gut diet anything I can substitute for honey? :-/

    • 10 July, 2013 at 20:37 #

      Some dates chopped finely or pulsed in a food processor? Sweetener or agave?

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