Having just given birth to my gorgeous baby boy I’m in need of quick, easy, healthy snacks that I can eat whilst breastfeeding. Here is my latest favourite version of a flapjacky bar. It’s also a great option as a breakfast bar and a good snack for the whole family.
Breakfast biscuits, bars and eat on the run snacks seem to be a common thing these days, but the bought versions are often high in sugar. This option is much healthier plus you can adapt it to suit your own taste. These would also be super easy for children to make but are not suitable for under 1 year olds due to the honey.
What I love about these is it literally took me 10 minutes to mix them up and then they just go into the fridge for 2 hours (or overnight), next morning, Wham, Bam, there’s your tasty bars all ready and waiting!
These bars are nutritious so you don’t have to feel compromised. Pair them with some fruit and you have a balanced, healthy breakfast/snack on the go. The oats provide a low glycaemic index base to help keep your blood sugar levels stable, the almond butter provides a little fat in a health monounsaturated form. You will be getting vitamin E from the sunflower seeds, this is an important antioxidant that plays a role in heart health and is anti-inflammatory. Magnesium from the almonds and seeds aids energy production, giving you a great boost to your day.
- 100g oats (gluten free if needed)
- 25g sunflower seeds
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 60g raisins
- 75g almond butter
- 50g honey
- Mix the oats, sunflower seeds, vanilla, cinnamon and raisins together.
- Place the almond butter and honey into a microwave safe bowl, heat for 30 seconds and stir. Heat for 10 seconds at a time until it is all melted.
- Mix the melted ingredients into the oaty mixture.
- Press into a greased and lined 20cmx20cm tin and refridgerate for 2 hours or overnight.
I would love to see/hear your pictures, comments and variations that you try out 🙂 tweet me or comment on the blog post please.