Saturday, October 15, 2016

No-Bake Breakfast Bars

Are you in search for a grab and go breakfast idea that is nutritious too?  Here is an easy recipe packed full of nutrition that takes minutes to make.

No-Bake Breakfast Bars

1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened puffed rice cereal
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup unsalted roasted peanuts
1/2 cup unsalted shelled sunflower seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds
3/4 cup unsalted peanut butter
1/2 cup mild honey
1 tsp vanilla extract

Line a 7x11 or 9x9-inch baking dish with aluminum foil, leaving a 1-inch overhang along each long side.  Mix 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats, 1 cup unsweetened puffed rice cereal (preferably brown rice), 1 cup dried cranberries, 1/2 cup unsalted roasted peanuts, 1/2 cup unsalted shelled sunflower seeds and 1/4 cup chia seeds in large bowl.  Combine 3/4 cup unsalted peanut butter and 1/2 cup mild honey in small saucepan; stir over low heat until blended and smooth.  Stir in 1 tsp vanilla extract. Add to oat mixture; mix well.  Scrape into prepared baking dish; press firmly into an even layer.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.  Use foil overhang to transfer bars to a cutting board.  Cut into 18 bars.  Bars will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Yield: 18 (2 1/4x2-inch) bars.  Per serving: Calories: 190. Total fat: 10 grams. Saturated fat: 1.5 grams. Cholesterol: 0 milligrams. Sodium: 0 milligrams. Carbohydrates: 22 grams. Fiber: 3 grams. Sugars: 12 grams. Protein: 5 grams

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