Foodie Friday

Healthy Recipe of the Week

No-Bake Breakfast Bars

A healthier option than commercial snack bars.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Puffed Rice Cereal
  • I cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Roasted Peanuts
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Chia Seeds
  • 3/4 cup Unsalted Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup Mild Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Directions

Line a 7- by 11-inch or 9- by 9-inch dish with aluminum foil, leaving a 1-inch overhang along each long side.

Mix old-fashioned rolled oats, unsweetened puffed rice cereal, dried cranberries, unsalted roasted peanuts, unsalted sunflower seeds, and chia seeds in a large bowl.

Combine 3/4 unsalted peanut butter and honey in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until blended and smooth.

Stir in vanilla extra. Add to oat mixture. Mix well.

Scrape mixture into the prepared dish. Press firmly into an even layer.

Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Use foil overhang to transfer bars to a cutting board.

Cut into 18 bars (2 1/4- by 2-inch).

*Bars will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Nutritional Information

Per serving: 190 Calories. 10g Total Fat. 1.5g Saturated Fat. 0mg Cholesterol. 0mg Sodium. 22g Carbohydrates. 3g Fiber. 12g Sugar. 5g Protein.

Reference

Tuft’s University. (2021, January 5). No-bake breakfast bars. Health & Nutrition Letter: Your Guide to Living Healthier Longer. https://www.nutritionletter.tufts.edu/healthy-eating/recipes/no-bake-breakfast-bars

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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