Make Your Own Cereal Bars

By making your own cereal bars, you will know with 100% certainty what you are eating. At the same time, you can eliminate unhealthy ingredients contained in commercial bars. This means avoiding unwanted fats and sugars.
Make Your Own Cereal Bars

Last update: 21 November, 2018

Cereal bars are one of the healthiest snacks available. They can be carried anywhere, such as in a bag or backpack, and eaten quickly. They are perfect for eliminating mid-morning or mid-day food cravings. And, if you combine it with some juice, tea or a piece of fruit, cereal bars make for a very healthy and balanced breakfast.

As we all know, homemade food is always healthier. This is why we suggest that you make your own cereal bars. Here, we will give you some different recipes, so you that can make them yourself. The best thing is that every time you make a batch of these cereal bars, you will have a supply to last you for up to two weeks.

Banana and oatmeal bars

Ingredients:

  • 7 ounces of bananas
  • 2.4 ounces of oats
  • 1.4 ounces of figs
  • 0.7 ounces of hazelnuts

Preparation:

Cut the bananas into four or five small pieces and then flatten them with the help of a fork. Place them in a bowl and add the oatmeal. Mix both ingredients well. Then, add the (chopped) hazelnuts.

Once everything is mixed together, place the mixture in a baking tray, on a sheet of parchment paper. Cook in a pre-heated oven at 338 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. Finally, once removed, let it cool and cut to whatever size cereal bars you desire.

Chocolate cereal bars

Ingredients:

  • Two ripe bananas
  • Two cups of muesli
  • Half a dozen nuts
  • A chocolate (dark) bar

Preparation:

Just as the previous recipe, crush the bananas, then, mix them with the muesli. Once both ingredients have formed a homogeneous dough, add the chopped nuts.

Cover the oven tray with parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes at 338 degrees Fahrenheit.

While the bars are baking, cut the chocolate tablet into pieces and put it in a baine-marie to melt. After 15 minutes, remove the tray, and with the help of tongs or a spoon, spread a layer of chocolate over the top. Let it completely cool before cutting out the cereal bars. You now have delicious cereal bars, with a layer of dark chocolate.

Cereal bars (suitable for coeliacs)

Ingredients:

  • Five tablespoons of swollen quinoa
  • Five tablespoons of puffed rice
  • Dark chocolate drops
  • Half a dozen almonds (chopped into pieces)
  • Two tablespoons of rice syrup

Preparation:

Toast the quinoa and the puffed rice in a pan, until they are golden brown. There is no need to add any butter or oil. You can simply turn the heat up and stir constantly.

Place the puffed rice, the quinoa, the chocolate drops, the almonds pieces, and the previously melted rice syrup into a bowl. Mix well until it becomes compact.

This type of cereal bar usually has a different pre-baked texture than the ones we have previously mentioned. So, we recommend that you shape them before putting them in the oven. Because the rice and quinoa are already toasted, the bars will bake in just 5 minutes, at 338 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cereal bars with honey and raisins

Ingredients:

  • Two cups of mixed cereal. You can find these mixed bags in most supermarkets or specialized stores. They usually contain oats, wheat, rye, corn, and barley.
  • A dozen pistachios
  • A handful of raisins
  • Three tablespoons of honey

Preparation:

Start by chopping the pistachios and raisins. Depending on your taste, you can chop them into larger or smaller pieces. Toss them in a bowl and add them to the cereal mix. Slowly, add the honey. Three spoonfuls of honey are an approximate amount because it needs to be added to create a homogeneous mixture.

Spread the mix on to an oven tray and cook for 15 minutes at 338 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, remove the dish from the oven and let cool.

After a couple of hours have passed, cut the cereal bars into the desired size. If you notice that it is still sticky, place the tray into the freezer for a few minutes. Lowering the temperature will make the bars less sticky, and easier to cut.

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