On-the-run breakfast bars

On-the-run breakfast bars

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 12 bars

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Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Can be frozen
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
245
protein
4g
carbs
20g
fat
17g
saturates
7g
fibre
3g
sugar
11g
salt
0.16g

Ingredients

  • 100g butter
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 85g demerara sugar
  • 140g porridge oats
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp linseeds, slightly crushed
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 100g chopped hazelnuts

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Method

Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Butter a 22cm square baking tin. Melt the butter, syrup and sugar in a pan. Pour in the oats, cinnamon, coconut, seeds and nuts, mix and pour into tin. Bake for 30-35 mins. Leave to cool for 5 mins, then cut into slices. Will keep for 1 week in an airtight container.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, February 2006

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joecooling's picture

Who is in charge of adding these recipes to the low GI breakfast category. This is complete nonsense! Golden syrup is pretty much the worst you can eat in relation to Gi. Get real people!
This is a breakfast I would avoid at any cost

nikkimac's picture
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so tasty and easy to make. they never last a week tho. yummy.

gingerchezy's picture
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Ah! Sorted, just let them cool for a bit longer and they harden up. I'm such a noob at baking.

gingerchezy's picture
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Just made these, they taste amazing... but are just a crumbly mess in the bottom of my tin :( I wonder what I did wrong...

mkmozgawa's picture
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I cut the butter and added some soy powder with water and a ripe banana instead, it tasted really good

lucyp1977's picture

I make these every week and use low fat olive oil spread instead of butter and honey instead of syrup. I miss out the cinnamon and the suggested seeds and replace halve the nuts with mixed seeds that you can buy in packets from the supermarket. I also add diced dried apple and cranberries- they are delicious warm, but just a nice throughout the week as a snack.

alysono81's picture

I also have problems and it just seems to run everywhere and not stick together!!

veggie84's picture
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What on earth am I doing wrong? Every time I have tried this recipe it has turned into a crumbly mess! It makes delicious gronola to add to yoghurt though!!

stevebo5000's picture

really nice

varunee's picture

I have already make this twice. It is so easy to make and so delicious. I used 50/50 butter and banana work perfectly. I also added dates, sultanas and brazil nuts instead of hazelnuts. I will make it again. I also used honey instead of golden syrup.

kasiakoczwara's picture
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AGGGHHHH! Wrong one! And no cancel opion! Oh well, anyway I was hoping to try this one...

kasiakoczwara's picture
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No problems at all. And soooo easy! Used mixed dates/rasins and chopped almonds. Oh, and only 100ml golden syrup :)

tracypickle's picture
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Excellent Recipe Loved it

antistarlet's picture
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Make these all the time, very tasty and so easy to make. Often chuck in apricots and they always work. A breakfast staple!

amp1043's picture
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Made these yesterday and they are very good. I think the 50/50 mix of butter and banana is a great idea. I missed out the seeds (didn't have any) and instead of hazelnuts used a mixture of dates, cranberries and dried banana. As soon as the last one is eaten I'll be making more!.

notonadiet's picture
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I'm vegan so substituted the butter for Pure Sunflower Spread. I also used Duchy Organic Oat & Apple Porridge, all other ingredients as is. Delicious! Eldest daughter (12) not a cereal lover & bored of toast & so I made these yesterday hoping they'd be the answer for something nutritious, no fuss and yummy that she can take with her if running late. She ate two bars this morning before school, so I am delighted! Great for me too as most commercial bars like this have honey in them.

tinysparkles's picture

im looking forward to trying this!

Foodmonster2's picture
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I have made them a few times now, every time reducing the amount of butter and substituting it with more sunflower oil to reduce the saturated fats. It works fine till up to about 3/4 of oil and 1/4 of butter, any more oil makes the taste too oily in my opinion. I have also used honey instead of golden syrup and added some chopped up apricots and cranberries. Very delicious and nicely chewy.

sammessenger's picture

you could use some really good quality mild rapeseed oil/olive oil.

unclebubbles's picture

I used peanut butter instead of butter, honey instead of golden syrup and added 2oz bran and 2oz chopped ready to eat, dried apricots Then cooked at 130c for 45 minutes.
DELICIOUS and HEALTHY.

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