On-the-run breakfast bars

On-the-run breakfast bars

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Makes 12 bars
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Nutrition and extra info

  • Can be frozen

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal245
  • fat17g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre3g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.16g
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  • 100g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a clear, sparkling, golden-amber coloured, sweet

  • 85g demerara sugar
  • 140g porridge oat
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp linseeds, slightly crushed
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 100g chopped hazelnut



    Grown in Europe and the US, hazelnuts are encased in a smooth, hard brown shell but are most…


  1. 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.

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8th Mar, 2012
I also have problems and it just seems to run everywhere and not stick together!!
1st Feb, 2012
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!!
9th Dec, 2011
really nice
14th Nov, 2011
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.
mrsh1985's picture
14th Nov, 2015
Like the idea of using banana :-)
kasiakoczwara's picture
21st Sep, 2011
AGGGHHHH! Wrong one! And no cancel opion! Oh well, anyway I was hoping to try this one...
kasiakoczwara's picture
21st Sep, 2011
No problems at all. And soooo easy! Used mixed dates/rasins and chopped almonds. Oh, and only 100ml golden syrup :)
16th Apr, 2011
Excellent Recipe Loved it
16th Mar, 2011
Make these all the time, very tasty and so easy to make. Often chuck in apricots and they always work. A breakfast staple!
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19th Jan, 2011
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!.


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