Friday, 7 February 2014

Cereal bars for walkers

Mr Lancashire Food joined a walking group last year and one of the hot topics of conversation on the walks is cereal bars and flapjacks and the dubious quality of  the commercially available versions and also the expense of them.

Quite a few of the walkers don't bake so over the last few weeks I have been sending Mr LF with parcels of different recipes. This one have proved the most favourite so far, making you own cereal bars is a much better idea as you know what ingredients are in your bar and also the cost per bar is around half what a commercially available bar retails at.

What you need
  • 225g oats
  • 75g sunflower seeds
  • 100g dried fruit (dates / raisins)
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 25g sesame seeds
  • 25g rice crispies
  • 75ml vegetable oil
  • 75g honey or maple syrup
  • 50g light brown sugar
8" square tin (lined)

What you do 
  • Preheat the oven to 150c 
  • Place all the dry ingredients except for the sugar in a large bowl and stir until well mixed
  • In a small saucepan bring the vegetable oil, honey and sugar to the boil
  • Mix the honey/oil mixture with the dry ingredients and stir until everything is coated with the mixture.
  • Scoop into the prepared tin and press down firmly
  • Bake for 30 -35 minutes until lightly golden
  • Cool in the tin
  • Once cold cut into slices, squares or bars.
Serve to hungry walkers ! 

1 comment:

Choclette said...

Those sound a lot healthier than the syrup laden flapjacks I made earlier this week. Must try making cereal bars rather than flapjacks.

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