Fed up with the usual boring bowl of milky cereal for breakfast? I am. I’ve been having a lot of porridge recently and it’s quite often ended up dry and yukky. It’s not the best to eat and certainly not the best to look at sitting on your desk half eaten.
Bluberry and Pecan Granola Bars, originally uploaded by Food For Think.
I’m not overly fond of pre packaged cereal bars because one just doesn’t satisfy me and if I eat two I feel like little miss piggy. So… I decided to make my very own granola bars using a few left overs from another baking sesh. They take hardly any time to make, are delicious and full you up until your stomach groans to tell you it’s hungry again at lunch time.
200g porridge oats (I like Jordan’s)
100g sunflower seeds
50g sesame seeds
50g chopped pecans
3 tbsp runny honey
100g unrefined light muscovado sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
100g dried blueberries
1. Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3. Butter and line the base of our tin. Bake the oats and seeds and nuts in the oven for 10 minutes
2. Melt the butter, honey and sugar in a pan and then add the oats mix plus dried blueberries and cinnamon. Stir well until coated
3. Pour the mixture back into the tin and press until flat
4. Bake for 30 minutes and leave to cool before slicing
Mmm, I haven’t made granola bars in years now. Was just thinking about making some yesterday. Need to gather some ingredients…
Did you manage to get the ingredients?!? Have you made them? How did it go?
I am a recent convert to home made granola, it was fantastic stuff. I tried to make some flapjacks with it but sadly these were total disaster!!! Blueberry and pecan sounds a good combination.
What happened with your flapjacks then?! Pecan and blueberry is a great combo – although I wish I would have put a few more blueberries in.
These look like they make getting out of bed worthwhile. Yum. Wil have a bash at making them asap but in the meantime, thanks! Hannah x
Oooooh, yes – they defintely are worth getting out of bed for. I want to try them a chocolatey next time or maybe some different nuts and fruit. Let me know how you get on!