Granola Bars #1

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Sometimes, that very embarrassing thing happens and your belly rumbles really loudly in a meeting or at school or work and you think; ‘I wish I had brought something more filling’, as everyone turns to stare at you. *CRINGE

Sometimes, you’re at home and you get the munchies. You pull out your hair while you search every cupboard for something to fill the void, that is rapidly becoming your stomach, and end up hoovering up all the very unhealthy chocolate bars you can find. I am always so annoyed with myself when I give in to that demonic milk chocolate.

So, in light of this, I decided to scour the interweb in search of the perfect (and very simple, nutritious and yummy) Cereal Bar Recipes.

I’m going to try out my favourite and share them with you all in the hope that you will find that lunch box/belly filler that suits you.

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The first recipe I’ve tried has to be this oh so easy:

5 Ingredient (no bake) Granola Bar

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The great thing about these is that you can chop and change as you go. You can change the flavour, the texture, what type of nuts you use, you can add things like dried fruit or cacao nibs. Change them according to your preference.

I am very happy with the way these turned out. I even went so far as to check with my personal nutritionist (my brother) as to whether they passed his test, now to get him to taste them.

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If you want to try these, here’s the link to an amazing food blog.

http://minimalistbaker.com/healthy-5-ingredient-granola-bars/

Definitely read all the tips, and how to’s. This woman is a fountain of knowledge. And what’s even better is that she gives the Nutrition Information:

Serving size: 1 bar Calories: 217 Fat: 8 g Saturated fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 31 g Sugar: 19 g Fiber: 4 g Protein: 6 g

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*Things to note:

  • Bars were a little too sticky, I may have soaked the dates too long or it’s just a matter of trial and error.
  • I added cacao nibs so nutritional info may need to be adjusted as would be the same with adding dried fruit etc.
  • Make sure to have a square dish, it makes life easier.

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