Certainly the image of a cereal bar gives us the idea of healthy and healthy eating. You will also have heard that it is an energy food and can help us recharge the batteries. However, what is often unknown is that cereal bars produced industrially and marketed in large food chains are full of flavoring, sugars and various types of additives that are not very recommendable for health.
The best solution, therefore, is to prepare them at home: in this way you will be sure that they contain only healthy and natural elements. We present, therefore, the recipe for preparing homemade cereal bars.
Crunchy oat bar
- Oatmeal – 1 cup
- Grated coconut – 2 teaspoons
- Raisin – 1 spoon
- Roasted peanuts – 1 tbsp
- Honey – 2 tablespoons
- Zest of a mandarin
- Seeds of anise – ½ teaspoon
- Sesame oil – 1 teaspoon
- Cinnamon powder – 1 teaspoon
- Sea salt – 1 pinch
Heat the sesame oil in a pan over low heat. Add the oats, cinnamon and grated coconut. Mix gently for about 15 minutes, until you see that the ingredients have absorbed all the oil and have taken on a golden and crispy appearance. Then add the raisins, peanuts, anise and salt. Remove the ingredients for a few minutes. The ideal is to use a wooden spoon.
Then add honey and mandarin zest, and turn off the heat. Keep mixing to make sure all the ingredients are blended with honey. Finally, pour everything into a pan and press the mixture well until a very compact mass will come. Put in the fridge and let it rest until it has cooled and hardened. Then cut the dough with a knife, giving the bars the shape and size you want.
Keep in mind that it will be necessary to let your preparation cool down for as long as necessary, otherwise it will crumble when it is cut.
Try other combinations
As you have seen, it is a very simple procedure. Following the steps described above, you can prepare bars with different flavors.
We advise you to experiment, preparing energy bars with:
- Flax seed
- Amaranth seeds
- Blossom sunflower seeds
- Puffed rice
- Pieces of fruit
- Corn flakes
- Baked wheat grains
- Crumbled biscuits
- Chunks of chocolate
Obviously you do not need to use all the ingredients together, you can experiment with different combinations depending on your preferences.
We hope you will soon try to prepare them, as cereal bars are an excellent option, practical and healthy, for breakfasts and snacks. They are perfect for the whole family, both for adults and children, and are a healthy alternative to snacks when you want to eat something between meals or you feel the need for something sweet.
Also know that these bars are not only very healthy and nutritious, but also stimulate intestinal transit.
Do not wait any longer and prepare them immediately: your families and your health will thank you!