Breakfast seems to be often on the go. The clock is ticking and appointments await. Then it hits, that over powering need to eat. The one that distracts you completely from the tasks at hand.
There are many options to one of my favorite is a MatchaGT Smoothie made with soy milk. Yet sometimes I need more.
I recently found a recipe for a Crispy Breakfast Bar but well it wasn’t perfect. So I began adapting it and reshaping it and here is how it turned out.
Crispy Breakfast Bar
- 6 cups whole grain cereal –
originally this was puffed and 7 cups but I have a passion for flax and other grains so I chose one that was crispy but not puffed and added 3/4 of a cup of almonds and walnuts.
- 3/4 cup dried cranberries
- 3/4 cup raisins or dried blueberries
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup honey – choosing local honey boosts your pollen immunities.
- 3/4 cup almond butter – I chose Trader Joe’s peanut butter with flax seed
- 3/4 cup mixed nuts – I used almonds and walnuts due to the Omega3’s and general healthy benefits.
- 2 Tbs. butter
1. Stir together cereal, dried fruits and cinnamon in large bowl.
2. Place honey, almond butter/peanut butter and butter in large microwave-safe measuring cup. Microwave 1 1/2 minutes on high, or until hot and margarine has melted. (I do this on the stove in a sauce pan. Just as easy.) Stir well, then pour over cereal mixture. Stir to coat.
3. Dampen hands with cold water. Press cereal mixture firmly into 9×9-inch square baking pan, re-wetting hands if necessary to keep mixture from sticking. Freeze 30 minutes. Cut into 15 bars, and store in refrigerator.
I find wrapping them in wax paper or saran wrap make sit easy to grab and go.
These are easy to carry in a purse or back pack. I take them with on my walks so when the munchies hit I’m not looking for alternatives that are not as healthy.
It is possible to also add Smoothie Essential Nutritional Boosts to the mixture. These would allow you to add a zero taste nutritional boost increasing the bar value. Just mix the Smoothie Essentials into the first step of the recipe.
For those who like a bit more BUMP to breakfast – a small drizzle of dark chocolate across the top – mmmmmm and still healthy.
MatchaGT – Green Tea at it’s best in a ready mix. Add your favorite base (mine is soy milk) and mix. All the benefits of green tea in a taste your mouth loves.