Getting out the door in the morning can be a struggle, even on the best days.
Eating breakfast can be one of those tasks that you never seem to have enough time for especially something that is healthy and nutritious to keep you full of energy until lunchtime rolls around.
Here is one of my solutions.
My Rise and Shine Homemade Fruit and Nut Oatmeal Breakfast Bars.
They can be easily made after dinner in just a few minutes of preparation plus baking time while you wind down from the day.
Better still they can be eaten on the run or once you get to work.
RISE AND SHINE HOMEMADE FRUIT AND NUT OATMEAL BREAKFAST BARSPrint Recipe
- 2 1/2 cups of organic unprocessed oats
- 1/2 cup of crushed walnuts
- 1/4 cup of pistachio kernels
- 1 banana (sliced in half then quarters)
- 4 dried apricot pieces (cut into small pieces)
- 1 cup of blueberries
- 1/2 cup of raspberries
- 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds
- 1/2 cup of coconut flakes
- 1 cup of Almond Breeze almond chocolate milk
- Cinnamon to sprinkle on top
Pre-heat your oven to 160 degrees celsius.
Line a 30cm biscuit baking tray with baking paper.
Place all of the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl except the cinnamon.
Add in the almond chocolate milk and combine all of the ingredients together with a fork or spoon.
Tip the contents onto your lined baking tray and level out so it is evenly spread.
Sprinkle the top with cinnamon then place into the oven for 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes then lift the slab out of the tray and place on a cooling rack.
Once cool, place on a chopping board and cut into single portion size pieces. Store in an airtight container. Should last for three days if they aren't all eaten up beforehand.
TIP - you can use whatever nuts and fruit you have handy. I have specifically chosen the above for their high nutritional values. The almond chocolate milk is very low in fact and sugar compared to most other non-dairy options. If you are concerned you could always replace the non-dairy milk with a little juice watered down.