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Banana Chocolate Chewy Cereal Bars

Cereal bars are back!

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Oh yes, more of that breakfast recipe love. It has to be my favourite meal of the day.

I wish more people went out for breakfast.

But no, it’s either lunch or dinner.

But, if I’m feeling fancy, it’s brunch time!

Take your pick, have these for breakfast or brunch. Or both 😉

On a side note before we continue, I hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping. It’s starting to creep into Ireland, but nothing like American Black Friday.

Now back to the original topic.

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These bars are a quick breakfast/ snack for on the go, or you can enjoy them warm with a side of yoghurt and fruit. I like them topped with peanut butter and yoghurt on the side.

Chocolate, peanut butter and banana.  A holy trinity of flavours.

There isn’t much to say about these bars. They are straightforward and easy. Use whatever cereal you like, but using oats will mean you need more moisture, so keep adding tablespoons of milk until you get a moist dough that keeps together.

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If you end up using oats, leave the mix to sit for 10 minutes to let them absorb the liquid and then add more liquid if needed.

And for flake cereal, make sure you crush it down a bit, otherwise, you’ll get big holes in the bars. Same if you are using Cheerios.

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Anyway I hope you enjoy the recipe!

Chewy Chocolate Banana Cereal Bars

Adapted from: Feasting on Fruit: Chewy Cherry Vanilla Bars

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 15-20 minutes

Total time: 25-30 minutes

Yield: 6 bars

Ingredients

  • 2 (140g)
    Small bananas
  • 10g / 2 tbsp
    Cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup
    Low-calorie sweetener of choice
  • 130g/ 4 cups
     Rice cereal/ mix of cereals
  • 30g / 1/3 cup
    Oats
  • Pinch
    Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 160°C fan assisted and lightly grease a small rectangular baking pan.
  2. Blend together the first 3 ingredients using a hand blender/ blender and then pour into a medium mixing bowl. Fold in the other ingredients until evenly coated and smooth and then bake in the oven for 17-20 minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack until completely cool before slicing into 6 bars and serving or you can eat them warm if you prefer.
  4. Store leftovers in the fridge or in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Nutritional Information

Makes 6 bars
Serving size: 1 bar

Nutrition Facts
Servings 6.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 138
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1 g 1 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 149 mg 6 %
Potassium 113 mg 3 %
Total Carbohydrate 30 g 10 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 6 %
Sugars 6 g
Protein 3 g 5 %
Vitamin A 17 %
Vitamin C 22 %
Calcium 0 %
Iron 36 %

Recipe Notes

I used rice cereal for this, but you can use any kind of cereal you want. Oats make this an even chewier bar.

As the original recipe says, these bars can be eaten hot or cold and they are delightful hot as well.

 

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