Make these peanut butter breaky bars ahead of time for an easy breakfast on the run!
Peanut butter and oats are two of my favourite pantry staples, they’re cheap, last for ages and are available almost everywhere. Plus they are nutritional powerhouses!
I’ve raved about peanut butter before, but it’s such a great source of non-meat protein! Plus, it’s packed with monounsaturated fats, fibre, folate, vitamin E and potassium too! (Just don’t forget to choose a peanut butter that is 100% peanuts!)
Oats are high in soluble fibre and phenols, which are potent antioxidants, demonstrated to have antiatherogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. Choose steel cut or rolled oats for the most nutritious option. Oats and oat based dishes are becoming more and more popular in Singapore!
Dates are a great way to add sweetness to a dish as they are also highly in nutrients, including potassium, iron and fibre. Dates are quite high in sugar and energy but can be a great addition to a healthy diet if they eaten in moderation.
Peanut Butter Breaky Bars
Makes: 10 bars Time: 10 mins
- Soak chopped dates in ½ a cup of warm water for approximately 20 minutes
- Combine oats, cinnamon and seeds and mix well. Now, add peanut butter, dates and water
- With your hands, combine the mixture until no large chunks of peanut butter remain and it is starting to stick together. If the mixture feels dry, add more peanut butter
- Line a shallow baking tray with plastic wrap or baking paper and evenly spread out the mixture. Press it down firmly into the tray and cover with plastic wrap
- Lastly, refrigerate for one hour then slice into bars
This is a great way to use up old muesli that has lost its crunch! Try with half muesli and half oats.
If you’re planning to eat these right away, you can roll them into small balls rather than leaving them in the fridge to set as bars.
Try it with different spices (I like nutmeg, ground cardamom or ginger), other seeds or other nut butters!
Per serving: 195 calories; 9.4g fat; 19g carbohydrates; 5.9g protein 4g fibre
Carbohydrate Servings: 1.2