Snack

Marie’s Parmesan Pepper Granola Bars

IMG_9358.jpg

Spooner Marie who travels a lot but doesn’t like the usual on-the-go savoury bars she can buy in shops wanted to prepare some granola bars for her next journey. Whilst experimenting a bit with different spice combinations she created a parmesan, pepper combination which she loved. Give this recipe a go to get some delicious, savoury granola bars, perfect for travel or work.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 85g The Low Sugar One

  • 70g Crisp rice cereal

  • 70g Grated parmesan (or parmesan alternative)

  • 2 tsp Chia seeds

  • 30g Flaked almonds

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper

  • 2 large egg whites, beaten (or vegan alternative)

  • 110g butter (or butter alternative)

METHOD:

In a large bowl, mix The Low Sugar One, the rice cereal, grated parmesan, chia seeds and almonds together. Add in the spices and mix again.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they build a slight foam. Whilst doing that also melt the butter whilst stirring.

Mix the wet ingredients together with the dry ingredients until well combined. Now take a baking dish and foil it. Add the mix to it and press down firmly.

Bake at 180 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool down. Once cooled down, cut into 8-10 bars and let them cool down fully.

Store them in an airtight container.

Berry Cereal Bars

Spoon-berry-muesli-bars-2.jpg

Muesli is one of the most versatile ingredients to use in a lot of recipes. It makes for a healthy breakfast, a filling snack or a sweet treat, depending on what you do with it.

Easy to make, and personal trainer approved; these bars are perfect for school runs, kids lunch boxes, pre-workout or mum's fuel - the best kind of breakfast bars. 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups Berry Fix muesli

  • ⅔ cup whole wheat flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

  • ½ cup honey

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 banana

  • ¼ cup coconut oil

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

METHOD: 
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line pan with parchment paper then set aside.

In large bowl, whisk to combine the muesli, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt and
cinnamon.

In small bowl, beat the egg. Add banana and mash the mixture until blended. Add oil,
honey, vanilla and whisk until combined.

Add the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and combine. The mixture should be a bit
thick.

Press the dough into the prepared baking pan.

Bake for 25 minutes.

Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then transfer to wire baking rack and let
completely cool. Cut into bars and enjoy!

Prepared by Kira, personal trainer at MotivatePT