At TWC, we're all about making breakfast fun. If you want something that will keep you going in the mornings, then this high in energy fruit and nut breakfast bar is perfect.
Substitute it for your standard cereals and take it with you on-the-go! It takes only minutes to make but works best when kept in the fridge overnight.
Ingredients (for 2 large bars)
- 3/4 cup of almonds and walnuts
- 1 tbsp ground almonds
- 8 dried apricots
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1/3 of a cup of honey
- 1 tbsp flaked coconut
Cut the apricots, cherries, almonds and walnuts into fine pieces using a sharp knife. I found that the walnuts crushed up well using a potato masher!
Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and stir together.
Transfer the mixture into a fridge-proof container or mould, you can use anything you find in the kitchen to get you the shape.
Leave to set in the fridge overnight and then cut into small bar shaped pieces.
The healthy bit:
Dried apricots are not just part of your 5 a day . They are also an important heart-health food, promote good vision and contain good amounts of vitamin A and fibre.
Dried cherries are great antioxidants and are rich in melatonin, which helps maintain a regular sleeping pattern.
Walnuts are great sources of protein, fibre and Omega 3 and have been proven to help lower cholesterol.
Almonds have high amounts of vitamin E and magnesium.
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