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Cereal bars homemade – healthy and versatile

Cereal bars are a great snack

Cereal bars are healthy – thanks to lots of cereals and nuts – and are wonderful as a snack.

For example, during a break at work or for the kids at school. They provide quick energy and are wonderfully crunchy.

And because they’re homemade, you know exactly what’s in them. This way, you can even vary the amount of sugar or the amount of jam contained.

 

Depending on what you have in your pantry, they will taste different every time you make them

Once again, I have a lot of open jars of jam in the fridge. Does this happen to you sometimes?

These jams can be used very well instead of sugar. For example, in homemade cereal bars.

 

 

And you can refine the cereal bars wonderfully with spices

Cardamom, vanilla, cinnamon or cassia, and ginger fit very well. Certain spices go better with certain jams. For example, vanilla goes very well with apricots and cinnamon with apples. The freshness of ginger fits with citrus fruits, and cardamom goes really well everywhere.

 

The bars will the perfect shape in a silicone mold. But if you don’t have such a mold, you can shape them yourself, this way they won’t be as perfect, but they will be original!

If you wet your hands with a little water, the mass will stick less to your hands.

 

They will be especially pretty if you press them into cookie cutters and then carefully remove them

 

They will be dried without the mold. The mold should be as straight and simple as possible. This will make it easier to get them out of the mold.

 

The version with maple syrup is a little stickier and therefore needs a little longer drying time.

 

The cereal bars can be stored in a dry spot for about 2-3 weeks

Since they contain many nuts and seeds, they can become rancid.

 

However, since they taste so wonderful, they will for sure be “gone” faster.

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My recipe is just a guide, you can substitute any ingredient with another similar one.

 

Here are two examples:

 

barrette ai fiochi d'avena

Grape Bars

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course cookies, Snack
Servings 10 pieces

Ingredients
  

  • 50 g butter
  • 60 g grape jam I use my homemade one from Americana grapes
  • 25 g raw sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cardamom
  • 60 g raisins
  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 100 g 5-grain flakes
  • 100 g cashew kernels chopped

Instructions
 

  • Bring the butter, jam, sugar, and cardamom to the boil, then remove the pan from the heat.
  • Add the raisins, almonds, flakes, cashew nuts, and the jam mixture and mix well
  • Pour the mixture into the mold and press well, or shape the bars by hand (place the ones shaped by hand on a baking tray lined with baking parchment)
    barrette d'uva
  • Put the bars in the oven
  • Drying: about 2 hours at 100 °C. Leave to cool in the oven.
Keyword cereal bar
Getreide-Riegel

Oatmeal bars with plums

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course cookies, Snack
Servings 10 pieces

Ingredients
  

  • 1 dl maple syrup
  • 50 g butter
  • 50 g plum jam
  • 1 vanilla pod only scraped out pulp
  • 100 g ground pine nuts
  • 60 g dried plums finely chopped
  • 140 g oat flakes fine or coarse
  • 30 g flax seeds

Instructions
 

  • Bring the maple syrup, butter, jam and vanilla pulp to the boil, then remove the pan from the heat
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix everything well
  • Pour the mixture into the mold and press well or shape the bars by hand (put the ones shaped by hand on a baking tray covered with baking parchment)
    barrette d'uva
  • Put the bars in the oven
  • Drying: about 2.5 hours at 100 °C. Leave to cool in the oven.
Keyword cereal bar

 

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