PB & J Breakfast Bars

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As an kid growing up in America, I LOVED peanut butter and jam sandwiches. I’m pretty sure I called them ‘sammiches’ but whatever! These breakfast bars are a throwback to my childhood favourite combo – PB&J!

Recipe (Makes 16 Bars)

Ingredients

  • 200g of oats
  • 3 tbsp of milk
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 200g blueberries
  • 2 heaped tbsp of peanut butter (or other nut butter of choice)
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • Optional: I added extra raw almonds – feel free to add your favourite nuts or seeds for a tasty crunch!

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200C (fan oven). Line a square baking dish with grease-proof paper (if you don’t have any, just line it with tinfoil and grease the tinfoil with a little olive oil!)
  2. Add the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl – oats and cinnamon +/- nuts/seeds – and stir until combined.
  3. Mash up your bananas until almost liquid in consistency.
  4. Add the banana mash to the bowl, and mix until all the dry ingredients are coated.
  5. Add the honey and milk, and stir again.
  6. Add the peanut butter/nut butter, and stir to fold it in.
  7. Place the blueberries into a small bowl and heat in the microwave for 1 minute.
  8. Taking care with the hot bowl, add the blueberries to the batter, and fold them in.
  9. Pour the batter into the baking dish and smooth it out so it’s evenly spread.
  10. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes, then leave to cool for 30 minutes.
  11. Serve with a cuppa tea or coffee for breakfast, or wrap up a couple of these to take on the go! I love to have mine heated up with a couple of scoops of yoghurt.
  12. These can be stored in a seal container in the fridge for up to 4 days, or you can freeze them (ensure defrosted fully before consumption).

Enjoy guys! Tag me if you try these out – @theirishbalance on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook.

Ciara 🙂 x

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