Need an easy, healthy and on-the-go breakfast option? Then these cereal bars are what you need! With Post® Shredded Wheat, peanut butter and other yummy ingredients, they make a perfect breakfast on-the-go or afternoon snack that will help boost your energy levels and keep you fuller for longer.
Ah, the sweet taste of a new year, filled with endless possibilities and optimism. You don’t need a new year for a fresh start, but there’s something about the beginning of a new year that seems to awaken and inspire.
No matter how you feel about resolutions, eating better is a goal almost everyone can get behind. I recommitted to eating better this year. One practical step towards reaching my goal, is having a good breakfast option ready to go.
I love cereal, so I used some Post® Shredded Wheat as a base for these bars. I pick up a box of in the cereal aisle at my local store. These particular cereal gives the bars great texture and crunch and its packed with 49 grams of whole grain and 6 grams of fiber, protein, B vitamins and antioxidants. ¡A classically wholesome breakfast!
These delicious cereal bars only have 6 ingredients: Post® Shredded Wheat, peanut butter, agave nectar, favorite dried fruit, sliced almonds and chia seeds.
The cereal and most of the dried fruit get combined in a bowl – you’ll want to save some of the fruit to decorate the top of the bars.
In the meantime, honey gets heated in the microwave and mixed with peanut butter. The peanut butter mixture gets poured into the bowl of cereal and fruit.
After the cereal and peanut butter mixture is thoroughly combined, everything gets pressed into a greased pan. Decorate with the reserved dried fruit.
Bake for 15 minutes at 350˚F, then let them cool before you can enjoy them.
I like to make a batch of these bars on Sunday so that I have a week’s worth of breakfast bars ready.
These breakfast cereal bars are a great way to feed your family in a hurry. The peanut butter adds a nice dose of protein and healthy fat to keep everyone full all morning long and the Post® Shredded Wheat is a great source of fiber that prepares your body for the day and keeps you full until lunch.
Breakfast Cereal Bars
- 3 cups of Post® Shredded Wheat
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup agave
- ½ cup of dried fruit
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- 3 tablespoons sliced almonds
Put the Post® Shredded Wheat in a food processor. Pulse a couple of times to break the cereal.
Place the cereal, dried fruit, almonds and chia seeds in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
Warm peanut butter and honey either on the stove top or in the microwave. Stir and pour over the cereal mixture and then mix thoroughly.
When everything is evenly combined, transfer to a greased 8x8-inch pan and press down to spread it out. Press down firmly until uniformly flattened.
Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let the bars cool completely in the pan.
Once cooled, cut into 8 bars in the pan with a sharp knife (be careful).
Store in an airtight container.
Now that I shared one of my favorite snack ideas, I’d love to hear how your are snacking in the New Year.
Let me know in the comments below!
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