Rowan's sticky cereal bars

She’s been on a quest, ladies and gentlemen, and now she’s back. Presenting Rowan’s cereal bars…

“After my appeal many moons ago for cereal bars I found this recipe, very
sticky, very gooey, and it has fruit, carbs, protein and calcium in it,
so sometimes this is all Munch has for lunch!
Makes about 9 or 10

75g oats
65g sugar (white is fine, brown adds a nice caramelly flavour) 40g raisins or mixed raisins/sultanas/dried cranberries 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 large mashed banana
30ml skim milk
1 egg white
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix first 6 ingredients together. Separately beat together wet
ingredients, pour over dry ingredients and mix well.
Pour into lined tin and bake for 25-30 mins at GM4, 175C.
Leave to cool and then cut into bars.

Keep in airtight tin for 2 or 3 days max.”

7 Responses to “Rowan's sticky cereal bars”

  1. paula says:

    could i use maple syrup or brown rice syrup as an alternative to the sugar?

    • Aitch says:

      mmmmmmmmmmm. not sure. i suppose the thing with sugar is that it’s a solid at room temp, which is better for a biscuity feel.

  2. Louise says:

    I made them with a natural sweetener Agave Syrup as I don’t like to give my daughter sugar and they were lovely!

  3. Louise says:

    Oh I forgot to say I also added mixed seeds and berries!

  4. Catherine says:

    I made them without sugar. Does affect the texture, the bars are a little rubbery without it, but my little girl didn’t mind one bit!

  5. Somersaults says:

    Do you think these would work without the banana? I have a rather irrational hatred/fear of bananas and apart from that these sound great.

  6. Rachel Bray says:

    I love these bars and am using them in a baby led weaning workshop I am running tomorrow. Will let you know how they go down.

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