About MissCakeBaker

I spend the week running in heels and the weekends in my apron.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Breakfast Bars

Due to being away with work the posts have been a bit sporadic recently.  I've also missed taking part in the Belleau Kitchen and We Should Cocoa challenges this month.  Anyway, on Sunday I did have a little time after my inlaws and their 3 grandchildren left to make this breakfast bar tray bake.  This recipe is a combination of various recipes I've tried over the years - I basically throw in whatever I happen to have in the cupboard - I've used cup measurements as it makes it for very easy baking.   I was a bit gutted making this one as I ran out of honey and had to dip into a jar of rather expensive Manuka honey - rather extravagant but they did taste good.

The Recipe

3-4 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup flaked almonds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup sultanas
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 - 3/4 cup honey
1/4 cup soft brown sugar
1/2 cup rapeseed oil

1.  Preheat oven to 140c.   Line a square baking tin.  
2.  Put all the ingredients up to the honey in  bowl and mix together.
3. Put the honey, sugar and oil in a small pan and stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved.  Pour over the dry ingredients and mix well.
4. Put the mixture into the tin and bake for around 1 hour until golden brown.  


  1. They look delicious, not to mention healthy! Thanks for a yummy recipe!

  2. Delicious!! Have a nice day

  3. These sound really good and just the thing to grab when I'm running late for the train in the morning. I keep seeing posts for these and thinking I should give them a go, but still haven't managed it! Do understand about the hecticness of life - hope you manage We Should Cocoa this month, although it's a bit of a tough challenge ;-)

  4. I need to stock up on seeds and nuts so that i can get back into the habit of making my own granola bars...these looks great!!! :)

  5. Never mind about missing We Should Cocoa, these things happen, life takes priority ;0)
    Love the look of these breakfast bars!

  6. Thanks for the lovely comments! Just checked out this month's ingredient - Rose - how lovely! I think my Holstein might get in the way but I'm going to look for a few ideas right now.

  7. That was meant to say hols! Damn you predictive text!

  8. I'd be happy to chomp on these for my breakfast.

  9. wow I've seen so many breakfast bars but this looks the most appetizing... it's so wonderful for the morning <3

  10. oooooooooooooooo this looks tasty as! Raisins and apricots? NOMNOM!
    Simple delicious, Natasha from The Rambles and Shambles blog.

  11. This looks great - I need a new breakfast idea for my toddler and these would make a great finger food offering!