Perfect for lunchboxes or as an anytime snack, our cereal bars are fruity and crunchy-licious. And this simple, all-in-one method is easy-peasy – so even your little ones can have a go!
- Preparation Time
- 15 min
- Cooking Time
- 25 min
- Cooling Time
- 10 min
- Skill Level
- Serving Size
- 140 g CHEERIOS® whole
- 115 g self-raising flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 85 g dried cherry and berry mix
- 2 tbsp muscovado sugar
- 1 medium dessert apple, cored and chopped small
- 150 ml semi-skimmed milk ( 1/4 pint)
- 1 medium egg, beaten
- 3 tbsp light olive oil or sunflower oil
- Icing sugar for dusting (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/400°F/gas mark 6.
- Line a 20cm x 25cm tin with baking parchment.
- Place 100g of the CHEERIOS® in a mixing bowl along with the flour, baking powder, cherry and berry mix, sugar and apple and stir together until well combined
- Add the milk, egg and oil and briefly mix again.
- Spoon into the prepared tin and spread evenly. Sprinkle over the remaining CHEERIOS® and lightly press them into the mixture.
- Bake for 25 minutes until golden and just firm. Leave to cool for a few minutes then lift out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
- Lightly dust with icing sugar and use a large knife cut into 10 bars.
- Try to mix up the colours to make pretty coloured flowers.
- You can use chopped pear in place of the apple. Dried cranberries and raisins also work well in this recipe.
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Two things to remember: • Look for food labels where the word 'whole' appears in front of the name of the grain, like “whole wheat” or “wholemeal bread”. • For foods with more than one ingredient, make sure whole grain is listed towards the top of the ingredients list. The further up the list it is, the more whole grain has been used in the recipe. And look out for the percentage of whole grain. You should find this in the ingredients list too.
A ‘whole’ grain has more nutrients than a ‘refined’ grain, because all parts of the grain are retained – kernel, bran, endosperm and germ – along with their fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. But most of the bran and germ are removed when producing refined grains. Whole grains therefore contain more nutrients than refined grains.
The general name for proteins found in cereal grains such as wheat. It holds the food together, like a ‘glue’, and gives dough its elasticity.
Keep it simple: make grains the base of your diet and choose whole grains over refined grains wherever possible. U.S Dietary Guidelines recommend eating 3 servings (48g) a day. So, whenever you look for breakfast cereals, bread, pasta, rice or flour to cook at home, look for the word “whole”, ideally among the first ingredients in the list.
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