As a kid, breakfast was never my favourite meal. I think it was because I was never a morning person and I always woke up too late so left home in haste for school. To be honest, there have been many days where I skipped breakfast as a teenager or even younger. Of course, back then I wasn’t into nutrition and just failed to understand the importance of breakfast. But hey, this gives me an excuse to blame some of my not-so-good grades on breakfast haha! :P
Safe to say, I got more serious about brekkie as I got older; now I have no days where I go without breakfast! But I am still quite time poor in the morning (because I still continue to maintain my laziness in the morning), I usually prepare my breakfast the night before. If this fails, I grab my Belvita biscuits or reach for a banana!
Anyway, I recently tried out oat bars to have for my brekkie. To my surprise, it turned out pretty amazing. It’s actually pretty nutritious because it combines everything you’d normally have for breakfast in a slice. I myself found that they tasted better with topped with yoghurt but it tasted pretty good just on its own as well.
Recipe adapted from Australian Healthy Food Guide.
270 g wholegrain oats
1 large ripe banana mashed
2 apples, (skin on), thinly sliced
1 cup of mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
3 tablespoons apple sauce
2 eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons flaked almonds
1) Preheat oven to 180⁰C
2) Line 20 x 30cm pan with baking paper
3) Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well combined (in no particular order)
4) Bake for 25-30 mins or until golden brown
5) Cool for 10 mins
6) Cut into slices and serve