I have explored a lot of websites and recipes to find new and interesting ways to get nutrition into my kids. Natalie eats breakfast in the car now and I was trying to figure out how to get a healthy breakfast in her that would help her focus and get through the morning.
I adapted a recipe that I found online and these bars are a hit! They are sweet an tasty and packed with protein and fiber.
Here is the recipe. Give it a try and see what you think. These bars are similar to Luna bars:
1/2 cup Nutella
1/2 cup unsweetened organic peanut butter
1 cup agave syrup (I used light)
2 TBS vanilla extract
6 cups bran flakes (or any cereal)
1 tsp sea salt
4 TBS flax meal
2 scoops vanilla protein powder
Melt Nutella and peanut butter with Agave.
Add vanilla extract and salt.
Measure 6 cups of cereal into a large bowl.
Add flax meal and protein powder.
Add wet ingredients and mix well.
Press firmly into 9×13 pan
Refrigerate until firm, then cut and wrap – if they aren’t eaten first.
Approximate nutrition based on 1/16 of a 9×13 pan.
Calories: 233 cal
Carbs: 35 g
Protein: 8 g
Fat: 7 g
Fiber: 6 g