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barras de cereal

Cereal bars

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Immerse yourself in the pleasure of preparing your own cereal bars with this homemade recipe. With simple ingredients and a simple process, these bars are the perfect combination of crunchy cereals, nuts and dried fruits, united by a sweet blend of honey and peanut butter. Ideal for a quick snack or as a pick-me-up for your outdoor adventures, these homemade bars are a healthy treat the whole family will enjoy.


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How to prepare cereal bars

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Explore the world of home cooking with our easy and delicious recipes. From classic dishes to innovative creations, our blog offers you culinary inspiration for all tastes and occasions, and in this case delicious cereal bars with common ingredients and easy to prepare.

Curse Recipekitchen InternationalDifficulty Easy
Portions

12

servings
Preparation

20

minute
cooking

25

minute
Calories

300

kcal

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 coup of oatmeal

  • 1 Cup of puffed rice or cereal of your choice (such as Rice Krispies)

  • 1/2 Cup of walnuts, almonds or other chopped nuts

  • 1/2 Cup of dried fruits (such as raisins, dried cranberries, etc.), optional

  • 1/2 Cup of miel o sirope de agave

  • 1/2 Cup of peanut or almond butter

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
    A pinch of salt (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Lightly grease a square or rectangular baking pan and line the bottom with parchment paper, leaving excess paper on the sides to make it easier to remove the bars after baking.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the oats, cereal, chopped nuts, and dried fruit (if using). You can lightly toast the oats and nuts in a dry skillet before adding them to the mixture if you prefer a more toasted flavor.
  • In a small saucepan, heat the honey or agave syrup along with the peanut or almond butter over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract and pinch of salt, if using.
  • Pour the honey and peanut butter mixture over the dry ingredients in the large bowl. Use a spatula or large spoon to mix everything until well combined and all ingredients are coated with the honey and peanut butter mixture.
  • Transfer the mixture to your prepared pan and press firmly with the back of a spatula or spoon to compact it evenly into the pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the bars are golden brown around the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely in the pan on a rack.
  • Once the bars are completely cool, use the excess parchment paper on the sides to lift them out of the pan. Transfer them to a cutting board and cut them into bars of the size you want.
  • Enjoy your homemade cereal bars as a delicious and healthy snack! You can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for several days.

Tips

  • Keep ingredients on hand: Before you begin, make sure you have all your ingredients measured and ready. This will make the preparation process smoother and avoid any mishaps.
  • Use parchment paper: Lining the pan with parchment paper will make it much easier to remove the bars once they are baked, preventing them from sticking to the pan.
  • Compact the mixture well: Once you've transferred the mixture to your prepared pan, be sure to press it firmly with the back of a spoon or spatula so it's nice and compact. This will help the bars keep their shape after baking.
  • Control baking: Keep an eye on the bars while they are in the oven to prevent them from burning. Baking time may vary depending on the type of oven and the desired consistency of the bars, so it's a good idea to check them periodically.
  • Let cool completely: Once the bars are ready, let them cool completely in the pan before attempting to cut them. This will allow them to firm up a bit and keep their shape when you cut them into portions.
  • Proper storage: After cutting the bars, store them in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator, depending on your preference. This will help maintain its freshness and texture for longer.

Nutritional information

  • Total number of serves: 12
  • Calories 220kcal
  • Carbohydrates 27g
  • Protein 5g
  • Fat 11g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 60mg
  • Fiber 10g
  • Sugar 13g
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Cereal Bars and health benefits

Homemade cereal bars can offer a number of health benefits, especially when made with nutritious and natural ingredients. Here are some potential benefits:

  1. Fuente de energía: Cereal bars typically contain complex carbohydrates from ingredients such as oats and whole grains, which provide sustained-release energy, ideal for maintaining stable energy levels throughout the day.
  2. fiber Whole grains and nuts add fiber to cereal bars, which can help maintain a healthy digestive system, regulate blood sugar, and promote satiety, which can be beneficial for weight management.
  3. Proteins and healthy fats: Depending on the ingredients used, such as nuts and seeds, cereal bars can provide a good amount of protein and healthy fats, which are essential for building and repairing tissue, as well as for proper functioning of the body.
  4. Ingredient control: By making your own cereal bars, you have complete control over the ingredients you use, allowing you to avoid additives, preservatives, and added sugars often found in commercial versions.
  5. Personalization: You can adapt the recipe based on your dietary needs and preferences, adding or removing ingredients as desired, such as opting for organic ingredients, reducing sugar, or adding superfoods like chia seeds or goji berries.

In short, homemade cereal bars can be a nutritious and convenient option for a snack or breakfast, providing a balanced combination of carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats and fiber, without the artificial ingredients often found in commercial versions.

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