Recipe: Fruity breakfast bars

Breakfast is the most important meal of a day but so easily missed. A quick slice of buttery toast, a flaky croissant from the coffee shop or a plastic bowl of cereal hurriedly eaten on the train are often the choice for busy commuters. But you can be healthy and still eat something substantial on the go. Flahavan's challenged me to #betteryourbreakfast and put together something a little different for the morning. Make these simple fruity breakfast bars on a Sunday night and you'll have something tasty and filling for the rest of the week.

50g desiccated coconut
250g Flahavan's Irish Porridge Oats Multi Seed*
100g chopped dates
1 can of condensed milk
125g mixed nuts
75g apricots

1. Warm the condensed milk in a large pan. Pre-heat the oven at 130 degree - adjust if you're using a fan oven.

2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl before pouring in the milk. Give a good sure to ensure everything is coated.

3. Line a 9x13 inch pan with greased parchment paper before pouring on the mixture. Make sure it's all evenly spread and pat it down with a spatula.

4. Pop in the oven for around 30 minutes or so. Keeping checking them as some ovens cook quicker or slower.

5. Leave in the dish for around 15 minutes.

6. Cut into 16 chunky slices and let them cool down completely. Store them in a cake tin to help keep them fresh.

As always please do send me a tweet if you make them, I'd love to know!

Inspiration for the recipe taken from Queen Nigella!


  1. Ooh, these look delicious! I usually try to eat breakfast but you're right-convenience often wins out over health. I'll have to give these a try!

    XO Amie

    Credit Crunch Chic

  2. These look amazing!! Definitely going to make them, I've been trying to find alternatives to my usual sweet snacks. Would love if you could check out my recent fashion post? :)

    The Fashion Road

  3. Ughhhh, these look amazing. Come bake for me, Soph. x Rebecca -

  4. Mmm these look soooooo good, I might have to give these a try!

    Caroline xx

  5. These look yummy! Definitelu need to try that recipe out!

    - Elodie x

  6. These look so good! I was recently given a recipe for cranberry breakfast bars made with quinoa?! Sounds crazy but I wanna give it a go. I'll let you know how I get on :) x


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