When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is hit the snooze button. I snooze for 1o minutes, sometimes more, and sometimes I even dread the day ahead. Yes it's really 6.30am. But you know the thing that gets me out of bed? BREAKFAST!
Yes, it's time to eat.
Now, my usual breakie of choice is sometimes eggs, sometimes museli, but the other day I decided to make a 'Power Breakie Bar!' Oh yeah, this bar was going to be like no other cereal bar on earth, it would have pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, toasted coconut and linseeds for luck. (All the seeds provide umpteen amounts of Omega 3,6 and 9 and are great for skin, hair, nails and support your metabolism for supported weight loss... as well as an even longer list of health benefits...! Fantastic.)
... And in addition to all the above, they're also gluten free and require no baking at all - hooray!
This is what they turned out like. I'm pretty proud of these bars and my friends now you can get yourself a Power Breakie Bar too - and who knows, maybe you will grow wings.
So here's the ingredients and method.
1 1/4 cup jumbo oat museli mix
1 1/2 cup crisp rice cereal
1 cup brown rice syrup
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon neilsen massey vanilla extract (the only certified gluten free vanilla essence)
First of all, put the coconut on a baking tray and pop into a preheated oven of 180 degrees.
Bake for 5 minutes, take out and toss the coconut so you can brown the other side for another 5 minutes.
When both sides are toasted, toss the coconut in a bowl with the other dry ingredients.
In a saucepan heat the rice syrup, sugar, vanilla until they start to bubble. Bubble away for another 5 minutes.
Now pour the syrup into the dry ingredients and stir stir STIR!
Combine until all the dry ingredients are wet.
Pour out into a greaseproof paper lined baking tray/dish and flatten into out large rectangle.
Leave to cool so it can harden, before cutting into bars.
Now you have the POWER! Go get 'em tiger!