This simple no-bake oatmeal squares recipe is a great substitute for store-bought granola and breakfast bars. The peanut butter can be swapped out for any other nut butter or even soy butter if nut allergies are a concern. You can also use any variety of puffed cereal you like, such as puffed quinoa.
Makes 12 servings
1/4 cup liquid honey
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup large-flake rolled oats
1 cup puffed rice cereal (Rice Krispies)
1/4 cup chopped almonds, toasted
1/2 cup unsweetened dried cranberries
- In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the honey, peanut butter, sugar, maple syrup, oil and cinnamon. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes, until the sugar has completely dissolved. Stir in the vanilla.
- Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine the oats, cereal, almonds and cranberries. Add the peanut butter mixture and stir until well combined.
- Pat the mixture into an 8- × 8-inch baking pan lightly sprayed with vegetable oil. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 minutes, just until firm. Cut into 12 even squares. Squares will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Nutritional Information per Serving
Calories 70 * Carbohydrates 17 g * Fibre 0.8 g * Protein 3.5 g * Fat 5.8 g * Saturated Fat 0.8 g * Cholesterol 0 mg * Sodium 40 mg