I believe that these breakfast bars are so easy to make that with a little help even a 5-year old could prepare them in less than 10 minutes.  They are unsweetened which makes them great for kids lunch boxes and because they are laoded with fibre they will keep you feeling full for longer.  Make a batch over the weekend and enjoy them for mid morning snacks.  The addition of chocolate is not really necessary, but then I figured that since the recipe has no sugar or added fat these really good for you bars could do a little naughtiness.


Breakfast Bars
Makes 18cm tin

–  1 cup muesli (preferably choose a nutty sugar free one)
– 1 1/2 cups oats
–  1 1/4 cups mashed very ripe banana
–  pinch of salt
–  100g dark chocolate
–  1 tsp vanilla

Start by preheating the oven to 180°C.  Then spray a square cake tin with non stick spray or grease it.  Now mash the bananas until smooth, then add the vanilla and salt and mix it into the banana.  Now add the muesli and oats and stir thorougly, before pressing into the baking dish.  Place on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly, before tipping out and cutting into squares.

Place a glass bowl over a small saucepan make sure it doesn’t touch the water, now add the chocolate and place on the heat.  Leave over the heat for a few minutes, don’t be tempted to stir it, just allow the chocolate to melt.  After a few minutes check if all the chocolate is melted and then dip the tips of the bars into the chocolate, before placing on a sheet of wax paper.