I have a lot of amazing pictures of food on my Instagram feed! I love learning new recipes (not that I tend to cook often) and picking up little tips on creating healthy foods for myself. The other day, something sweet caught my eye. I read on, but decided to change it up a little. So i’d like to share with you guys what I made up the other day.
I am OBSESSED with sugar. Cakes, desserts, chocolate… the lot! The guys at work have picked up on this habit and it doesn’t help that there is a new cake baked every few days… So instead of trying everything in sight, I decided to think of healthier ways of getting my sugar fix.
What I am about to tell you will BLOW your mind (if you’re anything like me) and it is one the most simplest of things to make. It is certainly something I will make plenty of as it is also done in a matter of minutes. Fortunately, you can do this on a budget if you’re a little bit skint’od. All you need is:
- Oat flakes
- Organic/natural honey
- Peanut butter
- Pumpkin seeds/sunflower seeds/etc
Sweet oat bars.
First, put in a couple of heaped teaspoons of honey, with one heaped teaspoon of peanut butter into a bowl and put on a 20/30 second (depending on your microwave) heat blast, just enough for it to melt. Mix together so it becomes one.
Add in two parts (I guesstimate, as you very well may tell! – Work it to the portion of bars you want to make) of oats to the mixture and stir together. It should now stick together and go ‘clumpy’. Add in your choice of seeds (or nuts/raisins etc – YUM!) to the oats and mix again.
Now put it all into a tray. Mine was just a small one as I was just playing around with the idea. As you can see.
Then put the tray into the freezer for 20/30 minutes (yes, that Is all!) take out, and cut. I went for small squares as a tester so I can use them as nibblets throughout the day or pre-run, but it is up to you. Once cut, I kept them in the fridge to keep them fresh but they should last you a while too as the ingredients don’t tend to go off quick. They stop the cravings, are very delicious and a healthier version of a sweet treat!