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‘I should CoCo!’ Breakfast Bars made using coconut oil

‘I should CoCo!’ Breakfast Bars made using Coconut oil (or anytime bars :-)

I’ve been experimenting  a lot with coconut oil as the benefits are supposed to be  immense,  even if the oil itself is very calorific. BUT it’s good fat – apparently! So I have developed the most wonderful ‘I should CoCo Bars’ perfect for breakfast or any time. Who doesn’t want Breakfast Bars made using Coconut oil so scrummy. They are made not only using Coconut oil, but pumpkins seeds, oats and honey! Delicious!

Flipping lovely at anytime. Would be perfect before or after exercise! I used ‘VitaCoco’ as its raw and organic and readily available at the supermarket. Did you know there are so many amazing uses for coconut oil – from recipes to skin & hair care and also for whitening teeth?! I have a lot of experimenting to do and I’m looking forward to developing more recipes with Vito Coco Coconut Oil. Already I’m using it for frying, lovely. Next I hope to make a nice fruity loaf! Watch this space.

Ingredients

  • 125g Raw Organic Coconut oil – it will be solid and white in appearance
  • 125g Honey – I used Clear
  • 170g Oats -I used Scotch Porridge (I think you can get Gluten Free Oats)
  • 50g Dried Cranberries
  • 50g Pumpkin Seeds
  • 75g Chopped Dried Apricots

Preparation Method

  1. I wanted bars so I made mine in 2 loaf tins with liners (I’m lazy :-) )
  2. Preheat the oven 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4
  3. In a saucepan melt the coconut oil and honey until clear
  4. Add the oats, seeds and fruits stir really well
  5. Press the mix into the tin/s – I used the back of a spoon to level
  6. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until golden brown and firm
  7. Leave to cool totally in the tin – you need to do this as tempting as it is to try some :-)
  8. When cool cut into bars or squares – they are quite crumbly, but lovely and are firmer the next day
  9. Really delicious!

Comments

Susan says:
Good and I doubled up Clare because it looks so good xxx
Angela says:
These look delicious! I love anything with coconut oil :-) Would love for you to share at the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up at: www.marathonsandmotivation.com
    Clare x says:
    will do - I'll have a look at the linky x
Honest Mum says:
These are amazing!
Rachael says:
How many bars does it make? 2lb or 1lb loaf tins?
    Clare x says:
    I got 14 Rachael and i only used loaf tins as I'm lazy and I have liners for them :-) 2llb ones but 1llb would work, I also know people who have made them in normal tins and cut squares not bars x
Debbie says:
Hi Clare, love the look of these bars. I'm not a lover of apricots, it shouldn't hurt to use a substitute like dried berries though, should it? Will be trying this recipe for sure. xx
    Clare x says:
    Debbie - it will be fine using other berries - tonight I'm going to make some with Goji Berries Cx
Jane McCabe says:
Lovely! Gonna try these at the weekend.
    Clare x says:
    Make sure you send me a pic Mrs!
Eb Gargano / easypeasyfoodie.com says:
These look fab, Clare and so healthy - yum! Eb x
    Clare x says:
    Thanks Eb - they are divine :-) x
Ilka says:
Love a healthy granola bar like this - your ingredients are beautiful! Pinning and stumbleing! Love it!
Angela says:
Love this recipe! I have just gotten back in to some endurance training and was looking for a healthy source of nutrition while doing some very long bike rides. This will be perfect, thank you for sharing! Pinned :-)
Trish says:
Just about to make these for the 4th time, absolutely gorgeous and healthy too x
    Clare x says:
    Greta to hear! Cx
Carole Tomei says:
Am really into anything coconutty at the moment so will try this.
    Clare x says:
    They are so good Carole Cx