Vegan Blueberry & Banana Breakfast Bars

5.30am.. snooze.

5.45am.. snooze.

6.12am… snooze.

6.37am… oh shhhhi…..

If you’re anything like me, this will be your routine in the morning. Whilst most days I like to get up early, prepare for the day and eat a big tasty breakfast, other days… well, this is the reality.

I will go on about it again and again, but breakfast is SO important. Not only does it set you up for the day, it awakes the metabolic processes inside your body, gives you energy for the day ahead and improves concentration and cognitive function (come on, I mean, who gets much done on an empty stomach).

Often however, my breakfast is very much grab and go. Something I can eat at my desk, something I can can eat in the car. Whilst we should ideally make time to sit down and enjoy our food, sometimes it’s just not realistic.

This recipe is quick, nutritious, nut free AND vegan – not something you can often find it the supermarkets (do ya feel me nut free friends?) Fibre? Tick. Fruits and seeds? Tick. Chocolate?! Double tick!!

What You Need

• 1 cup of oats

• 1 cup of self raising flour

• 1tbsp cinnamon

• 3 tbsp of cocoa powder

• 1 tbsp of light brown sugar (optional)

• 1 tbsp sugar free syrup

• 1 cup of coconut milk

• 1 tbsp dairy free spread, melted (I use olive spread)

• 1 large banana (or 2 small ones)

• 2 tbsp chia seeds

• 1 cup of blueberries

Let’s Get Started (it’s SO easy!)

Simply pop all the dry ingredients into the bowl. Mix well.

Then add the wet ones. Mix again!

Looks like this!

Now throw in ya bananas – mash em with a fork then mix em into the mix.

Now for the rest of the ingredients. Add those chia seeds and blueberries and you know what to do…. mix it mix it.

Pop it in a tin with some grease proof paper and bake for 20 minutes at 200c/gas mark 6.

Take it out, leave to cool and then slice into 6 (or 4 for all the hungry bears out there).

Pop in a tub and keep ready for a fast paced morning (or a tasty snack)!

And THAT’S IT! Simple as that x

Super yummy, slow releasing, nutritious morning treats – a quick breakfast option for all!

Emma x

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