Breakfast Bars

A quick post today before we head out to Aidan’s “favourite op-shop”, yep, he has a favourite, definitely a toy thing.
Amelie has been loving school…phewww, so I felt like she needed a “well done” kind of treat and a treat from me often involves some making & baking.  
Aidan helped make this so it’s a good one for kids to be involved in.

Breakfast Bars
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Recipe type: Bars
  • ½ cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 weetbix/vitabrits, broken up
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1¼ cups fruit & nut cereal or fruit & nut muesli
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp vegetable or olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  1. preheat oven to 170C and line 20cm tin with baking paper
  2. combine all dry ingredients in a bowl
  3. mix milk, egg, oil and honey together and pour into dry ingredients, mix until combine
  4. pour into prepared tin and bake for 25-30 min or until golden
  5. allow to cool and cut into bars
* if you find the mixture is too wet, add a little more wholemeal flour, it should be slightly wet, not a stiff mixture

Have a happy Friday ♥

  • I was thinking of you yesterday whilst baking packet mix cupcakes! How very lazy of me! They worked perfectly though I was wrapped! Have a great weekend xx

  • How funny, I was just about to go looking for a recipe for breakfast bars! For a change from the muffins I've been baking lately. Thank you for sharing.
    So glad to here your girl has warmed up to school, it's such a big transition for the little folk.

  • baking now!

  • I think my kids would really go for that – almost like having a biscuit for breakfast but it's healthy.

  • Oh…your timing couldn't be better!!

  • Yum!

    So glad to hear that Amelie is loving school now 🙂

  • Adding these to the list for next week- Yummo:)

  • Mmmm, they look good! I dont eat cereal, but mixed into these, I could probably handle it 🙂

  • wow – i was just thinking about making these too! you are amazing!
    I hear "can we go to the op shop?" pretty often at our house too!

  • aww lovely to hear Amelia has settled down and is loving school it makes it so much easier for you ;-)) those look yummy my little one would like those, have a lovely weekend, hugs dee x

  • I love that Aidan has a favourite Op shop.
    And it's such wonderful news Amelie's loving school! BIG PHEW!!! ANd big hugs xo

  • Yummy! Thanks for this wonderful recipe, will be trying it out over the weekend for sure!

  • Mmmm, they look yummy. And just the thing to try out on my wee kiddies. Hope you had fun op-shopping.

  • i am going to be spending the afternoon baking, with my kids helping out. i think i have the ingredients for this … maybe i should add this to the list too 🙂

  • I should make these and will make these. A healthier alternative to chocolate croissants my little boy loves! Have a lovely weekend. x

  • Love these bars!! I will also be making these this weekend. Glad to hear School is becoming normal.

  • Hmmm, Hmmmm, HMMMM. Looking good!
    How was your day out, Aiden must have had a most lovely time!
    Enjoy your evening, dearest Cathie and the weekend!! xxxxx

  • that's Aidan, silly me. Hugs xoxoxo

  • this looks like such a great recipe! i'll be baking some of these tomorrow i think! perfect to take to work and to send to work with the boyfriend!
    thanks so much for sharing!

  • ah these are my favorite. they look gorgeous. best wishes.

  • Tas

    Oh, they look yummy. Definately going to give them a go!

  • Oh what a lovely big sigh of relief for you, that Amelie's enjoying school. I understand the urge to bake for them – it's just like a big cuddle! I'm feeling similar relief that Doots is settling in to kinder pretty well. Exhausted, but not freaked out.

    Have a lovely weekend Cathie xx

  • Hi Cathie, that breakfast bar looks delish! I'm new-ish to your blog and didn't know your kids' name until now. Aidan and Amelie were favourite names of mine when I was choosing for my baby! 😉

  • Wow that looks really good, must try it! My mum used to make some kind of slice using weetbix, but I admit it did have chocolate icing :).

    BTW, your blog does take a little while to load for my connection.

  • That looks so delicious. I'll definitely try it soon.

  • Can you tell that I'm getting my dose of m.e. I've really missed you, and it's all my fault I've been missing out on your lovely posts. I've got this one printed out and ready to make on the weekend for kinder snacks. It's perfect! xx

  • Sam Murray

    Thanks for this recipe, Cathie…I've been looking for a way to get back into eating breakfast. No need to look anymore.

    I doubled the mix and also added crumbed walnuts, psyllium husk and seeds, linseed, oat bran, pepitas and sunflower kernels….it turned out great…and tastes even better!

    Looks like this will be a weekly feature in this household.

    Thanks again.


  • Interesting, but I have to ask what (aweetbix/vitabrits) are? I thought it was the cereal, but saw that lower on the list.