These are our quick dash breakfast bars. On the day we have to be up and out the door by 7:30 AM and yes we do do this once a week. This may be the real reason we homeschool – we have no early birds! And I have to usually drag the three youngest sleepy heads from the depths of sleep. Here is what you are aiming for:
Only four ingredients to remember even in a semi-conscious, pre-dawn daze I can manage to turf them all together and in the twenty minutes it takes everyone to be up and dressed, teeth scrubbed and strapped in their car-seats these are done. I just grab the pan and go, by the time we get to our destination they are cool enough to munch!
Let’s Meet the Players:
- 400 g rolled oats
- 300g butter
- 200g sticky brown sugar
- 1 tbsp golden syrup
Let’s Play the Game:
Step 1: Measure the oats in a large bowl and keep on the side.
Step 2: Measure your butter, sugar and syrup into a pot. Maybe a bit of a bigger pot than the one we used. But hay – this is the pre-dawn after all!
Step 3: Pop your pot onto a stove top and heat gently until the sugar has melted. Don’t leave it, you don’t want it to boil.
Step 4: Once you sugar mixture has melted then remove it from the heat and pour it out, onto the waiting oats…
Step 5: Mix, mix, mix. Make sure that all the oats are covered…
Step 6: Pop it into a well-greased tray. Spread it out evenly and push it down if need be.
Step 7: Pop it into a medium oven – 180 degree Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit). Bake for about twenty minutes until it is golden brown on top. Once it has been out of the oven for about two minutes use a sharp knife and slice it into bars. Leave it in the tray to cool.
Frankly I can live with this for breakfast.