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Five of the best nutty family breakfasts

Healthy and delicious nut butters make perfect granola, muffins and more

Posted: 10 May 2013
by Fiona McKim

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Peanut Butter & Date Granola Bars


00g self-raising flour
300g porridge oats
50g desiccated coconut
100g mixed seeds
125g chopped dates
50g unsalted peanuts, chopped
1 apple grated (skin included)
100g Meridian Smooth Peanut Butter
150g unsalted butter
150g honey


1.     Heat the oven to 170C/150C Fan/ Gas 3. Line a 20cm x 30cm baking tin with greaseproof paper. In a large bowl combine the flour, oats, coconut, seeds, dates and peanuts.

2.     Heat the peanut butter, butter and honey in a saucepan. Stir well as it melts together. Once it’s melted and loose, remove from the heat and add the apple.

3.     Tip the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Tip into the baking tin and press out to the edges and corners. Use the back of a spoon to compact the mixture.

4.     Cook for 20-25mins until it turns golden on top. Let it cool in the tin then cut into 25 bars and store in an airtight tin.

Makes 25

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