Would you believe me if I told you these bars are pretty frugal and also easy to make? I mean minimal fuss. It’s true!
Last school year, I got myself addicted to breakfast bars made with whole ingredients like nuts, dried fruits and honey. They’re so easy to grab and with simple ingredients, I could feel good about trading my egg, fruit and whole grain toast for a quick bar. But the cost? Well, that’s a little more tricky. I spent quite a bit maintaining my little breakfast habit. But now that I am trying to cut back on grocery expenses, the first thing to be cut was my bars. The agony. It’s hard when you develop a habit like this to just cut yourself off, but a glance at the price tag does help (depending on the store, they range from $1.25-$2 each!).
So what now? Breakfast just isn’t as easy anymore. Unless, of course, you whip up some crazy easy granola bars. (What? Doesn’t everyone do this?)
Four ingredients go into this. Four! Heck, you might even have them all on hand to make a batch right now. Seriously. How can you say no to something so simple?
The process? You whip the egg whites, mix it all up with other ingredients, press it in a pan and then bake. So simple. The hardest part is the pressing, because you really have to work the mixture to cover the whole pan — but even that is like nothing.
And the result? Crispy homemade granola bars with a delicious whisper of cinnamon throughout. Perfect for a quick and easy breakfast!
What’s your favorite grab and go breakfast?
This recipe is adapted slightly from Prevention’s Quick and Healthy Low-Fat Cooking.