Category Archives: Baking: Bars

Recipe: Quinoa Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

It’s Saturday again and Central Market day! Love walking there after church and just looking at all the fresh fruits and produce on the shelves :) I found blueberries on sale today for $3.95 a punnet so I decided to make blueberry bars for next week’s breakfast! Dont you just love it when cooked blueberries burst and pop out of their skins in your mouth? :)

Dry ingredients:
1 cup quinoa flakes
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup oat flour
1/4 cup oats
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon organic ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Whisk the dry ingredients together. Add in the following ingredients and mix well.

1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup olive oil
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup rice, hemp or nut milk/ vanilla yoghurt
1/4 teaspoon apple cidar vinegar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Beat until smooth. The batter will be thick and sticky.

Add in:
1 cup wild blueberries

Stir to distribute.

Plop the batter into the cake pan and using a rubber spatula press the batter into the corners and smooth the top.
Bake in the center of the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or so, until firm. The edges will be golden, the center should be firm to the touch.

Makes 9 large bars or eat straight out of the pan like me :) Was supposed to keep it for 1 week of brekkie next week but Im only left with 2 bars :( Whoops!

Im going to make Peanut Butter granola next! :D

P.S. Thank you for being such a good friend and calling up regularly to make sure everything is fine even though you are so busy with work! :) Very much appreciated! xx

Recipe: Toffee Pecan Chocolate Chip Bar

Toffee Bars Ingredients:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup lightly-packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup Wether’s Original Toffee sweets (cut into 3)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (milk, bittersweet or dark)

Toffee Topping Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup lightly-packed brown sugar

Heat oven to 180C

Combine flour and brown sugar in large bowl. Cut the butter into the mixture until fine crumbs form, although a few large crumbs may remain. Press mixture onto bottom of ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Sprinkle pecans and toffee sweets over crust. Prepare toffee topping (instructions below); drizzle evenly over pecans and crust.
Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until topping is bubbly and golden; remove from oven. Immediately sprinkle milk chocolate chips evenly over top; press gently onto surface. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

Toffee Topping: Combine 2/3 cup butter and 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar in small saucepan; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Continue boiling, stirring constantly, 30 seconds. Use immediately.