My sister has recently decided to go vegan.
Which has meant that while I already have a bunch of vegan recipes on SST, I’ve had to create a few more savory recipes for her to enjoy with the family. (Because no matter how great it seems to me, she doesn’t just want to eat dessert all the time.) Mainly, this just means making vegan alternatives to our classic dinner recipes at home. (Such as vegan spaghetti, vegan, pizza, and even vegan hamburgers!)
Today’s recipe is in honor of my little sis: it’s a vegan version of my favorite childhood breakfast food– cereal bars. Cereal bars are perfect because they have all the taste of cereal, minus the 10+ minutes it takes to prepare and enjoy a whole bowl of it. And these bars are in fact better than classic cereal bars, because they only have 79 calories and 6g sugar, while cereal bars such as Fruity Cheerios bars have upwards of 9g sugar and 150 calories!
Not to mention, these are perfect to make the weekend beforehand, and then enjoy for the next week or two as breakfast, a healthy snack, or even a satisfying dessert! And if you live in an apartment at college, you can easily slip one or two into a plastic bag and enjoy them on your way to class in the morning! 🙂
Vegan, all natural, no butter, sugar, oil, or corn syrup– I dare you to find a cereal bar healthier than this one! 😉
Vegan Cereal Bars
- 3 c vegan cereal of choice
- 1/3 c natural peanut butter (or other nut butter of choice)
- 1/4 c agave (or maple syrup, honey)
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 c whole wheat flour
Line an 8″x8″ pan with parchment paper, wax paper, or tin foil. Lightly grease. In a large bowl, stir together peanut butter, agave, and salt. Add cereal and stir until combined. Addl whole wheat flour and stir for 30 seconds-1 minute, or until the mixture is thick. Scoop into pan and press down with your fingers (I suggest wetting your fingers with cold water beforehand, so the bars don’t stick to your hands). If desired, crush up cereal in a plastic bag and sprinkle over top the mixture, then press into it to fill any cracks. Refrigerate for 30 minutes-1 hour, until they’re solid. Cut with a cold, clean knife. Enjoy! Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information (from myfitnesspal.com)
(Yields 16 servings)
Nutrition information calculated using Puffins Cinnamon Cereal. If choosing to use another cereal, add the amount of calories the cereal contributes to 51 calories, 3g fat, 6g carbs, 2g protein.