There are quite a few recipes for cereal bars out there but I wanted something that was made without any butter and tried to be as healthy as possible. I seen this recipe and was amazed there was no butter and used honey as the binding agent. I’ve been hooked ever since, these are a good alternative to the supermarket bars out there.

The bars don’t have the same texture as a flapjack it’s drier (it doesn’t contain the butter and golden syrup) but to make it less dry you can add more honey.

Healthy honey breakfast bars
Yields 10
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
  1. 1 1/2 cups – oats
  2. 1 1/2 cups – rice cereal
  3. *1/2 cup – chopped almonds or walnuts or cashew any nuts of your choice or you can mix the nuts
  4. 3/4 cup – honey
  5. 1 tbsp – water
  6. 1 tsp – pure vanilla extract
  7. 1/2 tsp – cinnamon
  8. 1/2 tsp – ground ginger
  9. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  10. 1/2 cup – sultanas
  1. 1. Preheat your oven to 150°C. Grease and line a square tin with baking paper
  2. 2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the honey, water, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk until evenly mixed. Then, combine the oats, rice cereal, chopped almonds, and sultanas into the syrup mixture.
  3. 3. Put the mixture in a the baking tray and use a spatula to make it level.
  4. 4. Bake at 150°C degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  5. 5. Once completely cooled, remove and slice into bars (However big you prefer)
  1. I changed this recipe a bit, the original called for more nuts and I only used 1/2 a cup so I added rice cereal to replace it, I didn’t use cranberries and replaced it with sultanas as I usually have them in my cupboard. I also added a sprinkle of dark brown sugar on top.
  2. You can also be experimental and put other ingredients in too like coconut, chocolate chips, banana chips, dates, prunes, cherries, seeds etc…give it a go 🙂
  3. * I cut the nuts into small pieces, this made it easier to cut the bars when they were cooled, also make sure you have enough honey to bind the mixture sometimes I add slightly more.
Adapted from sweet sonian
Adapted from sweet sonian