Elderly Care Recipes: Homemade Cereal Bars

Elderly Care in Etobicoke

Breakfast is an essential part of your day. Making sure you eat a well-balanced meal at the beginning of the day ensures you have the energy you need to get through all of your elderly care Elderly Care in Etobicokeresponsibilities as well as everything else that you need to do. Taking the time to sit down and eat a whole meal, however, may just not be plausible when you have a full day of errands, appointments, outings, and other tasks already planned out for you. This simple and delicious recipe ensures you do not run out of the house without eating anything and keeps you from giving into those cravings for a sugary doughnut or other unhealthy breakfast.

These homemade cereal bars contain the nutrition of a bowl of cereal and milk, but in a portable form that lets you grab it on the way out the door for an energizing breakfast or a power-boosting snack. Add in a piece of fruit for sustaining energy that will last you throughout the morning and into the afternoon. These bars are also wonderful to have on hand for your parents and their elderly health care services provider to enjoy during the day as a snack or bring along with them on their outings.


What You’ll Need

• 1 1/3 cup Cheerios cereal, or generic equivalent, divided

• 1/2 cup oat flour. You can make your own by blending rolled oats in a blender or food processor until a fine powder. If you take this approach, make sure you measure the flour after grinding rather than before

• 1/4 teaspoon salt

• 3 tablespoons roasted cashew or natural peanut butter

• 5 tablespoons honey or agave syrup

• 1/4 cup yogurt

• 2 mixing bowls

• Whisk

• Rubber spatula

• Small baking dish

• Wax paper

• Heavy object such as a book or aluminum-wrapped brick

• Sharp knife

• Spoon


What to Do

• Put the oat flour and salt into one mixing bowl and lightly combine with the whisk

• Add one cup of cereal and combine

• In the other mixing bowl, warm the nut butter slightly just until it has a stirring consistency

• Add the honey or agave and stir with the rubber spatula until fully combined

• Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and stir with the rubber spatula until fully combined

• Line the baking dish with the parchment paper so that the piece overlaps the edges. This will make it easier to remove your bars once they are set

• Pour the mixture into the dish and press down with the spatula as much as possible to create an even layer

• Place another sheet of parchment paper over the surface and use your hands to press down as hard as you can to compress the mixture

• Use the book or brick to apply further pressure

• Top with the remaining cereal and place in the refrigerator or freezer to solidify

• Spread the yogurt over the top of the bar just before serving. If you want to bring the bar along with you, you can leave out the yogurt or top with coconut butter

If you or an aging loved one are considering elderly care services in Etobicoke, contact the caring professionals at Staff Relief Health Care 24/7 at 905.709.1767.

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