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    • Citygirl1
    • By Citygirl1 3rd Dec 17, 10:05 PM
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    Recipes from Eat Well for Less Programme
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 10:05 PM
    Recipes from Eat Well for Less Programme 3rd Dec 17 at 10:05 PM
    I have watched this programme recently and recommended it to my friend who has taken on board the receipe for breakfast bars. I tasted one of hers and they were lovely so I decided to make my own.

    First thing is they have just crumbled and not set at all so I can't make them into bars. What have I done wrong?

    The other thing is, the receipes on these programmes are supposed to be healthy but the bars have butter and golden syrup in them and another receipe for poppy seed muffins which sound good have castor sugar in them. The programme does promote the receipes as healthy, what does everyone think about this?

    I have opted for the breakfast bars because I do buy cereal bars and have one for my break at work twice a day so I thought the home made ones would be heathier.

    Now they have crumbled, my enthusiasm has almost gone.
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    • Daisy Rainbow
    • By Daisy Rainbow 3rd Dec 17, 10:15 PM
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    I agree they're probably not the healthiest thing to have for breakfast, but is it possible that the recipe didn't have enough syrup to bind them? That could be why they have crumbled.Could you crumble them a bit more and use as granola?
    • Citygirl1
    • By Citygirl1 3rd Dec 17, 10:35 PM
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    Thanks for your reply. I did put enough syrup in, followed the receipe so don't know what happened.

    On the programme they say they are healthy as they gave them as an option for a woman who was having a muffin every day from the petrol station for her breakfast. However, they still have butter and syrup but maybe its not so much per bar.
    • Daisy Rainbow
    • By Daisy Rainbow 3rd Dec 17, 10:59 PM
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    Its possible that the recipe was at fault, is it one that you have used before?

    I always had the same problem with flapjacks. No matter what I did they never stuck together! I gave up in the end
    • sooty&sweep
    • By sooty&sweep 3rd Dec 17, 11:44 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 11:44 PM
    Hi

    Personally I'm of the view that just because they've got sugar or butter in them doesn't make them unhealthy. It depends how much & what they are with.
    If you're combining them with porridge oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruit etc I'd be OK with that.
    Especially if the alternative is a muffin from a petrol station !
    Jen
    • JIL
    • By JIL 4th Dec 17, 2:19 AM
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    Thrifty Lesley does a fantastic granola bar recipe.

    I have taken the basic and I add different, nuts, seeds and fruit to mine.

    Nigella also does a breakfast bar that uses a tin of condensed milk.

    If you like breakfast muffins there is a yogurt and raspberry cake recipe that also makes a great muffin, I use all sorts of different fresh berries and they turn out well.
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 4th Dec 17, 8:30 AM
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    Its possible that the recipe was at fault, is it one that you have used before?

    I always had the same problem with flapjacks. No matter what I did they never stuck together! I gave up in the end
    Originally posted by Daisy Rainbow
    Add some pulped dates (soak in a small quantity of hot water first) to the mix instead of some of the syrup. With a bit of heat, it sets hard.
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    • By PasturesNew 4th Dec 17, 8:34 AM
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    • 4th Dec 17, 8:34 AM
    The programme was about making comparative changes to specific families' buying habits.

    Things were cheaper than, better than, easier than, or healthier than what they were currently doing. That doesn't make any one individual item cheaper/better/easier/healthier for everybody.

    The item cooked was healthier than what they were doing - it'd be healthier to not have it at all.

    You have to take the whole message and put it in context.
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