Monday, 25 March 2013

Fruity Breakfast Bars

If we go hiking I always make this little miracle bars. Last weekend we went to Isle of Wight  and these bars were life saver in the forest:) Everything you need is in this slice: fruit, nuts, fibre and protein. It is also really quick to make, so there is no excuse any more to carry a Snickers or Mars bar in your back pack.

Fruity Breakfast Bar

Ingredients(makes 16)
310 g ready-made apple sauce or pie filing
140 g ready-to-eat dried apricot, hopped
130 g raisins
50 g demerara sugar
55 g sunflower seed
40 g sesame seed
30 g pumpkin seed/ pistachio
80 g rolled oats
80 g self raising flour
60 g desiccated coconut
3 eggs

50 g dark chocolate chips-optional

Preheat the oven to 200C and line a 20 cm square or rectangle tin with baking paper.

Put the apple sauce in a large bowl with the apricots, raisins, sugar and the sunflower, sesame and pumpkin sees and stir together with a wooden spoon until throughtly mixed.

Add the oats, flour, coconut and eggs to the fruit mixture and gently stir together until evenly combined.

Turn the mixture into the tin and spread to the edges in an even layer. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden and just firm to the touch.

Leave to cool in the tin, then lift out on to a board and cut into bars.

You can replace any of the nuts or fruits if you want so. You can tailor it to your preference.

And this is us during our trip on the Isle of Wight. Surely, we only made it because we had the breakfast bars on hand:)

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