These crumbly, crunchy bars are just divine! Mix up supermarket snacks with some home-baked treats.
Everyone needs snacks and our family is no different! Whenever Lentil asks for a rice cake or cereal bar I think I really need to come up with some healthy, tasty alternatives to supermarket bought treats that his Papa will also like! That’s not to say that supermarket-bought snacks don’t have their place – of course they do! Some of the big brands now make healthy, organic snacks, which are super convenient. I’d be kidding myself if I thought I could bake all my kids snacks, but I like to try when I can.
These oat slices are yummy. You can add whatever dried fruit you like. For a really sticky slice that doesn’t crumble too much add more honey, or if you’re in the mood for something sweeter, use maple syrup instead of honey. I used honey in this version – saving the maple syrup variety for Mama and Papa!
125g organic oats
60g unsalted butter
50g dried cranberries
5g pumpkin seeds
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
50 ml organic honey
10g organic desiccated coconut flakes
Pre-heat the oven to 200 (180 fan).
Melt the unsalted butter in a medium-sized saucepan. Add all the other ingredients, except the honey, and mix together well. Next stir in the honey and pour the mixture onto a lightly greased baking tray. Press down with a wood spoon /spatula. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden. Set aside to cool and then cut into squares or slices.
Pop into your mouth and enjoy!