APPLE OAT BARS
An easy snack when you're on the go, and also for kids' lunch boxes.
- 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3 tsp mixed spice
- 1 cup oats
- 2 Granny Smith apples, coarsely grated
- ½ cup sultanas
- ½ cup low fat natural yoghurt
- 1 egg
- 1¼ cup apple juice
- ½ cup honey or maple syrup
- 30 gm walnuts or flaked almonds
Preheat oven to 150°C. Grease and line a 3 cm deep, 16 cm x 28 cm (base) baking pan with baking paper.
Mix together the dry ingredients – sift the flour, baking soda and spices into a large bowl. Add the oats, apple and sultanas and stir to combine.
Mix together the wet ingredients – in a separate bowl, whisk together the yoghurt, egg, apple juice and honey (or maple syrup). Add to the flour mixture and using a metal spoon, fold until just combined. Do not over-mix.
Cooking: Spoon this mixture into the prepared baking tray and sprinkle with walnuts or flaked almonds. Bake in a preheated oven for 40 – 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow the apple oat bars to cool completely before cutting into 18 pieces.
Store in an airtight container. The bars can be frozen.