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Fruit & Nut Oat Bars

Fruit & Nut Oat Bars
We all know Breakfast is the most important meal of the day...eat like a king and all that (I tend to eat like a king for lunch and dinner too, mind you 😋). You've also got to do your best to keep those horrible mid morning hunger pangs at bay and to stop the sneaky 11am biscuit tin raid!

I make a batch of these grab and go Fruit and Nut Porridge Oat Bars very regularly for mornings when time is too short to sit down for breakfast - and during term time that's quite often in this house. I'm sharing the recipe with you today to celebrate the Wake Up To Organic campaign, this year on the 14th June 2017. Independent shops and cafe's across the country will be serving up free organic mini breakfasts to showcase the delicious range of organic food and drink they have on offer, demonstrating how simple it is to make the switch to organic and how important eating a healthy and nutritious breakfast is. To find your local place to grab a free organic breakie on the 14th June take a look at the Wake Up To Organic website - you can also share your favourite organic breakfast using the #WakeUpToOrganic hashtag.

The UK's appetite for organic food is growing, as people become more aware of the benefits to the environment and knowing what's in their food. Wake Up To Organic hopes to encourage more people to try organic, with breakfast being a great place to start.

REASONS TO TRY ORGANIC:

  • Good for you - natural, tasty, fewer pesticides.
  • Good for animals - high standards of animal welfare with no routine use of antibiotics.
  • Good for the planet - high environmental standards, promoting and supporting up to 50% more wildlife.
Fruit & Nut Oat Bars


TOP TIPS FOR MAKING THESE FRUIT AND NUT PORRIDGE OAT BARS:

  • You can vary the dried fruit and nuts in the oat bars to whatever you fancy. I used dried apricots, raisins, dried cranberries, chopped pecans and some pumpkin seeds. As long as the weight adds up to 340g it will work.
  • These bars are also great for quick after school snacks or for popping into the kids lunchboxes.
  • If you don't like almond butter use 150g butter instead.

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Fruit & Nut Oat Bars

FRUIT AND NUT PORRIDGE OAT BARS


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Fruit and Not Oat Bars

FRUIT AND NUT OAT BARS

An on the go healthy breakfast bar with oats, dried fruit and nuts..
Ingredients
  • 370g Organic Porridge Oats
  • 125g Plain Flour
  • 1 TSP Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 TSP Vanilla Extract
  • 100g Butter
  • 50g Organic Almond Butter
  • 175g Organic Honey
  • 5 TSBP Dark Brown Sugar
  • 340g Dried Fruit, Nuts and Seeds – I used dried apricots, raisins, dried cranberries, pecan nuts, pumpkin seeds and dessicated coconut
Instructions
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 170 C (150 C Fan) and line a 30 x 20cm baking tin with baking paper.Step 2: Melt the vanilla extract, butter, almond butter, honey and dark brown sugar in the microwave then stir all of the ingredients into al arge bowl. Once thoroughly combined press into the tin.Step 3: Bake for 20 minutes.Step 4: Cool before cutting into bars.

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Yield: 16 bars


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Disclosure: I received a shopping voucher and organic food hamper for writing this post. All thoughts are my own.

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