Grab and granola fruit and oat bars
These make a brilliant on-the-go breakfast, or are great as part of a packed lunch - or an anytime pickme-up. They’re packed with fibre, while nuts and egg provide protein. Oats have a low glycemic index so you feel full longer, making it easier to resist the urge to keep noshing.
Be sure to measure the honey by weight not volume, and don’t let the mixture cool completely before cutting or they’ll be too hard to cut into neat bars.
230g rolled oats
70g wholemeal flour
70g strong plain flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
60g mixed dried fruit, eg sultanas, raisins, chopped apricots, or any combination
2 tbsp chopped nuts and seeds, eg hazelnuts with pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds Pinch of fine sea salt
140g clear honey
1 egg, beaten
120ml melted coconut oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 175°C. Lightly oil a 22 x 30 cm baking pan and line the bottom and two short sides with a sheet of baking parchment.
In a large bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients. Make a well in the centre, and pour in the honey, egg, oil and vanilla.
Mix well then at the mixture evenly into the prepared tin. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, just until the bars begin to turn golden at the edges.
Cool for five minutes, then cut into bars while still warm.