The idea of preparing this delicious and healthy breakfast bar came from Dr Hazel Wallace, aka The Food Medic – a blog that I have been following for over a year now and has been my great help both mentally and physically. Definitely check out Hazel’s blog and listen to her podcast, I promise it will not disappoint.
I used to make baked oatmeal bars but stopped for some reason, so I was delighted to see this recipe popping up on my Instagram feed. It is easy, quick, delicious, healthy and nutritious, and you can play with the ingredients to meet your dietary requirements. Perfect with some yoghurt and fresh fruit for breakfast or as a snack in the afternoon. Hazel’s original recipe is with raisins, so I had to modify the recipe a little bit as raisins are one of the very few things I don’t like. I decided to use mixed nuts and fruits this time, but would be delicious with walnuts as well.
Keep the bars in the fridge in airtight container and will be a great breakfast/dessert option for a couple of days. Perfect with some yoghurt, fresh fruit and you can also drizzle a bit of honey on top for extra sweetness.
But now, let’s see the recipe!
- 260g oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 200g smooth apple sauce
- 150ml milk (can be plant-based)
- 45ml maple syrup or honey
- 1 apple, cored and chopped
- 60g mixed nuts
- Preheat the oven to 180C and place parchment paper in a baking tin
- Combine the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg in a large bowl.
- Add the apple sauce, milk, and maple syrup/honey and mix it well before adding the apple chunks and nuts, folding them carefully into the mixture
- Pour the mixture into the baking tin and distribute it evenly
- Bake it for approximately 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.
- Make sure you cool it for a bit before slicing and serving.
- If you cannot find ready-made apple sauce in the grocery store, check out my previous blogpost about how to make it at home. Super easy, delicious and you can control the sugar level as well.
- You can obviously prepare it with different fruit that has similar texture to the apple such as pear and also use different nuts depending on your likes. If you like raisins, definitely add a bunch to the mix!
Enjoy and until next time,
Nora from My Honeycomb Kitchen