Apple oat bars recipe

Apple oat bars recipe
Ingredients
  • 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, coarsely grated
  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • 1/2 cup low fat natural yoghurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 30g walnuts
Easy snack when you're on the go, and also for kids' lunch boxes.
18
45 minutes

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 150°C. Grease and line a 3cm deep, 16cm x 28cm (base) baking pan with baking paper.

Method

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 seperate bowl, whisk together the yoghurt, egg, apple juice and honey. Add to the flour mixture and using a metal spoon, fold until just combined. Do not over-mix.

Cooking the bars:
Spoon this mixture into the prepared baking tray and sprinkle with walnuts. Bake in a preheated oven for 40 - 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes clean. Remove from the oven and allow the apple oat bars to cool completely before cutting into 18 pieces.

Alternatives:
This also works with maple syrup instead of honey. Top with flaked almonds, instead of walnuts.

Storage:
Store in an airtight container. The apple oat bars can also be frozen.