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I’m still on a journey of making baking treats that don’t contain as much sugar and this recipe was a combination of oat muffin recipes which I found online. As you can see, the mixture was very flapjack like so rather than adding more liquid I just put it into a flat baking tray to make these delicious oat bars. This recipe was a bit of an experiment for me and it turned out okay, not too sweet but very filling.
My top nutritional ingredient from these bars are the oats, a staple in most households and fairly cheap in the supermarket depending on the brand. Studies show that oats have many health benefits and are known to be one of the healthiest grains on earth. In the UK, many people do not consume enough fibre and oats are a great source of fibre which helps to keep the gut healthy and possibly reducing issues such as constipation.
Recipe: Healthy oat bars (makes 16)
220g oats, extra to sprinkle on top
1 tbsp maple syrup
60g soft brown sugar
140g wholemeal flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp mixed spice
- Firstly, preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and line a baking tin with parchment paper.
- Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk the wet ingredients separately.
- Gently combine together, stirring well and pour into the prepared baking tray.
- Bake in the oven for 25 minutes and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before eating.
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*Nutritional information sourced through the British Nutrition Website.