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    Default Fruit & Oat bar recipes please

    My DS was given a few of those fruit & oat bars (made by Heinz, small individually wrapped little sticky bars!) - he absolutely loves them!

    So I'm now after some successful recipe ideas if possible please. Whilst they were mainly fruit, I didn't like how they have preservatives and crap in them, so wanting to try and make my own healthier versions.

    Anyone tried this before? TIA

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    These are sugar free muesli bars with oats and fruit

    • Ingredients
    • 2 cups rolled oats
    • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
    • 110g diced almonds
    • 100g dried apricots, chopped
    • 1/2 cup orange juice
    • 1/3 cup Woolworths Select Red Gum Honey
    • 2 cups breakfast cereal flakes, crushed
    • 1 cup sultanas
    • 2 egg whites, lightly whisked

    Method

    1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Line a 28 x 18cm lamington tray with baking paper.
    2. Combine oats, coconut and almonds in an ovenproof dish. Bake in the oven, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until lightly toasted. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Reduce oven temperature to 180°C.
    3. Meanwhile, combine apricots, juice and honey in a small saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes or until apricots are soft and liquid forms a syrup.
    4. Add cereal to bowl with sultanas and stir to combine. Add apricot mixture and egg whites and stir until all ingredients are moistened. Transfer mixture to prepared tray and press down firmly until top is smooth.
    5. Bake for 30 minutes until firm and golden.
    6. Cool completely then cut into bars. Store in an airtight container. Makes 12


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    Default Fruit & Oat bar recipes please

    Subbing! Yum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlemissellie View Post
    These are sugar free muesli bars with oats and fruit
    • Ingredients
    • 2 cups rolled oats
    • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
    • 110g diced almonds
    • 100g dried apricots, chopped
    • 1/2 cup orange juice
    • 1/3 cup Woolworths Select Red Gum Honey
    • 2 cups breakfast cereal flakes, crushed
    • 1 cup sultanas
    • 2 egg whites, lightly whisked

    Method

    1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Line a 28 x 18cm lamington tray with baking paper.
    2. Combine oats, coconut and almonds in an ovenproof dish. Bake in the oven, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes or until lightly toasted. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Reduce oven temperature to 180°C.
    3. Meanwhile, combine apricots, juice and honey in a small saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes or until apricots are soft and liquid forms a syrup.
    4. Add cereal to bowl with sultanas and stir to combine. Add apricot mixture and egg whites and stir until all ingredients are moistened. Transfer mixture to prepared tray and press down firmly until top is smooth.
    5. Bake for 30 minutes until firm and golden.
    6. Cool completely then cut into bars. Store in an airtight container. Makes 12

    These sound great. Have you tried them yourself? How long to they last in the fridge?

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    subbing too. I would like to make some for dd to take to day care but they have to be nut and seed free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirium View Post
    These sound great. Have you tried them yourself? How long to they last in the fridge?
    Ive tried a very similar recipe and they were great dd loved them. Im going to try this recipe next

    I just stored them in a airtight container in the pantry and use them up within a week

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    This is the other recipe i tried so please yourself This one contains butter tho where as the one above doesnt which is why i wanted to try it instead

    Apricot, Orange and Poppy Seed Muesli Bars

    1 cup dried apricots
    2 tblsp honey
    Juice and rind of half an orange
    1 cup corn flakes
    1 ½ cups rolled oats½ cup sunflower seeds
    1 cup desiccated coconut
    1 tblsp poppy seeds
    25g butter, melted
    Instructions

    Grease and line a baking tray with baking paper and pre heat oven to 180 degrees.In a food processor combine apricots, honey and orange juice and process until apricots are finely chopped. Add dry ingredients and melted butter and process until well combined.* Test mix by taking a spoonful and pressing between fingers. Mix should be sticky and firm when pressed together but not too moist. Add more juice or dry ingredients as required to attain correct consistency.Dampen hands and taking tablespoonfuls of mixture, press firmly into log shapes about 5cm long. Flatten onto pre prepared baking tray about ½ - 1cm apart – mixture won’t spread or expand so you can place close together, this will also slow down cooking and ensure golden brown chewiness.Bake in pre heated oven for 10 minutes or until lightly golden. Let cool on tray for 10 minutes then place on a wire rack until completely cool. Muesli bars will store well in an airtight container in a cool place for up to one week. (If they last that long!)
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    Default Fruit & Oat bar recipes please

    Thanks heaps Littlemissellie

    DS is only 17mths - would these be ok for him? Do they turn out really hard or a bit chewy?

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    This is a super easy one4 cup of oats2 cups of flavourings of your choice (dried fruit, seeds, nuts etc)1 can of condensed milkmix cook on 110 for a hour.So yummy....
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