Apple and Raisin Oat Bars

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep: 25M
  • Cooking: 25M
  • Total: 50M
  • Difficulty: easy

These apple and raisin bars are the best snack. We’ve had lots of early starts and busy days running around from meeting to meeting and these have been a total saviour – I make a big batch at the weekend and then grab a few as I run out the door in the morning to keep me going. They’re quickly becoming our staple speedy breakfast and mid-morning snack at home and in the office…

I love how easy they are too and the ingredients list is so simple, they’re made of just raisins, oats, dried apple, coconut oil, rice syrup, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. We’ve been playing around with lots of variations of these recently, as we eat so many of them, so if you’re enjoying these we can definitely share more – we made some coconut and apricot ones on Friday that were a dream, and some cacao and almond butter ones too, which were delicious! Let us know what you think when you try them and whether you’d like to see some more flavour combinations.

 

Ingredients:

250g raisins

1 1/2 cups of porridge oats (about 135g) you can add more if you like your bars really oaty

2 tbsp dried apple pieces

2 tbsp coconut oil, melted

2 tbsp rice syrup

*we found the maple syrup didn’t really work in these as it wasn’t sticky enough, but honey did – so if you don’t have rice syrup then we’d recommend honey instead

Pinch of cinnamon

Pinch of salt

Method:

Preheat your oven to 170C and line a baking sheet with baking parchment.

Put 3/4 of the raisins in a food processor along with the coconut oil, rice syrup, cinnamon and salt – blend until completely combined. Once combined, add the last 1/4 of raisins, oats and dried apple pieces, give it another very quick whizz to mix it all together.

Transfer the mixture to the baking tray and press down very well, making sure it is all evenly spread.

Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden. Once baked, remove from the oven and put in the fridge to cool down for 15-20 minutes before cutting into bars.