Apricot and Coconut Oat Bars
These easy oat bars are a variation on the recent apple and raisin oat bars we shared recently. They’ve got just six ingredients – dried apricots, porridge oats, desiccated coconut, coconut oil, rice syrup and a pinch of salt – and they’re so easy to make. I love them as an easy on the go breakfast or a mid morning snack.
250g dried apricots, plus a handful extra for chunks
210g porridge oats, 1 1/2 cups. You can add more if you like your bars really oaty
45g desiccated coconut, 1/2 cup
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons rice syrup
Pinch of salt
Preheat your oven to 170C and line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
Put 3/4 of the dried apricots in a food processor along with the coconut oil, oats, rice syrup, desiccated coconut and salt – blend until completely combined. Once combined, add the last 1/4 of dried apricots and give another very quick whizz to make nice chunks.
Transfer the mixture to the baking tray and press down very well, making sure it is all evenly spread – I use half the baking sheet to make thicker bars.
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.