Fruity oat bars Recipe

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Nutrition per portion

Calories 182 kCal 9%
Fat 13g 19%
  -  Saturates 6g 30%
  -  of which Sugars 13g 14%
Salt 0.2g 3%

Packed with healthy fruits and oats, these deliciously moist health bars make a nutritious snack or lunchbox addition


  • 175g (6¼ oz) unsalted butter
  • 175g (6¼ oz) light brown soft sugar
  • 225g (6¼ oz) self-raising flour, sifted
  • 85g (3oz) jumbo oats
  • 55g (2oz) unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 55g (2oz) sultanas
  • 55g (2oz) ready-to-eat dried apricots, chopped
  • 55g (2oz) ready-to-eat pitted prunes, chopped


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F, gas mark 4).

  • Place the butter and sugar in a small saucepan and heat over a low heat until the butter and sugar have melted. Then remove from the heat. Combine the flour, oats, coconut, cinnamon, sultanas, apricots and prunes in a large bowl, then pour over the melted butter and sugar mixture and stir until well mixed and all the flour has been incorporated.

  • Spoon the mixture into a lighlty greased shallow 23cmx23cm (9inx9in) square cake tin. Press the mixture down with the back of a spoon and smooth until level then bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 mins or until golden brown and just firm to the touch.

  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for approximately 5-10 mins before carefully turning out and leaving to cool completely on a cooling rack.

  • When cool simply cut the bars into approximately 20 diamond shapes.

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These bars will keep for 1 -2 days if stored in an airtight container.