Apple & Ginger Oat Bars

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It’s September, which means back to school, back to college, and for those of you who had the summer months off, back to work! Having a few nutrient dense snack recipes in your back pocket is a great idea for this busier time of year – I made these oat bars as a twist on my Blueberry & Oat Flapjacks recipe using Apple and Ginger as the star ingredients. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

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Recipe (Makes 10 Bars)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 100ml milk of choice
  • 150g oats (I use Flahavan’s Quick-Cook oatlets but use whatever you prefer)
  • 1 Pink Lady Apple
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 handful of raw mixed nuts

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 175C (fan oven), and line a baking dish (square ideally but it’s fine if not!) with grease-proof paper or tinfoil greased with a little olive oil.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, ginger, cinnamon and turmeric.
  3. In a smaller bowl, mash the bananas until quite liquid-like in consistency.
  4. Add the mashed bananas to the bowl of dry ingredients, and mix them in until fully combined.
  5. Add the milk and honey, and mix both in.
  6. Slice the apple into quarters, and then slice the quarters into small pieces. Add these to the batter and stir them in.
  7. When the oven is ready, scoop the mixture into the baking dish, and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. At 30 minutes, check the flapjacks – insert a toothpick or fork into the mix, and if it comes out 99% clean, you’re good! If not, give them another five minutes bake time.
  8. Allow to cool for 30 minutes before slicing up, serving, eating, or freezing a batch for a new week ahead!

Enjoy guys! Tag me if you try this one out – @theirishbalance on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook!

Ciara 🙂 x

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