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Almond and cherry oat bars

Almond and cherry oat bars

Total Time
40 min
15 min
25 min
Looking for an afternoon pick-me-up to enjoy with your cuppa? These chewy almond and cherry bars with a touch of spice are sure to hit the spot.


Plain wholemeal flour

125 g

Quick oats

cup(s), (60g)

Flaked almonds

cup(s), (55g), toasted

Ground cinnamon

1 tsp

Baking powder

½ tsp

Bicarbonate of soda

¼ tsp

Brown sugar

cup(s), (75g), dark variety

Olive oil

45 ml

Egg white

2 medium

Almond butter

2 tbs

Vanilla bean extract, alcohol free

1 tsp


175 g, fresh or frozen, pitted, halved


  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Lightly spray a 20 cm square cake tin with oil. Line base and sides with baking paper, extending paper 2 cm above edge of tin.
  2. Place flour, oats, almonds, cinnamon, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and ¼ teaspoon salt in a large bowl and stir to combine. Whisk brown sugar, oil, egg whites, almond butter and vanilla in a small bowl until smooth. Add brown sugar mixture to flour mixture. Stir until well combined. Fold through cherries. Spoon mixture into prepared tin. Smooth surface with spatula.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool completely in tin on a wire rack. Use the overhanging paper to lift slice from tin, then cut into 16 squares.