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Almond & cherry oat bars

4
4
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
40 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
16
Difficulty
Easy
Whether packed for a picnic, slipped into a lunch box or stashed in a pocket ahead of a long walk, these chewy, fruity oat bars are the ultimate on-the-go snack.

Ingredients

Wholemeal Flour

125 g

Porridge oats

60 g

Flaked Almonds

50 g

Ground Cinnamon

1 teaspoons, level

Baking powder

½ teaspoons, level

Bicarbonate of Soda

¼ teaspoons, level

Salt

¼ teaspoons

Dark Soft Brown Sugar

100 g

Olive Oil

45 ml

Egg white(s), raw

2 individual

Smooth Almond Butter

40 g

Vanilla Extract

1 teaspoons, level

Cherries, fresh

175 g

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C, fan 170°C, gas mark 5. Line a 20cm square baking tin with baking paper, allowing the paper to rise above the edges of the tin.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, oats, almonds, cinnamon, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. In another bowl, stir together the brown sugar, oil, egg whites, almond butter and vanilla extract, until combined. Add the brown sugar mixture to the flour mixture and stir well to combine. Fold through the cherries. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking tin and spread evenly with a spatula.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre of the bake comes out clean. Leave to cool completely in the tin on a wire rack. Lift from the tin with the aid of the paper, then cut lengthwise into 4 strips. Cut each strip into 4 squares.
  4. To freeze Layer the bars between sheets of baking paper and freeze in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 2 months. Defrost at room temperature. To store The bars will keep at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Notes

You could also make these bars with fresh blueberries or peeled and chopped fresh peaches instead of the cherries.