Naturally sweetened Oat Bars

Hey guys,

Ever since Alessia started on solids I was always on the lookout for really quick, simple and easy to make recipes for her as I have never been one to enjoy standing around cooking for hours in the kitchen. After many cookbooks, and online recipe searches I managed to make my own versions of various recipes based on fresh ingredients I had at the time, or random things i had lying around in our pantry to make my life easier – because we all need a bit of simplicity in our day!

This is my go to snack for Alessia, or a great option for a breakfast on the run. Some days she wakes up wanting breakfast immediately and does not have the patience to wait for me to make anything so these oat bars are a huge hit in our household! I actually enjoy these myself, I used to spend a lot buying muesli bars which contain a lot of added sugars and preservatives, this is a great home made and super easy alternative.

Prep Time: 10mins
Cook Time: 40mins

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup wholemeal flour
3/4 cup sultanas (you can use any combination of dried fruit such as sultanas, cranberries, or apricots)
1 large ripe banana mashed
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons coconut oil (softened)
1 beaten egg (bring to room temperature before mixing with coconut oil so as not to harden the coconut oil)
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Method:
Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined
Pour mixture into a baking tin
Bake for 40 min or until firm

Cool, cut and enjoy 🙂

These can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days, or frozen individually.

Please tag me in your recreations, and hashtag #themindfulmummyblog as I’d love to see you guys enjoying them as much as we do!

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