Breakfast bar: I spend a small fortune on snacks to give Florence in between meal times.From fruit bars to 'healthy' crisps, biscuits to strawberry smoothie freeze dried pieces. All of these are great but my bank balance is thinking not so great. I stumbled across this fool proof easy recipe and Florence enjoyed helping me!
Ingredients 50g/2oz mixed dried fruit (I used chopped up dried figs and raisins) 50g/2oz mixed seeds (I uses a flax seed mix with goji berries, and sunflower seeds) 140g/5oz oats 25g/1oz multi-grain hoop cereal 100g/4oz butter 100g/4oz light muscovado sugar 100g/4oz golden syrup ( I used honey because I had no golden syrup!)
Equipment Weighing scales Mixing bowl Saucepan Spatula 20cm/8in square baking tin lined with baking paper
Method Put the dried fruit in a mixing bowl, add the seeds, oats and cereal and mix well.
Put the butter, sugar and golden syrup/or in my case honey! Into the saucepan, gently cook on the job stirring with the spatula until the butter and sugar are melted.
Remove from the heat and pour the dry ingredients into the saucepan. Mix well until all the ingredients are coated with the syrup mix.
Fill the baking tin with the mixture. Use the spatula to press the mix down evenly. Bake at 160C/140C fan/gas 3 for 20 minutes, then leave to cool completely before cutting into squares or fingers.
Florence (or flossie as she has named herself recently) adores these bars. They are very sweet though, you could probably leave out the sugar and they would be just fine! Daisy x