Breakfast-on-the-go bars

By Hope Malau
18 October 2015

Give your body the fuel it needs to kickstart your day!

Preparation: 10 min Cooking: 40 min Makes: 16 - 20

  •  310 ml (1¼ c) flour
  • 5 ml (1 t) cinnamon
  • 5 ml (1 t) baking powder
  • 500 ml (2 c) rolled oats
  • 125 ml (½ c) mixed nuts, chopped
  • 60 ml (¼ c) desiccated coconut
  • 45 ml (3 T) pumpkin seeds
  • 180 ml (¾ c) maple syrup
  • 125 g butter
  • 2,5 ml (½ t) bicarbonate of soda

Filling

  • 60 ml (¼ c) maple syrup
  • 40 g butter
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 30 ml (2 T) flour
  • 300 g fresh strawberries, finely chopped

Preheat the oven to 180 °C. Line a baking sheet with baking paper

1. Sift flour, cinnamon and baking powder in a large bowl. Add the oats, nuts, coconut and pumpkin seeds.

2. Melt the syrup and butter in a pot and stir in bicarbonate of soda. Pour in the dry ingredients and stir to combine.

3. With wet hands press half the oat mixture into the base of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes and set aside.

4. Filling: combine the syrup, butter, lemon and flour in a medium bowl until smooth. Add the strawberries and stir to combine.

5. Spread the filling over the cooled base to completely cover. Press down the remaining oats mixture over the top. Bake for a further 30 minutes or until golden. Cool completely and slice into bars.

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