Time for more healthy food. We all know that nuts, seeds and fruits are good for health but too often a lot of us are not eating enough. I find it difficult to get my family to eat seeds and nuts. If ever I add them into cakes, I know I have to eat the cake alone…..*sigh*. There must be a way. Challenging to be a mother, right, especially when comes to feeding the family.
Wait, I remember my children sometimes buy some oat bars to eat and they like it. I have to try to make them but an even healthier version. I just couldn’t wait to try it out. I made it last night…..my first healthy bar. It came out very delicious. My children like it……happy me….yippeeeee! I really like it. I love the crunch from the seeds and the natural sweetness from the fruits. It also full of flavour. I must say it’s addicitve.
To make it healthier than bought ones, I used unrefined sugar and honey instead of the normal refined white sugar or artificial sugar. I also used oil instead of butter. Besides, I used spelt flour instead of the normal plain flour. Then I just add in whatever nuts, seeds and dried fruit that I can find in the house, mainly leftovers from making other food.
This is another very easy recipe, in fact, super easy….just mix and bake! You can add in whatever seeds, nuts and dried fruits that you like. I did this through some simple estimation. It was a little wet initially so I added more flour.
Know what? My family likes it very much…..*BIG SMILES!!* Yes! I will make often in the coming days, with different seeds, nuts and dried fruits. At last, mommy wins!!
Here is my No Dairy Healthy Oat, Seeds, Nuts and Fruit Bars Recipe:
1t vanilla essence
Mix all together in a bowl.
100g dried cranberries
100 dates (chopped)
50g pumpkin seeds (toasted)
50g sesame seeds (toasted)
50g flaked almonds (toasted)
1C rolled oats
Mix all Ingredients B together in a bowl.
1C spelt flour
1/2t baking powder
Add Ingredients C to the mixture of Ingredients B. Mix well.
Pour in the oil mixture and mix with a spoon until combined. Spread the mixture into a tin lined with baking paper. Press down and level it out with the back of a spoon. My tin is about 11″ x 11″. Bake in a preheated oven at 160 degrees Celsius for about 30 minutes or when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Cool it well before cutting. Enjoy. Have fun baking and eating healthy!
This healthy bar is great to bring to office or school, a very healthy snack for any time.
Other desserts with fruits or nuts that you may be interested in:
Rum Sultana Cake
Lemon Banana Muffins
Banana Peanut Butter Cake
Lemon Cake And Easter Joy
Moist Orange Cake
Blueberry Pound Cake
Blueberry Orange Cake
Blueberry Banana Streusel Cake
Chocolate Rum Brownies With Sultanas
Super Easy No Dairy Nectarine Cake
Super Easy No Dairy Blueberry Cake
Super Easy No Dairy Chocolate Banana Cake
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