FRUIT AND NUT BARS
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup oat flour (make your own by putting 1 cup rolled oats in a food processer until flour like)
- ½ cup medjool dates or prunes
- ½ cup seed mix (60 g)
- 500 g fruit cake mix
- 2 tablespoons choc chips (or more if you want)
- ⅔ cup water
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cover a 25 x 25 cm pan with parchment paper.
Chop dates and mix in the fruit cake mix.
Combine flour, oats, fruit mixture, choc chips and 2/3 cup water in a large bowl and knead with your hands until a loose dough forms.
Press dough firmly and evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake for 20 minutes, until baked through but still soft (don’t over-bake them or the bars will be dry and tough).
Cut into blocks and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
They should keep for 1-2 weeks.
Photo and recipe: Michelle van der Westhuizen