Fruit ‘n’ Nut Bar

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Cook: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Serves: Makes 12 bars (1 bar per serving and each bar contains approximately 100 kcal – only have one bar or slice of banana bread or an oaty banana bread bun a day)
235g porridge oats
1 egg
130g apple compote (shop-bought or see separate recipe)
250ml low fat milk (1.5% fat)
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder (7.5g)
1 tablespoon honey (15g)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (5g)
60g raisins
30g chopped mixed nuts


Preheat the oven to 160°C/325°F. Line a 17.5cm square baking tin with parchment paper.

Place the oats in a large bowl with the egg, apple compote, milk, baking powder, honey, vanilla extract, raisins and nuts. Using a wooden spoon, stir until evenly mixed.

Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. To test, insert a skewer or toothpick into the centre of a square and it should come out clean. The square will also smell cooked and be springy to the touch. Leave to cool completely in the tin and then cut into 12 even-sized bars.

Arrange a fruit ‘n’ nut bar on a plate to serve.

* Suitable for vegetarians