It's not every morning that you're in the mood to make porridge from scratch - even with the wonderful invention that is the microwave. These days, I grab a breakfast bar with a piece of fruit or two and I'm good to go. But not just any old shop-bought breakfast bar where half the ingredients are chemicals you've never heard of. These are homemade and packed full of all the good stuff. Sugar-free and sweetened with 100% natural apple sauce and raisins, these will give you the energy you need to start the day off, without the mid-morning sugar-induced crash.
- 2 cups organic oats
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 tsp cinammon
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 3-4 tbsp wholegrain flour
- 4 apples (cored and chopped)
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
Start by making the apple sauce. Add the chopped apples to a saucepan and cover with a little water and the lemon juice. Cover and bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 25-30 mins.
Give it a good mix and leave to cool.
Place the rest of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and add the cooled apple sauce. Mix well and spread evenly onto a lined baking dish (flat and rectangular)
Bake in a pre-heated oven, gas mark 5, for 40-45 mins or until set and golden brown on top.
Leave to cool for an hour or so then cut into bars.
Can be stored in an airtight container for up to a week.