It's been great to hear how people are getting on with the challenge so far. Particular shout out to some of my instagram family - @anemistyle @quirkyyoungmum @growinginchrist @mfoluwa @queenmoremi - and everyone else taking part.
Today's recipe is simple, nutritious, sugar-free and a delicious breakfast or 'on-the-go' snack option.
- 2.5 cups jumbo oats
- 20 dried dates (soaked then chopped) or medjool dates (chopped)
- 5 tbsp desiccated coconut
- 2 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
- 6 tbsp mixed dried fruit
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds or crushed nuts
- 750ml of water
Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl and allow to soak and infuse for 10 minutes.
Spread the mixture evenly into a large, rectangular baking pan.
Bake for 4 mins, gas mark 5 until lightly browned on top. Take it out, leave to cool for an hour, cut the bars into smaller rectangles, flip them over in the pan and double bake in the oven for another 15 mins.
Once cooled, store in an airtight container, keep in a cool place, and consume within 2-3 days.