In between sweet treats that are heavy on the sugar and butter, I like to fill the tins with healthy slices. This recipe caught my eye while researching Jazz apples. It made a delicious but very crumbly slice, so I have adapted it slightly to make it more firm and lunchbox friendly.
|4 Tbsp||Peanut butter, crunchy|
|1 tsp||Mixed spice, ground|
|120 g||Rolled oats|
|50 g||Wheat bran|
|100 g||Dried fruit, such as cranberries, raisins, sultanas|
|50 g||Macadamia nuts, or walnuts|
|1||Apple, I used the Jazz variety, unpeeled and cored|
|2 tsp||Sesame seeds|
- Heat the oven to 180C and grease and line a 20cm square tin with baking paper.
- Soften the peanut butter in a bowl, mix in the honey, spice, oats, wheatbran, dried fruit and nuts.
- Chop the apple finely and mix into the oat mixture, with wet hands is best.
- Spread the mixture into the tin and press in firmly with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and bake for 30-35 minutes until browned.
- Cut into bars while still hot, then leave to cool in the tin. The bars will keep for a week in the fridge.