Recipe

Oat and fruit slice

A toasty combination of wholesome rolled oats with dried fruit makes a feel-good treat for a morning and afternoon tea, or lunchbox snack for your kids.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 40 mins cooking
  • Makes 18
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Oat and fruit slice

Ingredients

  • 125 gram butter
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/3 cup sultanas
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds

Method

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to moderately slow, 160°C. Lightly grease and line an 18 x 28cm slice pan.
  • 2
    Combine the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a medium saucepan. Stir over a low heat until the sugar dissolves.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, combine the oats, flour, dried apricots, sultanas and almonds. Make a well in the centre, pour in butter mixture and stir well.
  • 4
    Press the mixture firmly into the prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan. Cut into squares. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

The kids will love these, but you could add different flavours. Try dried dates, dried figs and prunes in place of the dried apricots and sultanas.

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