Enjoy this healthy snack taken from RTE's Operation Transformation
Fruit ‘n’ Nut Bar
235g Porridge Oats
130g Apple Compote
250ml Low Fat Milk (1.5% Fat)
1 ½ tsp Baking Powder (7.5g)
1 tbsp Honey (15g)
1 tsp Vanilla Extract (5g)
30g Chopped Nuts
Preheat the oven to 170C / 325F / gas mark 3.
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.
This can be kept wrapped in the parchment paper and another layer of tin foil for up to 2 days or it can be frozen in bars in a suitable airtight container for up to 1 month.
Wrap in tin foil and pack in a lunchbox or, if you're eating this at home, arrange a bar on a plate, with a piece of fruit to serve.