These healthy fruit and nut snack bars are tasty, chewy, and crammed with fruits, nuts and seeds. Providing vital vitamins and minerals they’re only 200 calories each and they’ll help you avoid the temptation of reaching for those not so healthy snacks!
I’ve been aware for some time that I’ve not added anything to the Snacks recipe part of my blog. So, these healthy fruit and nut snack bars should provide something different in that recipe section.
It’s not that I don’t have snacks as part of my daily food intake, not at all, they are part of my 5 meals a day, it’s just that I always have my snack box with me at work, and will have similar if I’m working from home, so it’s not something I really think about. 😳
However, as I’ve have been asked to suggest some more healthy snacks options which can be made quickly helping to avoid the temptation of raiding a local shop’s chocolate counter or work vending machine, I promise I will look to ensure that I do add good healthy snacks more often, and these fruit and nut snack bars are a great start! 🙂
Tasty, chewy, filled with fruits, nuts and seeds, vital vitamins and minerals and at only 200 calories each, these make ideal kids lunchbox snacks!
- 60g plain wholemeal flour (I use fine plain wholemeal flour)
- 50g porridge oats
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 130g sultanas
- 60g dried cranberries
- 120g roughly chopped almonds
- 40g pumpkin seeds
- 40g desiccated coconut
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tbsp. runny honey
- Pre-heat oven to 190cFan
- Line a 28cm x 22cm shallow baking tray with a sheet of tin foil. Enough tin foil so that you’ll be able to remove the contents once baked.
- Put all of the flour, oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, fruit, nuts, seeds and desiccated coconut ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix everything together.
- Add the beaten eggs, olive oil and runny honey and stir the mixture together ensuring that all the ingredients have an equal coating.
- Spoon the mixture into the baking tray and press down with the back of a metal spoon. Ensure the baking tray is evenly covered.
- Bake for 12 – 15 minutes until the mixture is firm and just golden brown and no more.
- Remove from oven, allow to cool a little, and then carefully remove the slab from the tin foil onto a bread board to be cut into 12 equal sized bars.
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As a suggestion, you could have half of one of these fruit and nut bars in the morning with a piece of fruit, such as an apple or pear and the same in the afternoon, thus ensuring you are getting an adequate balance of nutrients and also some of your “5 a-day”. 😎
I love these fruit and nut bars as you can also vary the ingredients by trying out different combinations of nuts or dried fruits. If you try out any particular combinations that works well, then why not share those on the Facebook site?
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