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Oat squares on a plate
Sweet Treats

almond and oat squares

These healthy almond and oat squares are sugarsafe and full of fibre. Make them on the weekend and don’t stress about breakfast during the week!

Ingredients

250 g porridge oats
100 g ground almonds
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
50 g dried apricots, roughly chopped into small pieces
350 ml of your favourite milk
1 organic egg beaten
2 ripe banana mashed
3 tsp Yacon syrup
1/4 tsp almond extract
2 pears

Method

Preheat the oven to 200 C. Line a square cake tin with parchment. Mix the oats, ground almonds, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and apricots in a mixing bowl.

Separately whisk the milk, egg, bananas, syrup and almond extract. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

Cut the pears into small dice and stir through the mixture. Tip it into the tin, smoothing the top. Bake for 45 minutes, then cool completely before cutting into squares.

Andy’s Sugar Safe® Tips

Yacon syrup is a natural alternative sweetener to sugar. It contains fructans and is a source of soluble dietary fibre. It is extracted from the roots of the yacon plant.

If you enjoyed this sweet treat, why not try my zesty ricotta cheesecake?