Oat squares on a plate

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!


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 maple syrup

1/4 tsp almond extract

2 pears


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

Remember that maple syrup has a high fructose content so keep an eye on your sugar/fructose intake for the day and try to limit it to less than 30g (added sugar/fructose).

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

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