Reduced sugar apricot and almond breakfast oat bars

Course: Breakfast
Keyword: almonds, apricot, bars, breakfast, oat bars, oats, reduced sugar
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 16
Author: Emily Leary
A healthy breakfast alternative to store bought cereal bars.
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  • 200 g or 200ml (6.8 fl oz) ground nut oil (plus a little extra for greasing)
  • 200 g fruit sugar syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 g chopped dried apricots
  • 100 g chopped almonds
  • 400 g jumbo porridge oats
  • 1 square baking tin 7x7ins


  • Preheat the oven to 200C/390F (180C/355F fan assisted)
  • In a saucepan, melt the fat, vanilla and syrup over a low heat until completely dissolved
  • Stir in the apricots and heat for a further minute, then stir in the oats and nuts
  • Transfer the mixture to the greased tin and press down gently
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then leave to cool
  • When almost cooled, tip out and cut into 16 squares with a sharp knife