Apricot Oaty Bites

JoCraft & Baking, Family Life

Apricot oaty bite close up

We love these yummy oaty bites, especially on the afternoon school run during the winter when we are all feeling tired and cold. There is something deeply satisfying about baking, and for me I like a tried and tested, easy to follow recipe that the whole family can get involved with making.

For this one, you can adapt the recipe to suit you too. For example, you might like to add more fruit – dried cranberries are lovely in this mix. It can be altered in whichever way you choose, to match your own personal taste. If you fancy making them even sweeter, try chucking in a few dark chocolate chunks. Or you could keep the fruit in the main oaty bite, and dribble melted chocolate over them as they are cooling.

I hope that however you choose to make them, you enjoy our family recipe.

500g porridge oats
250g vegan spread
125g dried apricots, whole or chopped
5 tablespoons of Golden Syrup

1. Carefully measure all the ingredients into a bowl.

2. Thoroughly mix with a wooden spoon (or clean hands!).

3. Press into a pre-greased baking tray (mine is 30 cm x 22 cm) ensuring that the mixture is spread evenly and is flat across the top.

4. Bake in oven at 180 degrees for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.

5. Rest for a few minutes then turn onto a cooling rack.

6. Cut into squares when cooled. I find that running the blade of a sharp knife under hot water then drying before cutting helps to create smooth edges on your pieces.

7. Enjoy!

These yummy snacks feature on my meal planner. Find it here.