Jammy Oat Bars, breakfast or a snack. Savoury ones too
Jammy Oat Bars
These jammy oat bars are delicious, a flapjack with a jam layer. A raspberry flapjack is my favourite, with homemade raspberry jam. They obviously are sweet, but maybe not as sweet as the name suggests. I have updated the quantity of sugar in line with current thinking and reduced it by half. They are in the week three meal planner as a breakfast and a cake and bake. Just cut them to the size you like.
Delectable! I love oaty things anyway, and these are very moreish. They feel like eating cake for breakfast, but with all those oats, I’m hoping they’re not too bad!
You could add vanilla to this mix, or cinnamon, mixed spice or ginger
A layer of dried fruit would work, sultanas, chopped dried apple, dates or figs. I would put the dried fruit in a pan, add a good splash of water, and cook it down to a pulp.
If you have apples or pears from the garden, cook some down to a thick puree and use that
At Christmas time, a layer of mincemeat instead of jam would make a festive bake
If you prefer savoury flavours to sweet ones, all sorts of options would be easy to make too. A good layer of caramelised onions; buttery mashed carrot or parsnip; add sweet chilli sauce or my favourite Pataks aubergine pickle to the oats; or garlic, chilli and ginger; or 2 or 3 tblsps of a Pataks curry paste. How about actual leftover curry in the middle!
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Before putting together the meal planners, Lesley surveyed what was needed. Of the existing 14 meal plans, most are for 2 people so can be sized up or down. Others are for 1, or 4 people