You will need (for 12 cereal bars):
- 225g oats
- 100ml maple syrup
- 150g butter
- 75g dried blueberries
- 50g flaked almonds
- 1 tbsp poppy seeds
Preheat an oven to 180C and lightly grease a baking tray. The one I used was about 20cm x 20cm.
Melt the maple syrup and butter together in a saucepan on a low heat until melted and well combined.
Mix the oats, dried blueberries, almonds and poppy seeds together then pour in the syrup and butter and stir together until well mixed.
Press the mixture into the prepared baking tray and then place into the oven for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Mark into pieces while still hot then remove from the tray when cooled.
I really enjoyed these; not only because I had used up bits and pieces from the cupboard but because all the ingredients I used worked very nicely together. Chewy, slightly sour blueberries with silky, nutty almonds, a few pops from the poppy seeds and the lightly sticky oats; blooming brilliant bars. These have been a very nice treat for breakfast the past few days; it’s great to be able to almost make something for nothing.