This homemade version of a fruit cereal bar is packed with energy giving apricots, raisins, nuts, and seeds. It makes an excellent start to the day, especially with a calcium rich glass of milk or cup of yogurt. It could also be a healthy addition to a lunch box.
Any type of ready to eat dried fruit can be used to make these bars. Why not experiment with pre-mixed bags, like a tropical or energy combo?
Hazelnuts are high in fiber, potassium, calcium, magnesium,and vitamin E, so they are nutritious as well as tasty!
Drying fruit is one of the oldest methods of preserving it. The drying process concentrates nutrients, making dried fruit a useful source of fiber, natural sugars, vitamins B and C, iron, calcium, and other minerals. However, levels of vitamin C in dried fruit are lower than if it's fresh!
Preparation: 15 minutes; Cooking: 3 minutes; Chilling: 1 hour; Makes: 8-10 bars
Put the hazelnuts, oats, and seeds into a frying pan. Toast (stirring) over a medium heat for 3 minutes, or until they begin to turn golden. Leave to cool.
Put the raisins, apricots, and orange juice into a food processor and purée until the mixture becomes smooth. Pour the purée into a mixing bowl.
Put the nuts, oats, and seeds in the food processor and whiz until they are finely chopped. Pour the mixture into the bowl with the fruit purée.
Stir the fruit mixture until all the ingredients are mixed together. Line a 7 inch x 10 inch (18 x 25 cm) baking pan with parchment paper.
Spread the mixture evenly in the pan. Chill for at least 1 hour, until solid. Then turn it out of the tin and peel off the parchment paper. Cut into bars.
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