Fig & Nut Energy Bars

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These are a great snack, breakfast, elevenses, lunch, after dinner, all of the above, any excuse to eat them really. Another put everything into the food processor recipe and with a short baking time too.

Ingredients:

Butter/ cooking spray (For greasing the baking tray)

1/4 cup of flour (wholemeal if you have it)

1 cup Oats or museli

1 cup Cereal (Fruit & Fibre/ Bran Flakes works great)

1 cup of Walnuts (Or mixed nuts)

2 cups of figs (fresh is best)

1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon

1/2 cup of milk powder

1/2 cup of honey

2 eggs

Method:

Start by turning on the oven to 180 (not fan assisted). Find a baking tray with sides, (mine measured 18x26cm) coat lightly with butter or cooking spray.
Now simply put your flour, cereal, oats, walnuts, figs, dry milk,  ground cinnamon and honey  into your food processor, blend to a thick paste. Now add the eggs and blend a little more until the mix is all combined together.

The mixture should transfer to the pan and spread evenly.

mixture

Place into the centre of the oven and bake until there is some browning on the edges and top. Check after 20 minutes and leave longer if not lightly browned. Remove and leave out to cool for 15 minutes, then cut into bars.

Enjoy, the flavours will develop if you can wait for a day. A delicious bar packed full of energy!  A great way to get your kids to eat a healthy and nutritious snack.

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