It’s really well into Autumn now and there was a very pretty spiders web on our Acer tree – unfortunately my photography skills really doesn’t do it justice, you can only see the twinkling colours of the water droplets in the web at the bottom of the picture. Made these breakfast bars this morning, I’m getting a little bored with my usual breakfast so I thought I would try this instead:
110g of oatmeal bran
20g of milled flaxseed
80g of oatmeal
1 heaped tsp of cinnamon
1 heaped teaspoon of mixed spice
3 teaspoons of artificial sweetner powder
1 tin of gooseberries in light syrup
50 mls of ginger cordial
50 mls olive oil
Sieve out the gooseberries and retain the fluid (should be around 150ml), to this add olive oil, ginger cordial and mix well.
Place all dry ingredients into a mixing bowl (typed bowel initially – ha ha ha, lol 🙂 just shows my job is in my unconsciousness.)
Mash the gooseberries, make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add liquid and gooseberries, mix well till amalgomated.
Spread out the mixture on an oiled baking tray and place in a preheated oven at gas mark 6, or 200 degrees C for about 20 minutes, check after 15!
Cut into 8 or 12 bars, cool on a baking tray and sprinkle with icing sugar.
These bars do have fibre therefore please ensure you have a drink if liquid when you have these, a cup of tea, coffee, or glass of water would suffice. Take care if you are not used to eating foods containing fibre – don’t scoff too many at one go! These should also fill you up as they are based on oats – a low glycaemic food choice, they are also nice with yoghurt.