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Breakfast bars…


250g butter
300g sugar
250g peanut butter
zest from 2 lemons
50g dessicated coconut
1 mashed banana (I didn’t put this in but added a few sunflower seeds and some sultanas)
2 grated apples
400g oats
150g of mixed fruit or nuts (I used almonds, walnuts and sesame seeds)

  • Mix all the ingredients together
  • Spray a baking tray  (you can line with greaseproof but I don’t bother) and squish it into the tray so it makes a nice even layer.
  • Bake at 160º for about 25 minutes.
  • Let it cool in the pan then cut into pieces. 

Oaty Apple Loaf

While I was in the zone I decided I would do another “baking something” and again wanting to make it a bit more healthy..I consulted Mr Edmonds cookbook again and thought I would give this one a go as I hadn’t made it before….


  • 125g butter (1 stick or if you want to be precise 1 and 1/10 of a stick but I reckon if you used a stick you’d be OK)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Mixed Spice
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Apples grated
  • 1 cup Sultana’s
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder


  1. Put the butter, Cinnamon, Mixed Spice, brown sugar, apples, sultana’s and water into a large saucepan. Bring to the boil stirring occasionally. Once it’s boiled remove from the heat and allow it to cool. 
  2. Add the soda and then beat in the eggs and rolled oats.
  3. Sift the flour and baking powder into the pan and stir to combine.
  4. Pour the mixture into a greased and lined 22cm loaf tin (I used a 2lb loaf tin and it was fine).
  5. Bake at 180 °C (324°F) for 45 minutes or until it springs back when lightly touched.
  6. Leave in the tin for 10 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack.

It produced a really lovely moist cake and I will definitely be making it again.