Granny's Oaty Bars
  • Cooking Time: Around 15 mins at 180
  • Servings: As many as you need
  • Preparation Time: About 15 mins
  • Rolled oats
  • Soya or nut milk
  • raisins or other vine fruits
  • jam, mincemeat, pureed dried fruits, fruit compote
  • Agave syrup OR date Syrup OR brown sugar -something sweet
  • Mixed seeds/ nuts as you choose
  • Cinnamon/nutmeg as you choose
  • (amounts are as you choose and what looks good)
  1. Grease and line rectangular or square baking tin: 7' x 7' is ideal.
  2. Put 300 grams rolled oats into a bowl.
  3. Soak a large handful of vine fruits in hot water to soften: about 10 mins.
  4. Add small handful seeds/mixed small nut as you choose.
  5. Add sugar or sugar solution -again, how much is up to you.
  6. Drain the vine fruits, and add to bowl.
  7. Mix everything thoroughly.
  8. Gradually and carefully pour in the milk: this is to bind it all together. If it gets too wet, chuck in more rolled oats. You want it to be a squashy consistency.
  9. Press 1/2 of the mix into prepared baking tin: be firm - you want to make a fairly solid base.
  10. Then spread your choice of sweet filling over the top of the rolled oats mix: then press the rest of the oat mix over on top.
  11. If it looks too dry - as if when cooked it will fall apart - you can add more milk.
  12. Put in oven and bake until slightly brown at the edges, about 10 - 15 mins. These bars are best soft and moist.
I make these oaty bars regularly for my grandson. Because of this sodding virus I am going to have self isolate for however long I can bear it. I will miss him dreadfully. I made these oaty bars yesterday as a bye-bye present for him. Submitted by: "Jeannie Mackie"