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‘Oat Couture’ Granola Bars

May 27, 2013

Check it!

Lorraine Pascale’s granola bars demonstrate why I am so careful about what goes into my body.  Granola is associated with health but every single granola based snack is loaded with sugar.  As is this recipe which was written as a breakfast bar! This snack has way to much sugar in it and even though it was a hit there is only so much sugar I can take.  And that is rich coming from a Barbadian/ Jamaican.  This snack is good for boosts during exercise and for the cinema, otherwise I would advise against eating this for breakfast.  It tastes good but check it before you bake it!

This recipe was adapted from Lorraine Pascale’s Home Cooking Made Easy ( Harper Collins Publishers, 2011).



125g butter, 200g caster sugar, 250g porridge oats, 75g walnut halves, 75g pumpkin seeds, 75g mixed dried fruit, raisins and dried cranberries, 100ml maple syrup.


1. Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees C.
2. Line the base of a small baking tin with baking parchment.
3. Melt the butter and sugar together in a pan.
4. When the butter has melted and the sugar dissolves pour into a large bowl.
5. Mix in the oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruit.
6. Mix in the maple syrup.
7. Pack into the baking tin.
8. Bake for 30 minutes until firm and golden at the top.
9. Leave to cool before cutting and serving.


From → Snacks

  1. Perfect for me to eat before a run, but I agree, all sorts of hidden sugars in there!

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