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Thursday, 23 February 2017

How To Make Lisa Roukin's Dried Fig, Pecan & Dark Chocolate Oat Bars...


Dried Fig, Pecan & Dark Chocolate Oat Bars anyone? Yum! Yum!!

Slightly decadent, but less so than store bought brands, these bars are good for breakfast or as a lunch box treat.

Recipe and image courtesy of Lisa Roukin My Relationship With Food Cookbook.

{Makes 16 bars}

Ingredients:
  • 150ml coconut oil, (odorless)
  • 120g agave nectar
  • 2 tbsp date syrup
  • 225g rolled oats, wheat & gluten- free
  • 20g sunflower seeds
  • 60g pecans, chopped in half
  • 100g dried figs, sliced into strips
  • 35g dark chocolate raisins
  • 20g desiccated coconut
  • sea salt, 2 pinches 
  • cinnamon

Preparation time – 30 mins, cooking time – 35-40 mins, refrigeration 1 hour

Method:
  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F gas mark 2, 150°C (130°C fan-assisted). Line a 23cm x 23cm baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Over a gentle heat melt the coconut oil, agave and date syrup until smooth set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl add the rolled oats, salt, cinnamon, chopped pecans, sliced dried figs, desiccated coconut, sunflower seeds and dark chocolate raisins. Mix well.
  4. Pour over the oil mixture, mix well and then place in the prepared baking tray. Press down firmly until smooth.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until golden. Let cool in the baking tray, then place in the fridge to harden up for 1 hour.
  6. When ready to serve, lift out of the tin and cut into squares. Place back in the fridge if you have spare.Yum.

LISA’S TIP:
These oat bars can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week in the refrigerator. These are perfect for breakfast on the run as they are filled with protein and fibre. Once you start to perfect these bars, you can play around with the nut and fruit ingredients.



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9 comments

  1. I'm entertaining on Saturday so I think I'll be making up a batch of these - they look divine. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  2. Looks fabulous, I'm looking for great recipes to cook with the kids.

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  3. Oh yum this looks so delicious - any recipe using figs and pecans is a winner in my book ; )

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  4. These look and sound like a really lovely treat.

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  5. These looks so tasty. The photos are crystal clear and beautiful.

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  6. Oh yes please, they look and sound scrummy

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  7. They look and sound delicious! Think I might make some with my Son :) x

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  8. I could eat this whole sheetpan! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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