I took a great recipe and put my own spin on it.
Instead of sugar and golden syrup I used pure maple syrup as well as maple
I love anything with maple syrup or maple sugar. The sweet smell and flavor
of maple just seems to make everything taste better. Not to mention that it
is a little healthier for you than white sugar.
I also added ground flax seeds and a bit of wheat germ. The coconut chips,
raisins and cranberries add a touch of color as well as a bit of your
recommended fruit intake.
If you are not a cereal person, this little bar is perfect. Have it in the
morning with your tea or coffee. Or maybe as a mid day snack. Either way,
you will love this cereal bar.
Adapted from Donna Hay
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, chopped
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup sultanas or golden raisins
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1/2 cup coconut chips
- 1/2 cup self-rising flour
- 1/2 cup maple sugar
- 2 tablespoon ground flax seeds
- 1 tablespoon wheat germ
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Combine butter and maple syrup in a small saucepan stirring until butter is melted.
In a large mixing bowl mix the oats, sultanas, dried cranberries, dried cherries, coconut chips, flour, maple sugar, ground flax seeds and wheat germ, add to the butter mixture and mix.
Using a spatula or the back of a spoon flatten mixture into a greased 9 by 13-inch glass baking dish lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into squares. Makes 14