Apple & Date Oaty Bites – Farmhouse Breakfast Week

Starting on Sunday 22nd January is Farmhouse Breakfast Week. It is about the importance of breakfast and their website gives some great ideas for breakfast. To help celebrate Farmhouse Breakfast Week, for the next fortnight in Cookery Club we are making Apple & Date Oaty Bites based on this recipe for Oaty Apple & Orange Squares.

The dried fruit in them could easily be swapped for different dried fruit. I’ve altered the sugar in the recipe slightly to compensate for the fact that unsweetened apple sauce is impossible to find here. Usually I’m all for using basic/value products in baking as more often than not the quality is no different to the normal brand, however in this case don’t use value apple sauce as the apple content is significantly lower and the sugar content higher than usual brands.

Apple & Date Oaty Bites
Makes 12 

75g butter, softened

50g Demerara sugar

60g apple sauce

100g oats

40g dates, chopped

1) Cream together the butter and sugar.

2) Stir in the apple sauce, oats and dates.

3) Place dessertspoonl mounds of the mixture on to a lined baking tray then flatten with the back of the spoon until around 1.5cm thick.

4) Bake at 180°c for 15-20 min until oaty bites are golden. Allow to cool and harden on tray before eating.


About Julie @ Apple & Thyme

A Derbyshire/Staffordshire based business that provides creative food education with the aim of making good food and cookery skills accessible for all.

Posted on January 18, 2012, in Recipe and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I have tons of dried fruit in my cupboard left over from Xmas baking so I will put it to good use with this lovely recipe. These would be so good to have as after school snacks for my daughter who needs to eat regularly & often, Thanks!

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