This is another peanut butter recipe and I think these oaties are even better then my last recipe; peanut butter cookies. These chewy, sweet and wholesome bars are a great healthy snack for any time of the day. Because of the banana, the peanut butter isn’t too strong which is why I like them because I am not that keep on peanut butter. This mild taste is just right with the addition of raisins and oats, making these oaties a sort of healthy cross between flapjacks and bread pudding.
It can also be made gluten free and is vegan!
175ml apple juice
1 medium sized, over – ripe banana, mashed
6tbs peanut butter (smooth, crunchy or with seeds)
200g oats (regular or gluten free)
Start by preheating your oven to Gas Mark 4 / 180c / 350F. Place the apple juice and raisins in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer until the raisins are very soft and sticky, then add the margarine. While it melts, mix together the oats, banana and peanut butter in a large bowl. Now make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the apple juice and raisins. Gently stir until all the ingredients are well combined. Finally, place the mixture into a traybake tin and smooth down into the corners using a spatula. Bake for approx 30 mins for until golden and firm to touch. Slice into squares, rectangles or triangles once cool.
If you prefer a stronger peanut butter flavour, try using a lightly less ripe banana. The riper the banana, the more intense its flavour will be when baked.
I hope you enjoy scrummy bakes!
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