Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fruit and Nut Oat Bars

Like most people living in small apartments in Japan, I don't have an oven, making do with a 2 ring gas stove, a microwave, a rice cooker and a blender. Wanting to make a healthy-ish snack today, this is what I came up with...

Nutrition Data (per portion)
Calories: 199
Protein: 5g
Fat: 9g
Dietary Fibre: 3g

Ingredients (makes 3 bars)
25g almonds
25g dried apricots
25g raisins
25g fresh pineapple
2 tsp pineapple juice
10g butter
50g rolled oats

  • In a blender, finely chop the almonds, dried apricots, raisins and pineapple.
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter and stir in the oats and pineapple juice. Mix in the fruit and nut mixture and form into a ball.
  • Put some clingfilm in a square container and press in the mixture.
  • Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes and cut into bars.

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