Munchy Oat Bars

August 8, 2016   

This recipe is from “Mummy and Me cookbook, by Annabel Karmel. Makes 8 big bars, or 16 smaller squares. I doubled the recipe last time and it made a lot of them!


You can substitute any sort of nut, dried fruit or seed, so long as you keep the ratios roughly the same.

  • 80g butter
  • 80g light brown sugar
  • 60g golden syrup (or treacle or molasses)
  • 130g oats
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 large dried apricots (or other dried fruit you have handy)
  • 35g raisins (or sultanas or currents)
  • 35g dried cranberries
  • 30g desiccated coconut
  • 30g pecans, pumpkin seeds, or any other nut or seed.


  1. Melt butter, sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan over low heat
  2. Put the rest of the ingredients into a big bowl. Cutting larger ones down as necessary.
  3. Add the melted mixture to the dry ingredients
  4. Mix until everything is combined
  5. Spoon it into a lined baking tray, and use a potato masher to level the surface
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 20 min
  7. Cut into bars or squares, and store in an airtight container