Blackberry, fig & banana oat bars…

I promise this will be my last recipe using blackberries – this year! I think I may have picked the last of our supply, growing behind our house. It’s certainly been a bumper crop. This recipe, for my blackberry, fig and banana oat bars is a great way to use up overly ripped bananas and involves lots of stirring and blitzing, which means little hands will love getting involved in the action.

They are also super healthy and super filling, making for a super snack to keep big and little bodies fuelled for longer.

1. Pre heat the oven to 180.c and grease a square dish with butter.
2. Soak one cup of chopped dried figs in apple juice for 30 minutes. Pour enough apple juice into the dish to just cover the figs.

3. Stir together 2 cups of porridge oats, 1 cup of chopped dried figs (as well as the apple juice) and 1 cup of ground almonds.

4. Using a blender, I used a nutribulket, blend four bananas together with 1/4 cup of olive oil, until smooth.

5.  Fold the banana mixture into the oat mixture and fold in 1 cup of fresh blackberries.

6. Spoon the mixture into the square dish and spread it out evenly. Bake for 30 minutes and leave to cool before serving.


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