Plums are one star of autumn and they are showcased nicely in these oat bars. Featuring plums, cinnamon and raisins, they are delicious without being complicated. These can be breakfast or snack bars and if you want to add a touch of decadence, a drizzle of chocolate (or addition of chocolate chips) could provide that too.
I made these with pureed plums, which gave most of the moisture content. Depending on the size and yield of your plums, you may need to adjust the wet ingredients to give the right texture. However, oats are very forgiving, so I suspect you can get away with a bit of variation in the batter. Use your judgement!
Plum and oat bars
An autumnal snack or breakfast
Makes 8 bars
Food processor or blender needed
Author: Bite-sized thoughts
6 medium plums
1-1/2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup rice malt syrup or other liquid sweetener
1 tbsp melted coconut oil
1 tsp cinnamon or mixed spice
1 tsp vanilla
Up to 1/4 cup non-dairy milk of choice, if needed
Preheat your oven to 160'C (320'F) and prepare a rectangular cake tin.
Remove stones from the plums and then puree in a blender or food processor until fairly smooth (they don't need to be perfectly smooth).
Combine the pureed plums, oats, raisins, rice malt syrup, coconut oil, cinnamon and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Stir to combine. The batter should be fairly thick, like a thick muffin mixture. Add milk if needed, to thin out.
Transfer the batter to your prepared pan and bake for approximately 16 to 20 minutes, until golden on top and firm to the touch. Allow to cool fully before slicing into bars.
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