Fruit & Nut Granola Bars

Fruit & Nut Granola Bars
July 1, 2017 Sophie Wishart

Energy boosting healthy pregnancy snack

Check out these granola bars, an easy addition to your healthy pregnancy diet, filled with prenatal vitamins and best of all… they are delicious!

A tasty sweet treat that will give you a real energy boost. This recipe contains a generous helping of linseed (also known as flaxseed) which is a fantastic source of Omega 3!

Ingredients

40g light muscovado sugar
3 tbsp golden syrup
140g butter
250g rolled oats
75g jumbo raisins
85g walnut pieces (or any other of your favourite nuts, roughly chopped)
25g linseeds
25g sesame seeds
25g dried cranberries
50g ready to eat dried apricots, chopped

Method

  1. Heat oven to 160 degrees centigrade. Gently heat the sugar, golden syrup and butter in a pan until the sugar and bitter have both melted. Pound the linseed with a pestle and mortar to release the oils. Stir the oats, raisins, sesame seeds and linseed in to the pan
  2. Add the apricots, cranberries and nuts and stir until everything is evenly coated with butter mix
  3. Spoon the mix into a tray bake approx. 23 x 23cm. Press the mix down well and smooth with the back of a metal spoon. Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown (i.e. a little more for added crunch) and leave to cool completely before cutting in to 16 bars with a sharp knife.

These are a great source of iron, anti-oxidants and essential fatty acids; all so valuable to help you keep you bursting with energy throughout your pregnancy. Recipe kindly provided by www.bellenutrition.co.uk
Tested, photographed and eaten by www.fittamamma.com. Yum!

Thanks!

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