Yummy Apple & Beet Oat Bars

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These are the perfect on the go breakfast, elevenses or healthy treat. The apples and beets provide an amazing source of nutrients and a natural sweetness that your body will love whilst the coconut gives a yummy creaminess with subtle tropical tones. I just love the fact I am getting so much goodness when I eat them! Beetroots especially are little health powerhouses, rich in betalains which are a special type of phytonutrient known for their anti inflammatory and detoxification properties. So as well as giving the bars their beautiful colour, the beets help your inner beauty thrive too.

Don’t be put off by the thought of veg in your bar though, these really are so delicious. I took a batch into work and everyone agreed they taste completely ‘naughty’ with no one  guessing that beets were even involved. Even my two fussy and totally adorable nieces loved them so it’s a great way of getting some fruit and veg into the kiddies too. Let me know if you make them, I would love to see your creations.

Ingredients:
1 tray
3 apples cored and peeled
2 beetroot peeled
2 cups organic jumbo oats
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 cups desiccated coconut
1 cup raisins
1 cup coconut sugar
3 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon

How:

  • Quarter the apples and beets and steam the apples for 12 minutes and the beets for 20. (Can also be roasted if you don’t have a steamer)
  • Add them to the food processor with the coconut oil until you get a smooth purée
  • Add the remaining ingredients to a mixing bowl and stir together with the purée
  • Grease your baking tray with a little coconut oil and pour in the mixture evenly
  • Bake for 40 minutes at 150, they should be a little springy still and leave to cool
  • Cut up into bars, they should be slightly moist but firm. Bake for longer if needed
  • Keep in the fridge and enjoy :)

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