Blackberry Apple Oat Bars

These bars are the perfect thing to grab and go, as to take with you as pre-workout snack or as something to put in the kids' lunchboxes.  Try reducing the brown rice syrup to taste for an even healthier version...

Makes 12-16

4 small/medium apples, cored (only peel if not organic)
250g (GF) rolled oats
100g ground almonds
30g sunflower seeds
100g pecans - roughly chopped
30g pumpkin seeds
4tsp chia seeds
1tsp cinnamon
150g coconut oil, melted
3-4tbsp brown rice syrup
1/4tsp Himalayan/sea salt
300g blackberries
Zest 1 lemon


- Preheat oven to 170C

- Roughly blitz the apples, 100g of the oats, ground almonds, sunflower seeds to a crumble.  Remove and tip into a bowl.

- Add the remaining oats, pecans, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, cinnamon, coconut oil, brown rice syrup, salt, blackberries and lemon zest.  Stir to combine.

- Line a roasting tray with greaseproof paper and spoon in the mixture, pressing down lightly to firm.

- Bake in the oven for 35-45-minutes.  Remove and allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.  Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.