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Banana booster bars

13 Feb

These bars give you a good boost of energy and are packed with seeds and fruit for a healthy on the go breakfast.

125g butter
150g soft brown sugar
75g honey
Zest of 1 lemon & orange
200g porridge oats
175g dried fruit ( mix of apricots,sultanas,dates)
75g pumpkin seeds
75g sunflower seeds
175g mashed banana ( about 2 medium)
Sesame seeds for scattering

Grease and line a baking tin, about 20cm square. Put the butter, sugar, honey and grated citrus zests in a deep saucepan over a very low heat. Leave until melted, stirring from time to time.

Stir the oats, dried fruit and the seeds into the melted butter mixture until thoroughly combined,then add the banana,give one mote mix. Spread the mixture out evenly in the baking tin, smoothing the top as you go.

Scatter some sesame seeds over the surface and trickle with a little more honey. Place in an oven preheated to 160°C and bake for about 30 minutes, until golden in the centre and golden brown at the edges.

Leave to cool completely in the tin, then turn out and cut into squares with a sharp knife. These bars will keep for 5-7 days in an airtight tin.