Coconut & carrot breakfast bars

I’m guessing our house isn’t the only one that is sometimes a little chaotic in the mornings. Quite often we are a bit disorganised making breakfast. I make porridge and everyone decides they don’t want porridge, then I clean porridge from in between lots of tiny fingers and sometimes the curtains too. Oats are such a great way to start the day though so today I am prepared for tomorrow morning. I thought ahead and I’ve pimped up breakfast with these coconut and carrot breakfast bars. They are full of good things, oats, cashew butter, coconut and carrot! Yeehaw a vegetable hit before 7.30am is something worth celebrating for sure. If you have a little one who thinks of vegetables unfavourably I bet you they won’t detect the presence of carrot at all in these. So just enough time this evening to rustle up some up for the morning…

Coconut & carrot breakfast bars

Ingredients 

  • 100g oats
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut 
  • 1/4 cup raisins 
  • 2 desert spoons coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup grated apple (about 1 small Apple)
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot (about half a carrot) 

Method

Preheat the oven to gas 5.

Mix together the oats, desiccated coconut and raisins in a large mixing bowl. 

Melt the coconut oil in a pan. Once melted take off the heat and transfer to a hand blender. Add the honey, cashew butter, apple and carrot. Blend until they combine into a smooth liquid. 

Pour into the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

Pour into the loaf tin and press down really firm until it is all flat. 

Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack then cut into fingers. 

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