SUGAR FREE MANGO AND PINEAPPLE CEREAL BARS
· 400g rolled oats
· 100g dried pineapple
· 100g dried mango
· 40g desiccated coconut
· 40g chopped nuts
· 3/4cup of boiling water
· 2tsp honey
Preheat the oven to 180⁰. Place the rolled oats in a large mixing bowl.
Put the mango and pineapple in a jug and add the boiling water, blend until partially pureed but be sure to leave some small chunks. Put the blended fruit into the mixing bowl with the oats, desiccated coconut and chopped nuts.
Mix thoroughly, ensure there is an even colour throughout and mix long enough to ensure some starch is released from the oats. (It should still remain crumbly but hold together when pressed).
Press the mixture into a well oiled tray and drizzle with the honey.
Cook at 180⁰ for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes remove from the oven and turn out onto a wire tray. Turn off the oven and put the cereal bars back inside the oven with the door closed and leave for several hours in the cooling oven, or overnight, to dry out.
Cut into portions and store in an air tight container.