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Granola bars

This easy wheat-free slice is super tasty and full of good things. Don't send it all to school with the kids.

Granola bars.
Granola bars. Photo: Julian Kingma


100g butter, cubed

80g honey

90g brown sugar

80g pitted dates, chopped

200g rolled oats

20g poppyseeds

30g chia seeds (any colour)

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon



1. Preheat oven to 140C.

2. Place the butter, honey and brown sugar in a small saucepan and melt, stirring often, until it forms a light, sticky caramel. Add the dates, rolled oats, poppyseeds, chia seeds, cinnamon and a pinch of salt and stir through until combined.

3. Line a 20 x 25 centimetre baking tray with baking paper and press in the mixture. It's sticky so I use another sheet of baking paper on top to get it more or less even.

4. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. The slice will be soft when removed from the oven but will set as it cools. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container.

Tip: Ovens vary; try cooking at 160 degrees for 25 minutes if you have a cooler oven or try a larger tray so mixture is spread more thinly.

Modern Australian
Lunchbox, Snacks
Kids' cooking, Morning/Afternoon Tea, Picnic

2 comments so far

  • delicious but falls apart - what can I do to make it bind better ?

    Date and time
    February 24, 2015, 9:30PM
    • So I'm about a year late but I found if I cooked mine for double the time it worked much better

      Date and time
      January 22, 2016, 8:30AM

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