Posted on April 04, 2020 by Jenny Cromack

I made these bars for the first time this week, admittedly they were taken from a weaning book for my son, but hey who cares…they’re pretty tasty and really simple to make. I got my son involved in making these with me but if you want a tidier kitchen at the end maybe stick to making them by yourself!


25g chopped pumpkin seeds

25g ground almonds

25g sesame seeds

Ok – here’s the cheat….I just used 75g of a pack of milled linseed, goji berries and pumpkin seeds instead of the ingredients above!

200g oats

Handful raisins or chopped apricots

3 tbsp honey

100g rapeseed oil

2 x ripe bananas

How To

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees or gas mark 4.
  2. Cover a baking tray (around 20cm x 30cm) with grease proof paper
  3. If you’re using a pre-mixed bag of seeds, etc like me then pop 75g of the mix in a bowl. If not then chop the pumpkin seeds into small pieces then add to a bowl then add the ground almonds and sesame seeds.
  4. Add all of the other ingredients, apart from the bananas, to the bowl.
  5. Mash the bananas and then add to the bowl.
  6. Mix all of the ingredients together.
  7. Spoon the mixture into the baking tray, then press down well with the back of the spoon. You want a nice even layer so the bars cook evenly.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and mark into bars – the recipe should make around 24 bars.
  10. Leave the bars to cool before cutting up.
  11. Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days, the bars can also be frozen.

We hope you enjoy this healthy fruit and nut bar recipe.