Soft oaty rounds (à la Organix)

A while ago I bought a few packs of Organix soft oaty bars for Andrew. They were on BOGOF at the supermarket, which made them a reasonable price, and they are handy to take out with us for a snack. He absolutely loves them, and they are so easy for him to eat. Organix have a ‘no junk’ policy, and basically they only have oats, fruit and a bit of sunflower oil in them. Since my first purchase, I don’t seem to have found them on offer again, and at their full price, I’m not sure I want to buy them (sorry Organix, we’re on a budget). So I thought, if they only have a few ingredients in, and they’re all natural, surely I can figure out how to bake something similar myself. And that’s what I did.

They turned out very well, so I’ll definitely be making some more of these. I used muffin molds, so they turned out as ’rounds’, not bars. It’s a bit more of a faff to take one out with us, as I can’t just grab one of the cupboard and shove it in my bag. I’ll have to get into the habit of grabbing a small plastic box instead and putting one into it. This recipe made 8.

Ingredients

  • 100g instant oat cereal (brand name = Ready Brek)
  • 70g raisins, chopped
  • 100ml fruit puree (you can make your own by whizzing up any fruit you have, or I had a few pots of ready made stuff left over from when Andrew was first having solids and we were trying to introduce various flavours without buying all the separate fruits and having to prep them all separately before combining)
  • 20ml olive oil

Method

  1. Pretty easy really, just shove all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined.
  2. Press the mixture firmly into a tray of muffin molds, so each mold is about half full.
  3. Bake at 170ºC for about 15 minutes until nicely golden and still soft to touch.
  4. Allow to cool in the molds – they will firm up whilst cooling.
  5. Once cool, remove from tray and store in airtight container.