I love traybakes because they are quick and last for several days, plus you can put in lots of healthy ingredients such as dried fruit and seeds. This is a particularly good tasting sort of flapjack that should be a winner even with fussy kids, like two year old Freddy whose favourite phrase at mealtimes is suddenly ‘NO I WANT SOMETHING ELSE’. Grrrrrrr. As a variation on this recipe you could replace the peanut butter with a mashed banana. Recipe is from the brilliant cookbook River Cottage Everyday and makes 16. Check out the ‘kids snacks/meals’ category on the right side of my blog for further ideas!
125g unsalted butter
150g soft brown sugar or light muscovado sugar
125g no-sugar-added crunchy peanut butter
Finely grated zest of 1 orange
200g porridge oats (not jumbo)
150g dried fruit, such as raisins, sultanas and chopped apricots, prunes or dates, either singly or in combination
150g seeds, such as pumpkin, sunflower, poppy, linseed or sesame