I made this recipe up so that I had something healthy and nutritions to hand either for a quick breakfast or a healthy snack. I also had some bramley apples to use up. They are loaded with good things for your body and are really good for your digestive system too due to the linseeds, oats, whole fruits and natural fibre. Also, don’t worry if you don’t have all the ingredients, I have listed some swaps that work equally as well.
These healthy bites are high in: fibre, essential fatty acids, protein, vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and prebiotics,
2 medium grated bramley apples (I kept the skins on and if you don’t have bramley apples just use ordinary apples)
25g Oat bran
1 heaped dsp golden linseed
1 heaped dsp milled linseed
2 tbsp sultanas*
1 or 2 heaped tsp honey (or any sweetener of your choice)
2 heaped tsp of cinnamon
1 heaped tbsp of raw peanuts (I chopped them into small pieces using my little blender)
1 heaped tbsp of peanut butter (warm first if possible to make mixing easier) (If you want them to be richer and more peanut-butter tasting you can double the quantity.
Pinch of sea salt
*I soaked the sultanas in a little boiling water as they plump up and will make the bites more moist, and if you use just a little water it turns syrupy and you can add that too.
Optional extras or swaps:
Swaps – Instead of peanuts you could use almonds and almond butter or any other nuts or seeds you like. Walnuts go really well with apples and you could use a vegetable oil or butter rather than peanut butter.
Toppings – I sprinkled hemps seeds over the top as they are high in protein, essential fatty acids and rich in vitamins and minerals. I often use linseeds, pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds instead, or even chopped nuts.
Extras – You can also add chopped dates, figs or prunes as they all go well with apples.
Pre-heat over to 160 degrees Celsius. Simply mix all the ingredients together and place onto greaseproof paper or baking parchment on a baking try and bake in the oven for around 20 minutes. I often mix the ingredients in a large saucepan so that I can warm the peanut butter and honey first to make mixing easier but not essential. Try the mixture first before baking and decide if you think it needs anything else. The apples I used were super sweet bramley apples and not tart at all. I keep the sugar content low as I eat these for breakfast, but if they are to replace biscuits you may want to add more dried fruit or a natural sweeter like maple syrup, date molasses or honey. Adjust to suit your tastebuds and health goals.
You can eat warm from the oven, or allow to cool and keep in the fridge. Enjoy!