No Sugar, No Dairy Oatmeal Squares


The trouble with shop-bought biscuits is that they are so heavily processed and usually contain lots of artificial additives, sugar and hydrogenated fats. Not so great. These home-made oat biscuits are much better for your health and are really easy to whip up. Make a double batch and freeze for school/office lunch boxes or sports snacks. 

No Sugar, No Dairy Oatmeal Squares

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120g rolled oats

20g ground almonds

60g chopped walnuts/pecans [or any nuts you like]

80g dried fruit (any you like – raisins, cranberries, dates, figs)

35g seeds (any you like – sunflower, pumpkin, flax, sesame)

1 tsp cinnamon

low fat milk or almond milk (dairy free)

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees Celsius
2. Mix dry ingredients.
3. Pour wet ingredients into dry. Stir to combine. Add enough milk for the mixture to combine and reach a sticky consistency.
4. Pour into a baking dish lined with parchment.
5. Bake for 30- 40 minutes (golden brown)
6. Cut into 9 squares.

Makes approx 9 servings

Each bar is approximately 150 calories packed with great protein, fats, carbs and loaded with vitamins and minerals. There is plenty of natural sugar in the dried fruit so also makes a great refueling snack during an endurance sport.

While delicious, the only sweetness in these comes from the dried fruit. Add in a tablespoon of honey if you like.

Recipes, SnacksAlva O'Sullivan