It’s great weather to get out and about, around trees and hills. This calls for snacks!

We need compact, delicious, chewy & satisfying nutrition.

I love this recipe from a cyclist friend, Handy to grab and snack for belly fuel. Great for heart & brain health with nut oils & fiber as well.

Ready for Easter and Autumn outdoor adventuring, keep this recipe on file for winter camping and skiing trips. It’s egg-free, and the butter can be substituted equal quantity for coconut oil for a vegan recipe.

**Use gluten-free oats for a gluten-free version.

1 cup Sesame seeds

1 cup Slivered Almonds

1 cup Chopped Pecans

4 cups Rolled oats

1 cup Pine nuts

1 cup Pumpkin seeds

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup Currants

1 cup Cranberries

1 cup Diced Apricots

1 cup Diced Dried Figs

Favorite Jam 500g jar

½ cup Honey

250g Butter

1 whole vanilla bean – scrape the seeds out

4 tablespoons Cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees fan force..

Combine dry ingredients in a big bowl.

Melt butter in a saucepan or microwave on till melted then add honey, jam, vanilla seeds and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly then remove from heat.

Combine wet ingredients with processed dried ingredients. Place mixtures in a baking paper-lined baking tin.

Lay another piece of baking paper down over the top and roll over to level out & compress the mixture. Get your oven timer or phone out and put an alarm on for cooking – this is vital.

Bake it for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. After cooling, but warm enough to handle, slide out onto a chopping board, and slice through with a large knife into small 1 inch by 2-inch pieces. Store in an airtight container in the fridge layered with greaseproof paper. Lasts 2 weeks in the fridge. To freeze, wrap pieces individually in greaseproof, and store in an airtight container.

**Some oats are not gluten-free due to processing & manufacturing.

*Stay close to the oven, because if this burns, it’s a very expensive piece of coal. *Every oven is different, so keep close and check every 5 minutes after about 15 minutes.