Cranberry Bliss Baked Oat Bars – a healthier guilt-free version of the ever so popular Starbucks treat.
160g of oats (4x HEb’s)
1.5 tsp of baking powder
pinch of salt
1/4 tsp of ginger
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
4 tbs of sukrin gold (or use another Erythritol sweetener of your choice)
30g of white chocolate
40g of dried cranberries
1 cup of quark
2 tbs of honey
little zest of the juice of an orange
Preheat oven to 180c/350f (gas mark 4)
Add the oat to a blender or food processor and pulse until fine.
Add to a bowl along with the baking powder, pinch of salt, cinnamon and ginger and mix to combine
Chop half of the cranberries and half of the white chocolate into smaller pieces, stir into the mix.
In a separate bowl mix together the apple sauce, Sukrin (or sweetener of choice)m vanilla extract and eggs
Add this into the oats and fold until all combined
line a 13×9.5 inch baking tray with parchment paper.
Add the mixture to the tray and spread out in an even layer.
Place in the oven and bake for approx 30 mins (skewer entered into the middle should come out clear.
Allow to cool and then carefully remove to a rack.
Mix together the quark, honey and orange juice/zest
Once oat base has cooled, carefully spread over the top.
Add the remaining white chocolate to a bowl and melt at 10 sec intervals in the microwave until melted.
Then add to a small ziplock bag, push the melted chocolate to one corner of the bag, snip of the edge and drizzle all over the top of the quark.
Chop into smaller pieces the remaining dried cranberries and sprinkle these over the top.
Slice into 4 equal size rectangles, then slice each rectangle in half again, and then those halves into triangles, so you have 16 triangles in total.
These are then ready to enjoy!!
I recommend refrigerating or freezing on a tray if not eating within 2 days.