Banana, blueberry and apple squares

These banana, blueberry and apple breakfast squares are really simple to make with wholesome, fruity ingredients which hold their shape well, making them perfect to grab for a healthy breakfast on the go… or at lunch… or as post workout snack… or NOW! Eating fruit for breakfast infuses the body with beneficial vitamins, minerals and fibre which help to stimulate digestion in the stomach and allows the body to get rid of any unwanted waste from the previous day. 

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What you need:

  • 75g melted coconut oil (melted)
  • 2 tbspoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 tbspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 75g desiccated coconut
  • 50g flaked coconuts
  • 50g oats
  • 100g oat flour (ground up oats)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 overripe bananas
  • 75g blueberries
  • 100g stewed apple (see below for a quick way to make this)

What you need to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 (fan) or gas mark 7 and line a square baking tray with baking parchment.
  2. In a bowl, mix together your melted coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla essence and then to this add your cinnamon, baking powder, desiccated coconut, flaked coconut, oats and out flour and stir together.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk your egg with a fork and add this to the other ingredients, and then mash your two bananas and place them in the bowl with everything else before mixing together thoroughly.
  4. Finally add the blueberries and stewed apple (see below for a quick way to make this) and fold this through the mixture.
  5. Place the mixture in the baking tray and spread out evenly before placing in the oven for 40-45 minutes, until the cake is golden brown.
  6. Leave to cool and then with a sharp knife cut into 9 squares and sprinkle with some desiccated coconut to serve.

STEWED APPLE

To make roughly 100g:

  • Take two large apples (can be any variety) and core and cut into small chunks, roughly 2 inches wide.
  • Place this in a saucepan with 6 tbspoons water and leave to simmer for 10/15 minutes until the apple is soft.
  • Alternatively, you can place the apple chunk and water in a bowl in the microwave for around 4-5 minutes.

TIP: You can make extra stewed fruit and its perfect on top of porridge or yoghurt with a little sprinkle of cinnamon.

 

 

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