Healthy oat cake
Time to make: 45 mins, prep 10 mins, cook 30-35 mins
Total cost: $5.04 / $0.42 per serve
(at time of publication)
- cooking oil spray
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped apricots
- 1/2 cup chopped dates
- 1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 2/3 cup skim milk
- 1 egg, beaten
Step 1 Preheat oven to 180ºC. Spray a medium loaf pan with cooking oil. Set aside.
Step 2 In a bowl, combine flour, oats and sugar. Add apricots, dates and almonds. Using a wooden spoon, stir in oil, milk and egg. Mix well.
Step 3 Pour mixture into prepared loaf tin. Cook for 30–35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Recipe supplied by Healthy Food Guide Readeer, Louise Lamb (Walkerston, QLD)
Don’t be afraid to experiment – swap the dried fruit for the same quantities of any other dried fruit you like. You can bump up the fibre in this recipe by using wholemeal self-raising flour.
Louise says: “This recipe is so easy… and healthy too!”
We say: This high energy, nutrient-dense snack is perfect for active teenagers.