Showing posts with label BAR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BAR. Show all posts

Sunday, August 23, 2015


Breakfast bars recipe @

Who can deny the delightful combination of flavors in these  No Sugar Date Oatmeal Bars.  They are  a terrific, portable, yummy breakfast and perfect for any time of the day and great to pack in your lunch box.

These bars used only 6 ingredients.  No Sugar Date Oatmeal Bars are light, nut free  and sugar free. The sweetness came from the date and raisin and these  would  give your kids a natural sugar lift.   I love these  mildly sweetened bars but in case you need more sweetness , you could increase the quantity of date and raisin used in the recipe.  Add chopped nuts if you like them too.

Breakfast  bars recipe @

I have listed below other  bars recipe well liked by my family, check it out by  clicking on each title:

Blackcurrant Oat Bars
Healthy Breakfast Bars
Cocoa Banana Bars

Sunday, June 21, 2015


Bars recipe

I  immensely wanted to eat nutritious bars that was not so sweet yet tasty.  The blend of  rolled oat and apple  makes this  Apple Oatmeal Bars  a perfect treat..

It was super easy and pretty quick to prepare.  Apple Oatmeal Bars are excellent for on the go breakfast or quick snack anytime of the day. Had used palm sugar (gula Melaka) to make these bars and it smells wonderful while baking.

Packed full of vitamin C, apple provides all sorts  of great health benefits. The phytonutrients in apples can help you regulate your blood sugar, for fighting off a cold and  to giving you smooth skin so there is even more reason to eat them up.  Whole apples are richer in dietary fiber so they are better nutritional choice than apple juice.

They are great alternative to granola bars minus the extra sugar.  Kids love them and they are almost like a cake

This recipe makes one pan so share the goodness with your friends or pack them in your lunches all week.

Sunday, April 26, 2015


Blackcurrant Oat Bars Recipe @

It's a time for my weekend baking and am craving for a quick but tasty dessert that can be put together  in  less than 15  minutes.    Any guess?

Definitely my choice  goes to  Blackcurrant Oatmeal Bars  reason  being I am able to make use of fruit jam  that sits idle in my pantry for quite some time.

Oats are a favorite of my diet and often incorporated into bars and desserts.  Not only oats are versatile and inexpensive but they offer a host of health benefits. The oatmeal gives  a nice chewiness to these  bars.

Spread dough onto bottom of baking pan coated with butter.  Spreading dough with wet hands is the easiest method before topping it with fruit jam. I used blackcurrant jam but any jam you have on hand will do preferably a  quality and not too sugary ones.

Blackcurrant Oat Bars  are easy to make and fantastically delicious! Have given some to my friends, they love them and keep asking for more...

Blackcurrant Oat Bars Recipe @

Sunday, March 1, 2015


Slab Pie Recipe  @

Peach Crumb Slab Pie is a fun way to serve pie like a bar.  The crust is rolled  to fit a rimmed jelly roll pan and shaped into a rectangle instead of round.

You can experiment with other fruits that are available throughout the year.  If using fresh fruits add juice of one lemon to avoid browning but now I used canned peaches that have been drained well.

We are not adding much sugar to the filling since the peaches are already sweetened.  Adding sugar to the crust as well but this is entirely up to your preference.

Don't worry if your crust tears while you're rolling it out, just patch it back together. You'll know it's good when you press the dough into ball shape.  If it is overly dry, add one tablespoon of ice water at a time.  At this point, you  can cover and refrigerate it.

Sunday, February 1, 2015


Breakfast Bars Recipe @

Honey Oat  Bars are excellent for on the go breakfast or quick snack anytime of the day.

It was super easy and pretty quick to prepare.  Use your preferred combo like sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds  or cranberries if you like. In fact the combination are endless.

Honey Oat Bars are free from wheat, dairy free and vegan   so they are good for those with food allergies.

I used chopped almond,. black sesame seeds and raisin for a total of 120 g.  Add 2 tablespoon of honey   if you want it sweeter.

Honey Oat Bars

Sunday, October 12, 2014


M&M Cookies Slices

Was thinking about what to make for tea time treat then my kid suggested to try this colorful and pleasing M&M Cookies Slices.

He makes a right choice.  It turned out fantastic!   These  bound to be big hit with kids and adult alike.   My visitors are very pleased too, they even  ask me for the recipe.

Since I love my slices to be not so sweet, I had used only 3/4 cup of brown sugar but you can add more if want it sweeter.

These  M&M Cookies Slices  are  super  quick to prepare, no mixer required and using  only one bowl so you save your time washing up so many dishes.

M&M Cookies Slices

Makes   12-16 slices depending on size

1/2 cup butter melted
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
18 chocolate cookies roughly crushed
1/2 cup M&M for topping

M&M Cookies Slices


1.  Preheat oven @ 180 C and lightly grease 8 in cake pan.

2.  In a mixing bowl, beat egg, melted butter,  sugar and vanilla essence until well combined.

3.  Fold in  flour and roughly crushed chocolate cookies.  Stir well.

4.  Scoop the mixture into prepared pan,  spread evenly.

5.  Sprinkle the top with M&M, lightly press them with your finger.

6.  Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

7.  Cool in pan for 30 minutes before slicing.

M&M Cookies Slices

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Sunday, August 10, 2014


Looking for something indulgent to satisfy a sweet tooth?  Look what I have baked today, this is what you might need. These homemade Coconut Bars are filled with soft and chewy coconut topping are a sheer delight.

You have an option to add an egg to the dough or go egg free, the choice is yours also for the jam you can choose whatever fruit jam you  love.

You'll know it is done, when the edges and coconut topping  turn slightly brown.  Let cool in the pan before slicing into bars.

These Coconut Bars will bring a smile to the face of whomever you serve them for sure. Enjoy!

Yield  :     16 bars

1.5 cups  plain  flour
125 g melted butter
2 tablespoon sugar
1 egg or 4-5 tablespoon milk
5-6 tablespoon fruit jam

1.5 cup  grated  coconut
1/4 cup sugar
4 tablespoon condensed milk


1.  Grease lightly 19 x 29 cm slice pan.  Preheat oven @ 175 C.

2.  Combine topping ingredients, keep aside.

3.  Add sugar, egg or  milk  to melted butter, stir well.

4.  Pour butter mixture over dry ingredients, mix until it forms into soft dough.

5.  Press dough into prepared pan  using  a plastic sheet.

6.  Spread liberally with jam.

7.  Cover base evenly with topping.

8.  Bake until  slightly golden for 20 minutes.

9.  Cool completely in pan.  Cut into squares to serve

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Sunday, June 23, 2013


Oatmeal Bars Recipe @

Date Oatmeal Bars are a wonderful treat anytime of the day.  Sweet and soft dates are sandwiched between not so buttery oat and flour mixture. They are easy to make, everyone will love them.

Since most of us eat way too much sugar in our diet, I try to use less sugar and more nutritious ingredients such as fruits, nuts and oat. My date bar recipe has these characteristics.  It  is a very nice alternative to have an easy  breakfast or snack instead of going into a fast food restaurant.

This dessert encourages us to prepare a simple meals from basic ingredients instead of expensive and less nutritious processed foods .I have tweaked the recipe as per my preference by omitting sugar in the filling and reduced the amount of butter used.  Really surprised to see that these bars were a great hit with my family.

I hope you will get to try these bars and enjoy them over and over again,

Sunday, June 2, 2013


The easiest brownies ever. Makes up in a 7 x 11 in tin. Egg Free Chocolate  Brownies are soft like a cake with crunchy almond. These are wonderful and exactly what I was trying to create, in my opinion they have  the perfect texture and  used much lesser sugar than regular brownies.

There are many ways you can enjoy this favorite by replacing almond with cashew, pecan or walnut, Omit the nuts to include dried cranberries, apricot or cherries. You can even add white chocolate or dark chocolate pieces in the batter.

Serves    :   20

1.5 cup self rising flour
1/2 cup rolled oat
3/4 cup  castor sugar
100 g melted butter
1/2  cup plus 2 tablespoon  whole milk
2 tablespoon cocoa
1 medium banana mashed
3/4 cup coarsely chopped almond
1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 170 C Lightly grease a  7 x 11 in pan.

Combine flour, oat, sugar and cocoa in a mixing bowl.

In another bowl, whisk together butter, milk, banana and vanilla extract.

Add milk mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir until well combined.

Fold in chopped almond, stir to combine.

Spread out  into greased 7 x 11 in pan, level out the top with spatula.

Bake for 25 minutes @ 170 C or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Cool in pan 10 minutes then place on wire rack to cool.

To serve cut into squares or rectangles.

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Sunday, December 16, 2012


Rolled Oat Slce Recipe @

This healthy slice is such a hit in my household that I end up making it often.  Made with a minimum amount of fat and  low in sugar, this is definitely a healthier choice for breakfast or after school snack.

Obviously, they're so versatile, change up the raisin, use other dried fruit instead or add seeds of your choice also  use coconut oil  instead of melted butter. If don't drink regular milk, there are a lot of non dairy alternatives to choose from. You can buy milk made from  almond, rice or soy.

Full of natural goodness of oat without no artificial color of flavor and they are super easy to prepare.

Rolled Oat Slce Recipe @

Friday, May 25, 2012


Breakfast Bars Recipe @

Here is one of our favorite chocolate indulgences. This Cocoa Banana Bars  contains rolled oat, cocoa powder and mashed banana.

It was specifically made for you to enjoy a sweet treat without loads of sugar and fat. This is also egg free and could be turned into diary free by replacing whole  milk with almond or rice milk.  It  is the easiest and yummiest  bars and they don't last long in my kitchen!

Sunday, May 6, 2012


This quick and easy bar slice is a snack favorite in our household.  These are egg free and freeze well also. They are great for those who want to embrace good health without costly expense.

It can be gobbled up immediately or stored in an airtight container up to 3 days. Their texture are great because they hold together perfectly to slice, yet are tender and tasty.

Yield   :   12 bars

1 C rolled oat
1/4 C all purpose flour
1/4 C brown sugar
1/4 C sesame seeds
1/4 C chopped nuts
60g melted butter
1 medium banana mashed
1- 2 tablespoons milk if required


Preheat oven @ 170C and  line 8 in square pan with baking  paper.

Place rolled oat, flour. sugar, sesame seeds and nuts in a mixing bowl.

In a small bowl, combine melted butter and banana, beat well.

Combine dry ingredients with butter mixture,  stir until well incorporated. If still crumbly, add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time  to the dough.

Pour into prepared pan, lightly level with the back of a spoon and bake until light brown for 20 minutes.

Leave in the pan for 10 minutes, cut into bars while still warm.

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Friday, March 30, 2012


Breakfast Bars recipe @

Chewy  and wholesome, this Healthy Breakfast Bars make a super satisfying snack. They bake up in a snap without leaving home.

These bars were delicious and not too sweet. If you desire, you can add some brown sugar to sweeten them up a bit They were  perfect to my liking so it really didn't need to be any sweeter. It is  great for those  with food allergies since there is no wheat, butter  and egg  in the recipe.

They tasted great and  you can't stop at one piece!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


If you need a healthy and easy breakfast or in between snack to start your day, you must try this recipe. It is  made of rolled oat, dried fruit ( you can use raisin, cherry, mixed peel, cranberries) and toasted chopped nuts ( almond, hazel, cashew, peanut). They're sweetened with condensed milk instead of sugar and contains minimal fat.

To make it easier you can press the dough into square greased tin then slice after it has been baked. You'll be amazed how this healthy  treat produces a chewy and not so sweet bar despite using condensed milk.

Yield   14 bars

1/2 cup  plus 2 tablespoon  condensed milk
125 g (1 1/3 cup)  rolled oat
80 g   (1/2 cup) dried  fruit
80 g  (1/2 cup) chopped nuts



* Heat the condensed milk in a microwave on High for a minute. Add in rolled oat and stir.

* Mix the rest of the ingredients and roll out into rectangle in between plastic sheet, cut into bar and place onto greased baking sheet.

* Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until light brown @ 130 C . Remove from pan after 5 minutes and transfer into rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.

* Enjoy your healthy bar fresh from the oven.

Thanks so much for your support and encouragement my friends, may this year brings better health and happiness to you and family. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Friday, November 5, 2010


One of the easiest snack you can prepare when your're really hungry. It barely takes a few minutes to whip up. It is great served for your late night or afternoon snack or even breakfast.

These bars are much healthier than what you can easily find in the store but the best part is you are able to choose what to add in as per your preference or according to what's currently available in your pantry.

This time chopped almonds are used but next time shall try sunflower seed, sesame seed, cashew or peanut instead. They also smell great while baking. If you prefer sweeter bars use 3/4 cup of sugar.


1 C rolled oat
1/2 C sugar
1/4 C melted butter
1/2 C chopped nut
1/4 C milk
1/2 C all purpose flour
pinch of salt
oil to grease the pan


* Preheat oven @ 175 C, line 8 x 8 in baking sheet with parchment paper and coat with oil.

* In a mixing bowl, combine oat, sugar, salt, nut and flour.

* Gradually add milk and butter, stir well.

* Press evenly onto prepared pan , bake 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

* Remove from oven and cut into squares while still warm.

* Cool completely on wire rack.

Thursday, April 8, 2010



It's already past midnight but my son is asking to bake something since he was staying late for the soccer match and manage to cook this bar in a jiffy. The result is quite pleasing and my son gives a thumb up! Besides chocolate rice you could use chocolate chip instead.


1 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chocolate rice
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 tablespoon milk


1. Preheat oven @ 180 C. Sift together flour and baking powder.

2. Whisk butter, sugar, essence and milk until well combined.

3. Now add flour with butter mixture together with chocolate rice and chopped nut until well incorporated.

4. Pour the dough onto greased 8 inches square pan, press lightly to level the top.

5. Bake for 15-20 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

6. Let the bars sit in the pan for 5 minutes. Slice while still warm.

7. Remove and let cool on wire rack.

8. Store in a airtight container.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010



Trying for the first time to bake bar cookies, it turns out to be greatest hit with my family. It is soft, healthy and very pleasant taste, I bet you would love this bar once you tried it.


2 cups rolled oat
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup raisin
3/4 cup butter melted
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence


1. Preheat oven to 170 C. Grease a 8 inches square pan and line with parchment paper.

2. Whisk together oat, flour, and baking powder.

3. Combine butter, sugar, essence and milk until well combined.

4. Mix together dry and wet ingredients, pour into prepared pan and level the top.

5. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

6. Remove and cool in the pan.

7. Cut into desired shape and store in an airtight container.

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