Friday 27 January 2012

Yummy Yummy in My Tummy Fruity Yoghurt Oat Bars

I like to cook homemade food for Tristan and I like that he explores new tastes and textures, experiencing a vast variety of different food.  I have always imagined cooking with my child/children, having fun with them as my mother did when I was young with me and my sister.  Even though Tristan is only nearing 10 months of age I do try to involve him, I talk to him about what I’m doing when I’m cooking, let him handle and explore the fruit and vegetables I use and give him a range of different food to eat and let him have fun with it.

One of the recipes I like to make for Tristan is a yummy fruit yoghurt oaty bars I found on Ella’s Kitchen in the recipes from their experts section.  Tristan loves gobbling them up, devouring the bars.  The bars are great as they are quick and easy to do and are a great source to help add to ‘five-a-day.’

Ingredients –

* 1 pouch ‘The Yellow One’ Smoothie fruit
* 75g organic butter or unsaturated spread
* 175g organic rolled oats
* 100g organic dried apricot pieces
* 100g organic dates
* 100g organic raisins
* 4 tbsp. organic natural yoghurt

Cooking instructions –

1.  Pre-heat the oven to 170C (325F) or Gas mark 3
2.  Lightly grease a 7 inch square shallow rectangular cake tin
3.  Melt the butter/unsaturated spread in a saucepan and then stir in the other ingredients mixing thoroughly
4.  Put the mix into the cake tin and bake for 15 minutes
5.  Once cooled cut into bars and serve

I prefer to cut the fruit into small pieces as I find it works better in the bars and I sometimes change the ingredients.

Helping mummy mix
Tristan has even given me a helping hand to mix the dried fruit together before adding to the melted butter……he does like to grab an apricot or date from the bowl to munch on for a treat for all of his hard work helping mummy!

I'll have that!!
Yummy apricot!
 These bars are a favourite with Tristan and I look forward to him helping me even more as he grows older and we can try new recipes together over the years.


Yummy yummy in my tummy!
We’ve entered this tasty treat into Red Ted Arts Blog Cooking with kids competition in association with Appliances Online.

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