No one in my household ever wants to eat the crushed Weet bix in the bottom of the box – myself included. I often make the delicious marshmallow-topped Weet Bix slice, however I make these when I feel we would benefit from something slightly healthier. This is just a base recipe, you can throw in whatever dried fruit, seeds or nuts you have to hand. If you wanted to make them extra delicious you could add some choc bits, but probably choose dark so you can convince yourself they are still healthy.
1 cup / 110 grams wholemeal plain flour
4 Weet bix, crushed
½ teaspoon bicarbonate soda, sifted
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup / 50 grams dried fruit – chopped apricots, currants, sultanas etc
100 grams butter, melted
4 large dates, chopped
I apple, peeled, cored and grated
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoons / 40 grams golden syrup
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. line a couple of trays with baking paper. In a large bowl combine the flour, weet bix, bicarbonate soda, nutmeg, cinnamon and dried fruit and mix well.
- To this mix add all the remaining ingredients and stir well. Drop small spoonfuls of the mix onto the trays, and press down slightly – the biscuits will rise slightly, so you do want to flatten them a bit.
- Bake for around 15 minutes, or until golden and starting to firm up. Allow to cool on the trays for a few minutes, then remove onto a wire rack until completely cool.