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Stack of apricot oat bars on a wire rack with dried apricots in the background
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Apricot Oat Bars

A quick and easy fruity oat bar snack for the whole family. Softer than most oat bars and not too crumbly.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snack, Teatime
Cuisine: British
Keyword: apricot oat bars, oat bars
Servings: 15 bars
Author: [email protected] Cooks


  • 100 g dried apricots, semi-soft are best
  • 1 large egg
  • 120 g porridge oats
  • 80 g self-raising flour
  • 100 g light soft brown sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch dried ginger powder
  • 100 g butter
  • 50 g golden syrup, or maple syrup



  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 160°C fan/ gas mark 4/ 350°F
  • Line a 20cm square tin with a baking parchment square or Magic Liner
  • Cut the apricots into raisin- size pieces - easiest with scissors
  • Beat the egg lightly with a fork

For the Oat Bars:

  • Mix the dry ingredients
    120 g porridge oats, 80 g self-raising flour, 100 g light soft brown sugar, Pinch salt, Pinch dried ginger powder, 100 g dried apricots,
  • In a large saucepan on a low heat, melt the butter and golden syrup. Take off the heat and stir in the dry ingredients with the beaten egg and mix together well
    100 g butter, 50 g golden syrup,, 1 large egg
  • Pour into the tin and spread out evenly
  • Cook for 20-25 minutes until golden
  • Cool in the tin, then tip out onto a board and cut into bars - 3 x 5, making 15 bars


Everyday Cooks Tip:

To weigh golden syrup: weigh the tin; zero the scales: using your mixing spoon, take syrup out of the tin until the weight is -50g.