Oat and fruit lunch box bars

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 28 July 2011.
Tagged: bake, easy, oats, school lunch

  • Ready In: 45 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 12
Oat and fruit lunch box bars


This is a quick and easy snack to make for school lunch boxes or an afternoon snack.


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 Weet-Bix crushed
  • 1/3 cup chopped apricots
  • 1/3 cup sultanas
  • 1/3 cup pepitas or slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup plain flour
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 75 g unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Nutrition per serve

690 kJ (165 Calories), 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 g carbohydrate (9 g sugars), 2 g fibre and 20 mg sodium.


1. Grease a shallow 20 cm square cake pan. Line the base and sides with baking paper, extending the paper 2 cm above the edges of the pan.

2. Place oats, Weet-Bix, sultanas, apricots, pepitas, sugar and flour in a large bowl. Stir to combine.

3. In a small bowl, melt the butter in a microwave until just melted then whisk in the milk and egg with a whisk or fork. Add to dry ingredients and mix well until combined. Spread evenly into the prepared pan and press in firmly so it's packed and smooth.

4. Cook in a moderate oven (180ºC/375ºF) for 30 minutes, or until golden and cooked. Stand in pan for 5 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

5. Using a sharp knife, cut into 12 even bars. Keeps well in an airtight container for a week.