Apple Oaties

Apple Oaties

Preparation time: 30 mins

Cooking time: 35

Number of servings: 15

Carbon Footprint (per serving): kgCO2e


  • 200g porridge oats
  • 80g wholewheat flour
  • 70g mixed seeds (e.g. sunflower and pumpkin)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100ml rapeseed oil (or any light oil)
  • 1 1⁄2 tbsp runny honey or agave syrup
  • 70g dates
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 60ml apple puree (cooked pureed apples)
  • 150g chopped eating apples


1. Make the apple puree: place 120g peeled, chopped cooking apples in a pan with 1 tablespoon of water and a squeeze of lemon juice. Heat gently with a lid on until soft. 2. Grease bottom and sides of rectangular tin and line with baking paper, greased. 3. Chop the eating apples into 2cm chunks and coat with a little lemon juice to prevent browning. 4. Combine oats, flour, seeds, cinnamon, salt and chopped dates in a mixing bowl and stir to distribute evenly. 5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, honey and vanilla. Stir in apple puree. Pour into dry mixture and stir to combine. 6. Add the apple chunks and stir to evenly distribute. Scrape into the tin, spread evenly and press down with a spatula. 7. Bake for 35 minutes at 180 C. 8. Allow to cool to room temperature in the tin, then cut into squares. 9. Can be served still warm with a dollop of Greek yoghurt for pudding.


  • Weighing scales
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • Wooden spoon (or spatula)
  • Balloon whisk (or fork will do)
  • Rectangular baking pan
  • Baking paper

Considering Carbon Footprint

Carbon footprint (per serving): kgCO2e. This is the same as making mugs of tea.*

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*Calculations made using the Carbon Footprint Calculator created by the Consumer Data Research Centre at University of Leeds.


Try and get your apples locally- it was a bumper crop this year so if you know anyone with a tree in their garden I bet they still have apples going spare! if not get down to a market fruit and veg stall and see if they have English apples for sale. Coxes apples are usually English. Or buy some cheap wonky apples from the supermarket- doesn't matter what they look like as they are going to be chopped and eaten.

More Useful Information

We used the recipe a lot for our Autumn events. People loved it and were really suprised that it had no sugar in- just a little bit of honey ( or agave or maple syrup if you want it to be vegan), dates and lovely seasonal apples.

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