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* The title of this blog refutes the dangerous idea that veganism is a weight-loss diet and that all vegans are skinny. Conversely, being a-not-so-skinny-vegan is also not the same as being overweight or unhealthy. All food intake must be part of a balanced lifestyle.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fruity Oatmeal Bars

Try this delicious and very simple recipe for great snacks with afternoon tea!

Fruity Oatmeal Bars

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup vegan butter
3/4 cup fruit jam (make sure it has been in the cupboard and not the fridge!)

Preheat over to 180C. Grease a 20cm square pan. Mix brown sugar, flour, bs, salt and rolled oats in a bowl. Add the butter and make a crumbly mixture with your fingers. Press 2/3 of the mixture into the pan (I lined the pan with baking paper to make it easier to get it out later). Spread the jam within 5mm of the edge. This is tricky. Make sure the jam is room temperature beforehand and don't get too stressed if it's lumpy in parts. Just try to make it even. Sprinkle the rest of the mixture on top and lightly press into the jam. Bake for 35-40 mins until it has lightly browned. Allow to cool before cutting into squares with a sharp, strong knife. Delicious and simple!

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