A pile of organic sunflower seed and apricot bars

Nut-free Apricot Oat Bars

Cooking with children can be hard and it can be messy – there is no denying it requires a bit of patience.

However, the value they get from being in the kitchen, learning about food from young age is invaluable and something they will hold on to for a lifetime. Start them off with something simple and healthy.

Prepare these Oat Bars for healthy school lunchboxes or after-school snacks.

Shelley Good Eats
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 10 bars



  1. Preheat the oven to 160C and line a 8inch x 8inch baking tray.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, bi carb, baking power, coconut, oats, sunflower seeds, apricots and sultanas.
  3. Place butter, molasses and rapadura sugar in a small saucepan over low heat stir until butter is melted and combined with sugar.
  4. Pour butter mixture into the dry ingredients and use a wooden spoon to mix.
  5. Finally add in the egg and mix to form a sticky mixture.
  6. Spread mixture out in prepared baking tray using a spoon to flatten the top.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining 1tbsp sunflower seeds.
  8. Bake in the oven for 15-20min or until golden.
  9. Allow to cool completely before slicing into 10 bars.
A pile of organic sunflower seed and apricot bars

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