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Cereal bars etc for diabetics

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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megasavermegasaver Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
When I read the post by ETO3 today about date and banana bars which are good for diabetics
ET03 wrote:
these don't have nuts but do need baking are good for diabetics too

it got me wondering if anybody else on Oldstyle had similar sweet/savoury snack type recipes for diabetics, that are cheap, easy and maybe use oats. Would love a flapjack recipe for example that is ok for diabetics. OH is diabetic and I would really like to produce some HM snacks for him as a surprise :).

thanks

Mega

PS I will be making the date and banana bars as soon as I go out an buy some dates!

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  • omega_2omega_2 Forumite
    251 posts
    This one works well for me:

    Apple and oat slices (makes 16 bars)

    2 tablespoons caster sugar
    250g/9oz reduced fat monounsaturated spread (I use an olive-type spread)
    2 tablespoons honey (I use runny)
    450g/1lb cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced (I also make this with a mix of eating apples, dried apricots, roughly chopped and 2 tablespoons of orange juice instead of the water)
    175g/6oz plain wholemeal flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    200g/7oz rolled oats
    50g/ 1 3/4oz chopped mixed nuts or chopped hazelnuts - whatever you have in.

    Pre-heat oven to 180C/350F/GM 4. Place apples, sugar and 2 tablespoons water in a saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer gently until pulpy (approx 15 mins).

    Melt marg in another saucepan and stir in the honey. Remove from the heat and stir in flour, baking powder, oats and nuts. Press half of the oat mixture into the base of a lightly greased 7x11inch (18x27cm) shallow tin. Spoon over the apple mixture. Crumble the remaining oat mixture over the fruit and press down gently. Bake until evenly browned (approx 30-40 mins). Cool slightly in tin, cut, remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack. Store in the fridge. Not suitable for freezing.

    I’ve always found the Diabetes UK website http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Recipes.nsf/Searchrecipes really useful. HTHs!
  • megasavermegasaver Forumite
    162 posts
    Thank you for replying :j and recommending that recipe. I wanted recipes that other MSEs had actually tried out as I have found some of the diabetic ones on the internet to be a bit hit and miss!
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