250g/9oz. Butter (unsalted) or dairy free alternatives such as soya spread or coconut butter
100g/3.5oz. Soft brown sugar or two ripe bananas
100g/3.5oz. Honey/agave/maple syrup or golden-syrup
To add variety add 100g/3.5oz of dried fruit, nuts, seeds (Whole or ground) or chocolate chips, chopped apples etc.
This was a favourite of mine as a child that my Nanny used to make. I must admit that her recipe was rather sugar laden so I have adapted the ingredients slightly. You can be really flexible with this recipe by chosing vegan options for the butter and reducing the sugar levels, by using ripe bananas and going for honey or agave instead of golden syrup. Adding dried fruit or perhaps the odd apple that has gone past its best is a great way to add sweetness too. Including nuts and seeds also adds important protein which along with the oats do buffer the sugar. Have these as a tasty treat with a cuppa or as a pre work out snack. A fun thing to make with the kids too as they can add the extras they like, which could also be peanut butter as another alternative to the sugar.