If your kids are slow to get going in the morning, knock up a batch of these and watch them perk up. They’re packed with dried fruit and nuts, so they’re a decent source of energy at any time of day. The mixture is quite sticky, but have faith and you’ll soon be tucking into a tasty batch of biscuits. Makes 15 - 20 depending on size.
- 100g unsalted butter
- 200g rolled oats (not the big jumbo ones)
- 60g light brown sugar
- A couple of drops of vanilla extract
- A couple of pinches of salt
- 100g mixed nuts, chopped
- 75g dried fruit (we used raisins and chopped apricots)
- 1 egg, beaten
1. `Pre-heat the oven to 180c/160 fan/gas 4.
2. In a large pan, melt the butter, sugar, golden syrup, vanilla and salt gently.
3. Add the remaining ingredients to the pan and mix well.
4. Use a soup spoon to spoon the mixture onto a lined tray. You may have to use your hands to form them into rough circles and flatten down slightly. Watch out for raisins sticking out - they are prone to burn.
5. Bake for around 12 minutes, but check half way through to see if they need turning around in the oven to cook evenly. Leave to cool on the tray.
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