Pantry Staple – Honey Oat Bars

There are pantry staples. Then there are staples. Believe me – there is a difference!

Just like milk is to our cereal and spinach is to our salad, honey oat bars are a pantry staple that are always trying to sneak their way into the nearest biscuit tin, not waiting long to get gobbled up. (seriously, my sister and I could eat a whole tray of these in 1 sitting!)

You can use them to stir through your yoghurt, sprinkle on your ice-cream, and even make granola out of them by sprinkling the mixture over a baking tray and baking until nice and crispy!

The possibilities are diverse. endless. and delicious.

Another fab thing about this recipe is it is sooooooo quick and easy – think wet dry combine! (then eat mixture :P)

Did I mention they’re healthy?! (If you’re definition of healthy involves dry fruit, oats + whole-meal flour) Where you can always reduce the butter content for a more crumbly texture rather than gooey

Yes my friends… truly a win win win situation!
(the 3 wins standing for yummy, quick & easy, and healthy of course :P)

Get excited, because I know I am!

Honey Oat BarsRecipe from: The Australian’s Women’s Weekly, Big Book Of Beautiful Biscuits

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup sultanas (or any other dried fruit you like! e.g. apricots)
1/2 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/2 cup coconut
155g butter
1 heaped tablespoon honey

1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Combine oats, sultanas, sifted flour , sugar and coconut in a bowl.
3. Melt butter and honey, then mix intoΒ dryΒ ingredientsΒ until combined
4. Press evenly over base of well greased 28 cm x 17cm lamington tin.
5. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Leave to cool in tray then remove and cut into deliciously large squares


Honey Oat BarsI can almost smell that freshly baked honey oatey goodness wafting throughout the house….

Honey Oat BarsThese bars… this is where I live
Honey Oat BarsHoney Oat BarsBe quick and eat them before they eat you! (kidding… cause that will never happen… just thought it sounded cool… but seriously … devour these goodies!!)

What’s your favourite pantry staple? or should I say stand-by baked snack?

Hope you all had a simply fabulous weekend!
and thanks for stopping by!



  1. Those bars are irresistible and delicious!! I can’t see them lasting more than a day or two depending on how many are in the household.

    • thank-you very much! :)
      they barely last a day between 2 people in our house! – the attitude is get in quick or you miss out πŸ˜›
      can never seem to get sick of this favourite – and i am not complaining! πŸ˜›

    • thank-you very much! πŸ˜€
      they are completely nourish aren’t they! :)

    • thank-you! :) be careful – you can never stop at one with these bad boys πŸ˜›

  2. Ooft I can see why they are a pantry staple, they look so delicious :)
    Hope school is treating you well!

    Choc Chip Uru

    • haha thanks Uru! – they are utterly addictive πŸ˜›

      yeahh… it’s not tooooo bad – just keep plodding – am insanely excited for the end of the year it’s not even funny – that’s what’s getting me through! the 3 month holiday wooooo!

      Hope it’s all going well for you as well! :)

    • yay! :) let me know how they go! you won’t regret it :)

    • thanks Natalia! :)
      they are the perfect substitute to cereal bars and personally taste 10 times better to boot!
      enjoy :)

    • thanks! its really the ideal all day snack! :)
      can never seem to get enough πŸ˜›

    • true words right there my friend! :)
      it is my go-to cookbook anyyytime of the day – i don’t think i can remember anything that wasn’t delicious from their books – big love!!

    • thank-you! :)
      beware – you can never stop going back for more πŸ˜›

    • thank-you! :)
      you speak very true words my friend – its the complete package! πŸ˜›

    • thanks Suzie!
      i’m with you there! the ‘bad’ snacks are always the best! … if that makes sense πŸ˜›

    • thank-you! :) great idea- they are completely addictive! πŸ˜›

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