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    Baked pear, almond & oat squares

    • Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus cooling
    • Cooking time: 45 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour, plus cooling

    Makes: 16

    Ingredients

    250g porridge oats
    100g ground almonds
    1½ tsp baking powder
    1 tsp ground cinnamon
    ¼ tsp fine salt
    50g soft dried apricots, roughly chopped
    350ml Alpro Oat Unsweetened drink
    1 British Blacktail Free Range Egg, beaten
    2 ripe bananas, mashed
    3 tbsp maple syrup
    ¼ tsp almond extract
    2 conference pears

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. Line a 21cm square cake tin with parchment. Mix the oats, ground almonds, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and apricots in a large mixing bowl. In a jug, whisk together the Alpro oat drink, egg, mashed bananas, maple syrup and almond extract.

    2. Pour the oat drink mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients. Peel, halve and core both pears. Cut 1 pear into 1cm dice and stir through the mixture. Tip the mixture into the cake tin, smoothing the top.

    3. Slice the other pear and scatter over the top. Bake for 45 minutes, then cool completely before cutting into squares.

     

    Cook’s tip
    These squares are great as an on-the-go breakfast option or afternoon snack. You could also cut them while still warm and serve with a scoop of Alpro Vanilla Soya Ice Cream for a delicious pud.

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