Coconut Honey Oat Bites – a lunchbox favourite

Coconut Honey Oat Bites

I found a CWA Cook Book on the book shelf the other day that I had forgotten I had.  Such classic recipes in it and I’ve been having a great time making some of them.  I found a recipe for Coconut Nut Honey Bars by a lady called Gloria, that sounded quick and easy but given my fondness for reducing sugar and trying to adapt recipes for the Themomix I’ve given them my own take and created these really yummy Coconut Honey Oat Bites that are now lunch box favourites. (They would also work as a breakfast on the go if you needed to!). Thanks for the inspiration Gloria whoever you are!

They are quick, easy and pretty much made from pantry staples too.  I used “Weet Bix” in mine but the original recipe used Cornflakes.  Given that it’s school holidays they are ones that the kids can make with only a little a bit of help from an adult in melting the butter and honey.

Thermomix method first followed by the traditional method, either way, easy peasy!

Coconut Honey Oat Bites

Coconut Honey Oat Bites - Thermomix

Ingredients

  • 125 g butter
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 45 g raw sugar
  • 70 g desiccated coconut
  • 100 g rolled oats
  • 150 g (or 3) Weet Bix (or Cornflakes) roughly broken up (I used the GF ones)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and grease a slice tin (approx 20 cm x 27 cm)
  2. Melt the butter and honey together Speed 3 / 80 degrees / 2 1/2 minutes
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine Speed 3 / 80 degrees / 10 seconds
  4. Pour into the prepared tin and press down with the back of a spoon
  5. Bake for 25 minutes
  6. Cut into squares while still warm and then cool completely
  7. Will keep in an air tight container for 4 - 5 days
http://www.boiledeggsandsoldiers.com/2016/09/coconut-honey-oat-bites-a-lunchbox-favourite/

Coconut Honey Oat Bites

Also perfect for holiday tea parties!

Ok, so now for the step by step traditional method:

What you need:

125 g butter

2 Tbsp honey

1/4 c raw sugar

1 C desiccated coconut

1 C rolled oats

1 C crushed Weet Bix or Cornflakes (put them in a freezer or zip lock bag and smash them around on the bench top,  fun activity for kids!!!)

What you do: 

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and grease a slice tin ( approx 20 cm x 27 cm)

In a saucepan melt the butter and honey over a low heat (or microwave for a minute stir and then give another 20 seconds if needed)

Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl and then pour in the melted butter and honey and mix through

Pour into the prepared tin

Coconut Honey Oat Bites

 

and press down flat with the back of a spoon

Coconut Honey Oat Bites

 

Bake in the oven for 25 minutes

Cut into squares while still warm and then cool completely

Will keep in an airtight container for 4 – 5 days

Coconut Honey Oat Bites

 

What’s your lunch box favourite? Do you do holiday baking? 

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27 comments on “Coconut Honey Oat Bites – a lunchbox favourite

  1. Nicole @ The Builder's Wife
    September 20, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Oh my these sound delicious! Will have to print off the recipe for the kids to make over the holidays. Thank you xx

    • Vicki
      September 20, 2016 at 5:18 pm

      Definitely something the kids can make themselves! x

  2. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    September 20, 2016 at 9:35 am

    This is my kind of snack and coconut and honey are such a fab combination!

    • Vicki
      September 20, 2016 at 5:18 pm

      I did eat my fair share of them!!

  3. Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life
    September 20, 2016 at 10:19 am

    I often do holiday baking in the couple of days before school returns so the kids have lots of yummy treats the first few weeks back at school.

    • Vicki
      September 20, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      I need to do some more to restock the freezer too.

  4. Jody at Six Little Hearts
    September 20, 2016 at 11:37 am

    These look so yummy and I think my kids would like them!

    • Vicki
      September 20, 2016 at 5:20 pm

      I hope your kids do like them. one of mine was skeptical when she looked at them but once tasted really liked them, the other liked them straight off!

  5. Emily
    September 20, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    My kids will looooooooove these, thank you! #teamIBOT

    • Vicki
      September 20, 2016 at 5:21 pm

      I hope the do! Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Ness
    September 20, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Good to read a recipe with basic ingredients I have in the cupboard. I’ll be giving this a go! Thanks.

    • Vicki
      September 20, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      I hope that you like them. I’m all about easy cooking with what is already in the pantry.

  7. Hugzilla
    September 20, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    OMG honestly, I will eat ANYTHING with coconut in it. Dog turds. Lasagne. Kale. ANYTHING.

    • Vicki
      September 20, 2016 at 5:24 pm

      I’m begging you don’t go the dog turds!!

  8. Maxabella
    September 20, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I have a simliar recipe and a post half-written, waiting to be published sometime. We LOVE an “oaty slice” so I can highly recommend your oaty bites! There are so many ‘old fashioned’ recipes that are quick, simple and delicious and, in the scheme of things (ie. processed food), not too bad for us at all. x

    • Vicki
      September 20, 2016 at 5:25 pm

      I love the old fashioned recipes – they are still around for a reason – so good!

  9. Michelle
    September 20, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    I made these today, but not sure what I did wrong ? Mine were very crumbly!! I’ll try more honey next time perhaps, but I think this lot will make a very yummy crunchy topping for yoghurt! ??
    Thanks for the recipe ?

    • Vicki
      September 20, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      Oh no! I just checked the recipe and the quantities are what I do (although I did correct a typo it said 126 g butter I think we can even it out to 125!) The trick is to slice them up pretty much when they come out of the oven while they are still soft I think. But yes a good way to repurpose them – it’s basically breakfast cereal anyway!!

  10. Jodi Gibson
    September 20, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Bookmarking this to make these holidays. Thank you!

    • Vicki
      September 20, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      I hope you like them.

  11. Sarah
    September 20, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Oooh these sound good, will have to give them a go!

    • Vicki
      September 20, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      I hope you like them.

  12. Shari from GoodFoodWeek
    September 24, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Yum – I think these might have to make a morning or afternoon tea appearance at our house next week

  13. jayne
    September 26, 2016 at 8:42 pm

    What a quick and delicious treat! love the thermo version too thanks Vicki!

    • Vicki
      September 27, 2016 at 11:10 pm

      It’s a great one when you something in a hurry!

  14. Kim free
    October 3, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    H Vicki
    In the thermionix method can you please tell me how long at speed 3 / 80 degrees once you add remaining ingredients

    • Vicki
      October 6, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      Oh so sorry I’ve updated the recipe now but it’s 10 seconds. Thanks for letting me know about the typo

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