I am always in need of something to take to work for my morning break. I was eating bananas, but after consuming what felt like 10,000 of them, I wanted something new. I decided a breakfast bar would be a good healthy (ish) alternative to fruit and I found that Nigella had a recipe in her 'Nigella Express' cookbook. I tweaked some of the ingredients she used to go with what I had in the cupboards at home (adding dried bananas and substituting raisins for cranberries). My good friend Sophie had also recently given me some of her delicious homemade vanilla essence, so I decided to put that in too to really add to the flavour.
I made them by melting 250g of butter with 150g of golden syrup and about 50g of maple syrup. I then added 250 of oats, 75g of shredded coconut, 100g of raisins, 100g poppy seeds, 50g of dried bananas, 100g peanuts and mixed them together and pressed them into a tin. I baked them at 130 degrees for about 45 minutes.