200g rolled oats
50g all bran
1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
1 tablespoon milk
75 grams stoneless dates and figs (or just dates/figs if you prefer)
2 medium eggs
100g dark brown sugar
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Preheat the oven to 180c.
Put the dates and figs in a microwave proof bowl and pour over just enough boiling water to cover. Microwave for 1 minute. Drain and allow to cool.
Combined the oil, eggs and sugar in a blender or food processor. Add the cooled dates and figs. Whizz the whole lot together until smooth.
In a large bowl, mix the oats and all bran with the blended egg and sugar mixture. Sprinkle in the spices. Stir everything until all the oats are coated with the liquid.
Pour into a well greased baking tin or brownie pan. Spread out until about 1 1/2 inches thick. If the mix doesn't fill your pan, simply spread out to the desired thickness and then push the mixture into a straight edge.
Bake for 25 minutes. Cut into 12 pieces whilst still warm.
Arthritis diet notes:
A high fibre, energy-dense snack like this is great when you are on the go. The added spices give it warmth and have anti-inflammatory benefits. If you'd like to try these for breakfast, have them with a glass of milk to add protein and calcium for a well-balanced start to the day.