It’s the soluble fibre they contain that makes them especially valuable for heart health. The beta-glucan found in oats is universally acknowledged to reduce blood cholesterol, plus it helps with appetite control.
Oats are also rich in a range of minerals including iron and they’re gluten-free too. Why not read more about the fantastic health benefits of oats while this super-simple traybake is in the oven?
- 200g fresh raspberries
- 75g clear honey
- 250g rolled oats
- 50g ground almonds
- 50g butter
1. Pre-heat the oven to 200˚C (180˚C fan or Gas 6)
2. Rinse the raspberries then transfer to a bowl and mash roughly with a fork.
3. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and honey with a pinch of salt.
4. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the oats and ground almonds, stirring well to coat.
5. Butter a 20cm x 20cm baking tray. Press half the mixture evenly into the tray, spread the mashed raspberries on top, then spoon the remaining oats on top of the fruit. Smooth with the back of a spoon.
6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and leave to cool a little before dividing into 12 slices.
Author: Anna Atkins is the cook and brains behind Lemon Squeezy, a food facts and recipe website for busy people who care about what they eat.