Sunday, 13 September 2009

Walnut, Pineapple and Chocolate Chip Bars

I just made these tonight as I had a sudden urge to bake. They're reasonably healthy, delicious and easy to make. They would be good for a quick breakfast methinks (not that I would know, I never have breakfast).

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots
  • 1/3 cup water
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 can of crushed pineapple
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and lightly grease a large baking tray.
  2. In a medium sized bowl sift together the flour and bicarb and set to one side
  3. In a food processor blend the apricots with the water until you get a puree. Add the lemon zest and sugar and blend until smooth. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the pineapple and vanilla to the puree and stir.
  5. Slowly add the flour and oil until mixed in. Stir in the walnuts and chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes until golden. Leave to cool before cutting into rectangles.


  1. These look SO GOOD! I want some NOW! I have all the ingredients except the pineapple, so they'll have to wait for a bit, but they're going to be in my oven this weekend... Mouth watering already (literally!)

    BTW, love the new avatar!

  2. Yay! You'll have to let me know how they go for you. I made them again last night :D

    Aww and thank you!