Healthy Apple Sultana Oat Bites which are super easy to make and perfect for the whole family to enjoy. They contain no artificial sweeteners and are a perfect breakfast, dessert or snack.
Recently I put out the question to my readers to see what kind of new recipes you would all like to see on the blog, of course as always the biggest request was cakes, desserts and snack type items. What can I say we like are sweet things, right?
I love asking you, my readers the kind of things you want to see, while the majority of the time I cook all these healthy delicious food for me and my family, it is also important that the recipes I bring you are things you are going to love and enjoy too.
Don't forget if you have a particular request for a Slimming World Recipe, that you do not see in my FULL RECIPE INDEX (which now has over 700+ Slimming World Recipes), feel free to drop me a message through my contact page, with your requests and I will do my best to create those recipes for you.
On my Slimming World journey, I try to be conscious of the ingredients I am using, which means not going heavy on artificial and processed foods. That is the beauty of the Slimming World programme, it gives us a list of basic generic free foods that we can pick and choose from, without the need to weigh or count calories. It's a programme that is totally maintainable for that reason. It can get tedious if you are having to constantly weigh everything or work out calories etc. The rule of adding ⅓ speed foods to your plate is the key, it is what naturally balances out the portions of all your other free foods, and should be applied to most meals where possible, although the occasional meal where speed foods really are not fitting in with the dish is perfectly fine. For example - Fish and Chips (although you could totally add speed food to that too if you really wanted to.)
Check out my post on the Benefit of Speed Foods, which explains how this works within the program in more detail.
Sometimes we get far too focused on all the packaged healthy extra's and convenience foods because we want things quickly, especially when we get a craving for something sweet.
Recently I have been making a lot more of my own snacks and enjoying those instead, it's cheaper, you can sometimes make a batch and freeze stuff, so you always have things on hand and it is much much healthier too. I mean have you actually looked at the ingredients list on some items? It can sometimes sound a bit like a scientific experiment.
So when I got the request for some sweet recipes, I wanted to make sure it tasted amazing, used basic healthy ingredients, and at the same time wasn't hugely high on the syns.
Do remember though when you see dessert or cake recipes that have hardly any syns, the majority of the time they are not going to taste amazing or like real cake. Sometimes you have to be willing to use a few more syns for something to taste how you expect it to taste.
I make a lot of Slimming World Sweet, Cake and Dessert recipes using my healthy extra serving of oats. With a bit of planning it is easy to make a breakfast that doesn't use a healthy extra, that way it frees it up to use in recipes such as these Healthy Apple Sultana Oat Bites and means for not too many syns on top of that, you can create something delicious.
Oats are a great Healthy Extra B food choice and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants. You can also get gluten-free one if you need to avoid gluten for any reason. Just remember not all oats are gluten-free, as some can be cross-contaminated, so it is important that they say gluten-free on the packaging.
I really tested out this recipe, tweaking it a couple of times until the bake was perfect. I don't like to post things that are just okay, my recipes have to be amazing and family approved and these Healthy Apple Cinnamon Oat Bites got the huge thumbs up!!
Best of all, you can enjoy 4 Healthy Apple Cinnamon Oat Bites for your Healthy Extra B and 4.5 syns or if you don't want to use your healthy extras, one bite is 3 syns pr 2 WW Smart Points.
Make up a batch of these and freeze the other portions, all you need to do is take out and defrost as you want them. They are seriously yummy and cake-like and have an amazing flavour.
The only unusual ingredient to some is the pumpkin puree, but it is available at most grocery stores and on Amazon. Just make sure the one you buy is just 100% pumpkin puree. There is some pumpkin pie filling ones that are loaded with added sugar, so those need to be avoided. Another great thing about pumpkin is that it is a speed food and really delicious used in various recipes.
Check out some of my other Pumpkin Recipes, to use up any leftover pumpkin puree you have:
- Pumpkin Pancakes
- Pumpkin Waffles
- Pumpkin Oatmeal
- Pumpkin Granola
- Pumpkin Doughnuts
- Pumpkin Soup
- Pumpkin Muffins
or another option is to freeze some in little portions, as you never know when you might want to knock up another batch of these Healthy Apple Sultana Oat Bites.
For the sweetening part of this recipe I have used maple syrup, it's a small amount and worth the syns in my opinion. If you really want to replace it with sweetener, just be aware that the bake and taste won't quite be the same. It won't have that WOW factor - trust me.
What Kitchen Items do I need to make these Healthy Apple Cinnamon Oat Bites?
- 8x8 inch square pan
- Kitchen Scales
- Measuring Spoons
- Measuring Cups
- Mixing Bowl
- Wooden Spoon
- Chopping Board
- Santoku Knife (perfect knife for chopping veg)
- Parchment Paper
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HOW TO MAKE THESE HEALTHY APPLE SULTANA OAT BITES:
Healthy Apple Sultana Oat Bites | Slimming World
This recipe is gluten-free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendlyExtra Easy : 1 HEb and 4.5 syns (for 4 bites)Green/Vegetarian : 1 HEb and 4.5 syns (for 4 bites)Original : 1 HEb and 4.5 syns (for 4 bites)WW Smart Points : 2 per biteGluten Free : use gluten-free oatsif not using your healthy extra B - these are 3 syns per bite. *suitable for freezing
- 160g of oats (4xHEb's)
- 160g of pumpkin puree
- 160g of fat free plain Greek Yoghurt
- 160g of chopped fresh apple - 4 syns
- 3 large eggs
- 2 tsp of baking powder - 0.5 syns
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 tsp of vanilla extract
- ¼ cup (4 tbs) of maple syrup - 8 syns
- 30g of sultanas - 4.5 syns
- Preheat oven to 180c/350f (gas mark 4)
- Add to a bowl the oats, cinnamon, baking powder and salt and mix to combine, set aside.
- In a separate bowl add the eggs, pumpkin puree, Greek yoghurt, maple syrup and vanilla extract and whisk until smooth.
- Add this to the oat mixture and stir until all combined.
- Pour into an 8x8 square brownie pan, lined with parchment (if not using parchment, you will need to grease the pan well with spray oil).
- Sprinkle on top the apples and sultanas, and carefully push down into the mixture with a spatula, you want them to be half in the mixture, half sticking out on top.
- Place in the oven and bake for 40-50mins until lightly golden - a skewer entered into the centre should come out clean.
- Allow to cool, and then slice into 16 evenly sized square bites.
Don't like sultanas? Swap them for chocolate chips
If you are dairy free- you can try using a dairy free yoghurt (I haven't yet tested it out on this recipe, make sure to adjust syns accordingly, as not all dairy free yoghurts are free)
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Nutrition InformationYield 16 Serving Size 1 bite
Amount Per Serving Calories 82Total Fat 1.8gSaturated Fat 0.5gCholesterol 34.9mgSodium 148mgCarbohydrates 13.7gFiber 1.5gSugar 5.6gProtein 3.4g
Barbara Christopher says
What can be substituted for pumpkin puree....don't think it's available in UK
I love your blog and have made quite a few of the recipes.
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Shevy (Slimming Eats) says
Hi Barbara - pumpkin puree can be found at most grocery stores in the UK. You can also use butternut squash puree, just make sure the puree is not too wet.
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Sandra Webster says
These were amazing, so cake like and really delicious. Thank you for another great recipe.
Moira Fox says
I made this recipe at the weekend but with several substitutions due to dietary needs. I can’t have gluten and that includes gf oats or dairy. I couldn’t find pumpkin so used butternut squash, cooked in its skin in the microwave so it wasn’t too wet.
I used Millet flakes instead of oats and coconut yogurt instead of dairy. It added more syns but I am used to that and it’s worth it to me to stay well.
I’d missed a decent cake on this diet but I don’t have to any more. It is scrummy. So scrummy that I have had to freeze it so I don’t overeat it!
Thank you Siobhan.
Shevy (Slimming Eats) says
Thank you for commenting Moira, and posting some substitutions for those who can't have oats or dairy. l
Sonia Evans says
Lovely Siobhan! Your recipes are fantastic!
I made these this afternoon.. They are very moorish. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
What could you use instead of maple syrup ..Golden Syrup?
Shevy (Slimming Eats) says
yes golden syrup or honey is a good replacement, just make sure you adjust syns to reflect that.
Joan Fenech says
Love this ,thank you very much
Christine Hutchings says
Absolutely fabulous I made these bites for a Slimming World Meeting. Everybody loved them and from the moment I opened the tin they were gone in 5 minutes. Really delicious I have just made another batch to take to friends this afternoon. ( Waitrose and Sainsbury's stock pumpkin purée).
These are delicious and I love that they don’t have any artificial sweeter as I’m really not a fan of the stuff and think you can always taste it.
These will definitely be a regular bake for me.
I am not able to print your recipe !!! grrrr
had my printer look at and found no trouble ...So WHY I can not print the ingredients !
My pumpkins purée has arrived so I can finally make these, been looking forward to making them for a while x