125g (5 oz, 12 tbsp, 3/4 cup) raisins, currants or mixed dried fruit
450g (1 lb, 3 cups) oatmeal
100g (3 1/2 oz, 8 tbsp, 1/2 cup) sugar (brown or not)
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
300g (10 oz, 1 1/3 cups) unsweetened smooth applesauce
250ml (9 fl oz, generous cup) soya milk
2 tsp finely-grated lemon peel
Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4 (180C, 350F).
Soak the dried fruit in just enough boiling water to cover for 5-10
minutes, then drain.
Put the dry ingredients (oatmeal, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon
and salt) in a bowl and mix well.
Put the wet ingredients (drained soaked dried fruit, applesauce,
soya milk and lemon peel) in another bowl, and mix well.
Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, pour into a 9
inch square baking dish and bake for about 1 hour, until set and
lightly browned on top.
Cool, then cut into squares. I make 24 pieces and use 1 for a snack,
2 for breakfast (it's filling!).
Make sure you use oatmeal (finely ground) rather than porridge oats. I
don't know if grinding porridge oats in your blender would give the