I was always a big campaigner for preventing food waste, but it became more important during lock down. So when I saw 4 sad apples in my fridge going a bit soft I knew I had to do something with them.
I also found some nuts in my cupboard expiring soon, so I incorporated them into the mix.
4 apples, diced
45ml golden syrup
100g walnuts, ground
100g sugar – optional
Small amount of water and butter
Place the diced apple in a pan and cook with the golden syrup and water and butter over a medium heat until soft.
Place the walnuts in a food processor and grind
Add the walnut grounds and oats to a bowl
Add the sugar to the walnut/oat mix if using
Place the soft apple mix into the food processor and mix to a puree
Add to the oat/walnut mix and combine all together
Press into a greased square baking tin
Cook at 180 degrees for 20 minutes