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Refined Sugar Free Scottish Oaty Crumbles

Refined Sugar Free Scottish Oaty Crumbles are a lovely afternoon treat and are perfect for lunch boxes as well. So easy to make and only a few basic store cupboard essentials needed. You no doubt have all the ingredients already.

 

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Scottish Food.

Shamefully, even though I live in Scotland, I rarely share any Scottish treats with you. It probably has something to do with the cuisine being very meat based, heavy and a little bit stodgy. Not overly attractive to an English Vegetarian who likes lighter food. But there is the occasional sweet treat that catches my eye and it will quickly become a firm favourite, just like these refined sugar free Scottish Oaty crumbles.

 

I made these a few years ago and you can find the original recipe for my Scottish Oaty Crumbles here. But after being sent a few free samples of Natvia natural sweetener I was inspired to see if I could make them just a little bit healthier. And they totally work with the sweetener in place of the sugar.

 

A plate of Refined Sugar Free Scottish Oaty Crumbles with all natural zero calorie sweetener - BakeThenEat.com

 

They are still just as perfect but with fewer calories. So a complete win!

 

Oats.

As the title suggests these are packed full of oats and if there is one thing that the Scottish love its oats. They are used in a multitude of recipes from savoury pastry to sweet treats, just like these refined sugar free Scottish oaty crumbles. I love oats because they are packed full of good things like vitamins, minerals and fiber. And they are a great ingredient to bake with. They are tasty and wholesome, these bars would also make a great breakfast on the go.

 

A big ol' pile of Refined Sugar Free Scottish Oaty Crumbles - BakeThenEat.com

 

Sweetness.

Obviously, the Natvia replaces the sugar in the recipe and helps to keep these sugar free Scottish oaty crumbles sweet. I also have sultanas for a hit of natural chewy sweetness. There is also a tablespoon of agave nectar in these bad boys, to help bring the ingredients together in the mixing bowl. But all in all, these are a great little treat to enjoy, even if you are not chasing a sugar free life. I promise you will just love these sugar free Scottish oaty crumbles.

 

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Disclaimer: The Natvia sweetener was given to me free as part of an ambassador program I am part of with Natvia on Instagram. All opinions are my own and I was not asked to write this post.

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Refined Sugar Free Scottish Oaty Crumbles
 
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Sugar Free Scottish Oaty Crumbles are refined sugar free treats, that make a lovely treat and are perfect for lunch boxes. Super easy to make and only store cupboard staples needed to make these treats.
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Recipe type: Bars / Slices
Cuisine: British
Serves: 8 slices
Ingredients
  • 50 grams Natvia natural sweetener (1/4 cup)
  • 115 grams unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 120 grams plain / all purpose flour (1 cup)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 90 grams rolled oats (1 cup)
  • 45 grams sultanas (1/4 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon rolled oats
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/350F/Gas mark 4 and grease or line an 8 inch square tin and put aside.
  2. In a medium sized saucepan melt the sweetener, butter and agave nectar over a medium heat once melted put aside to cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl mix the flour and salt together then add the oats and sultanas.
  4. Pour the cool syrup mixture over the oats and mix well.
  5. Press the mixture into your prepared tin and press it down with your fingers. Sprinkle the top with the tablespoon of oats.
  6. Pop into your oven for 20 to 25 minutes until a light golden colour.
  7. Score into 8 slices while still hot and allow to fully cool in the tin.
  8. Once cool snap it into slices and keep them in an airtight tin for up to 5 days.

 

 

Author: Emma

Always Vegetarian and sometimes Vegan. I'm a Sugar & Banana addict. I make healthy treats when I have just inhaled my body weight in sugar!

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32 Comments

  1. YUM! I love oat treats and these healthy bars sound amazing!

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  2. I love how simple this recipe is! And the fact that I usually have everything in my pantry to whip it up! Hope you’re having a great week Emma!

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    • Thanks, Ashley. Sometimes simple recipes are totally the best 😀

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    • Thanks, Lorraine, these totally work with sugar brown or white both work well.

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  3. These look so good Emma, the perfect snack and so much better than storebought. Love this recipe…definitely pinning and saving…Thank you for sharing 🙂

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    • I totally agree Heather, oats are soooooo good 😀

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  4. I’ve never been to Scotland, so I don’t know a whole lot about the cuisine there (or England for that matter, and some of my family is originally from there!). It’s fun to get a glimpse of the food you’re enjoying there!

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    • Thanks, Brianna 😀 Both Scotland and England are beautiful to visit and over the years the food has gotten a lot better and a touch fancier 😀

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  5. Emma these look perfect for snacks on the go. Perfect for school lunches and work. Delicious. I see you are all fully decked out with your GDPR protocol. Might have to touch base with you later on some of these fixes. Sharing, of course!

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    • Thank you 😀 GDPR has been a nightmare to get right. I must admit it took a lot of testing with a lot of different plugins. I now have it narrowed down to 2 which seem to do all the jobs… Fingers crossed they do, it’s so confusing!

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    • Thanks, John. I couldn’t stop at one either 😉

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    • Thanks, Balvinder and so easy to make gluten free too 😀

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  6. You are so right… these would be a perfect afternoon treat!

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  7. Ah, Scotland. My husband and I spent a lovely 3 weeks there, moved around often, but probably saw very little of everything your country has to offer. I can say I never had a bad meal! Hurrah for gastropubs! This is a great recipe, Scottish or not!

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    • Thanks, Mimi. Scottish food has gotten a lot better over the last few years. Almost everywhere now accepts vegetarians…lol And yes bless the gastropub!

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    • Thanks, Angie, oats make a great post work out snack.

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