These healthier oat and jam slices were based on a recipe I made that was packed with butter and sugar. I wanted to see if I could get the same result when omitting some. I have to say that there was very little difference between the two.
The transformation involved a somewhat surprising ingredient – yoghurt! I halved the butter in the base and made up the difference with yoghurt. For the crunchy topping, I added more oats but reduced the sugar and butter content. I also introduced wholemeal flour into the recipe.
The yoghurt and wholemeal flour gives the base a firmer consistency but without losing the taste. Although there were more oats and less butter and sugar in the topping, you couldn’t tell.