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Yummy Fruit and Nut Squares

What you need: 

1 cup plain flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup caster sugar
2T your fave jam
1/2 a mashed banana
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 cup dates
1/4 cup sultanas
1 grated apple
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup extra brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoon peanut butter, optional
2 tablespoons maple syrup

What you do: 

Preheat oven to 180C.
1. Mix flour, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl.
2. In another large bowl, mix jam, banana, maple syrup and vanilla essence. Pour this mixture into the dry mixture and mix well. If mixture is too dry, add some margarine.
3. Line a cookie tray with baking paper and olive oil. Spread mixture onto tray, keeping away from the edges.
4. Bake for about 10-15 mins.
5. While it is baking, combine dates, sultanas, apple and walnuts in a bowl. Add the 2T Maple syrup and stir. When the base is ready in the oven, spoon this mixture onto it. Bake for 5 minutes, then if you like, dot the peanut butter over the top and bake for a further 5 mins. If not the just bake for 10 mins.
Slice and enjoy hot or cold! Your comments are appreciated.

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