1 cup rolled oats
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
125g butter, chopped
2 tbsp blackstrap molasses
2 tbsp warm water
1 tsp vanilla essence
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
Grease and line a standard sized slice tray (approximately 17X28cm) with baking paper.
Combine the oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl.
Place butter & molasses over medium heat.Stir for 2 minutes or until butter has melted. Add 2 tbsp water and stir.
Stir in bicarbonate of soda.
Stir the butter mixture through the oat mixture.
Place the mixture into the tray and press down firmly with hands.
Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
Leave in the baking tray to cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Slice into desired shape.
Adapted from Bake play smile