Flapjacks

Oh my gosh – I just made the tastiest flapjacks ever!

Flapjacks are a healthy snack which I make about once a week and store in airtight containers for the few days moments in which they last. I say moments because a batch rarely lasts for more than a day. I usually stick with the same ingredients (bananas and raisins) but today I deviated.

Ingredients

The measurements are all rough estimations as  I literally just throw everything in!

  • Butter
  • Golden Syrup
  • Brown Sugar
  • Oats
  • Mashed banana
  • Raisins
  • Optional – mashed pear
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground Ginger
  • 2 tsps of homemade minced meat

Method

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 15 mins Ready in: 20 mins

Melt the butter on a low heat then stir in the golden syrup. The mixture will start to bubble up and now is a good time to add the brown sugar. I actually forgot to put the sugar in today but honestly having tasted the flapjacks, the sugar isn’t missed.

Stir in the oats and then add the remainder of the ingredients , ensuring that all of the oats are coated. Transfer to a greased dish and flatten, baking on a low heat for around 15 minutes. Once out of the oven, immediately cut into squares and allow to cool.

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These are great immediately out of the oven on their own or with ice cream/cream but I also like cooling them and adding them to snack boxes. They are also a nice homemade treat to share with visitors. For a festive feel (and taste) I tried adding my homemade mince meat and – just wow!

I’ll be repeating this recipe closer to Christmas, at which point I’ll coat with melted white chocolate and strips of candied orange peel……

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