A quick family favourite using some store cupboard staples…
About this Recipe
Flapjack is so quick and easy to make; being full of Gut Healthy fibre it’s a really healthy family snack too so little wonder it’s a British favourite! I love to use HFO cold-pressed rapeseed oil to reduce the saturated fat content, increase healthy plant sterols and antioxidant Vitamin E. Much lower in sugar than many flapjack recipes with only 1 tsp of added sugar/ slice, it’s a great snack for keeping moods steady until the next meal! Read more about looking after your Gut Health
1 cup self raising flour
2 1/2 British Oats
- 3oz Hillfarm Oils cold-pressed rapeseed oil
1 tbsp smooth, unsalted peanut butter
- 1 egg white
- 2 oz sugar
2 oz walnuts or other
3 1/2 oz chopped dates
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp golden syrup or honey
sprinkling of sunflower seeds/ Hillfarm Mighty Seeds/ Hodmedod’s British Quinoa puffs
Makes 12 – 16 pieces
Step by Step Instructions
Whizz the walnuts and dates together in a blender into breadcrumb consistency.
Melt butter, golden syrup, rapeseed oil, sugar, cinnamon and peanut butter together in a pan over low heat.
Add the date mixture and flour and mix well to a very thick paste.
Remove from the heat and stir in the oats to make a very dry mix. Add in extras like HFO Mighty Seeds and Hodmedod’s Quinoa puffs!
Pat this mix into a 24 cms square tin and bake for 10 – 12 minutes. It will have risen a little and should be crispy round the edges but still quite soft to touch in the middle
Cut into 12 or 16 pieces – especially good while still warm!
To reduce its sugar content further, try using Inulin instead of the honey, a 100% liquid fibre from chicory root and available from Eattroo
Tips for great flapjack:
Don’t be tempted to over cook – it keeps firming up as it cools.
In addition to fibre-rich ingredients to support gut health, using dates reduces the sugar content by a third. All the fibre and the protein from the quinoa peanut butter and egg white, helps to feel nicely full until the next meal!
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