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NUTTY FLAPJACK

A quick family favourite using some store cupboard staples…

Servings

12

Ready in

30 mins

Good for

feeding hungry mouths
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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 

Ingredients
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 2 1/2 British Oats
  • 3oz  butter
  • 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

Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees fan
Step 1

Whizz the walnuts and dates together in a blender into breadcrumb consistency.

Step 2

Melt butter, golden syrup, rapeseed oil, sugar, cinnamon and peanut butter together in a pan over low heat.

Step 3

Add the date mixture and flour and mix well to a very thick paste.

Step 4

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!

Step 5

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

Step 6

Cut into 12 or 16 pieces – especially good while still warm!

Variations:

Just about any nut, seed or dried fruit can go into flapjack – use what you have;  chocolate chips are fab!

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.

Adding egg white ensures it’s still nice and crispy despite the low sugar content – don’t worry if you get a few white streaks when you stir it in, it all evens out on cooking!

Nutrition

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!

Support British Food Producers!

Hillfarm for cold-pressed rapeseed oil and honey from Suffolk

Hodmedod’s for grains, pulses and seeds from Essex

 

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