Sunday, April 6, 2008

Flapjacks

We were heading over to a friend's house for Grand Prix today and I knew there would be lots of chocolate/crisps etc. provided. I'm trying to be healthy so I wanted to bring something that would be tasty and stop me grazing but not leave me eyeing up the junk food. You think flapjacks are healthy and then you see that they have 250g butter AND 250g sugar!!! So I browsed the net for some slightly heathier options. I combined advice from a few different sites and kinda made it up as I went along, replacing the butter with sunflower oil, cutting down on the sugar and adding dried apricots to keep them moist. You can add any combination of nuts, seeds and fruits that take your fancy. The tartness of the blueberries contrast well with the sweet apricots in this version.

Flapjacks
100ml sunflower oil
30g brown sugar

150g golden syrup

250g porridge oats
50g pumpkin seeds
50g sunflower seeds
50g dried blueberries
75g dried apricots, chopped
  • Melt together the oil, sugar and butter
  • Stir in the remaining ingrediants
  • Pour into greased tin
  • Bake @ 180° for 15 mins
  • Cool before slicing up
I made mine in a flexible silicone mould which made them really easy to get out when it came time for slicing them up.

3 comments:

Rachel@fairycakeheaven said...

mmmmmmmmmmm flapjacks, LOVE anything oaty!!!

My mam used to make these ones called Honey Squares that were made of oats, butter, honey and spices REALLY good!!

Lina said...

seems like a healthy alternative to pancakes~

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