Feel Good Flapjacks (V)

flapjacks 1A flapjack can be something of a lifesaver if you’re flagging and foggy-minded midweek, or experiencing a blood sugar drop and need something with healthy carbs fast. With plenty of plant based protein, fibre and healthy fats, these flapjacks can be made into bites or bars, and popped into your bag to enjoy with tea or coffee. Have a go at making these this weekend and enjoy them all next week!

INGREDIENTS

(makes 30-40 bites and around 15 bars)

  • 2 cups oats
  • 4 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 cup ground almonds (if this isn’t available, you could use flax, coconut flour, or more oats)
  • 1 handful shredded coconut
  • 1 handful raisins or chopped dates
  • 1 handful mixed seeds or nuts
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup maple syrup, agave or your choice of healthy liquid sweetener
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (optional, but it does help balance blood sugar levels)
  • splash of your choice of milk

METHOD

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 175C
  2. Add all dry ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine
  3. Melt the coconut oil and peanut butter together and pour half of it in along with half the maple syrup
  4. Stir well to coat everything
  5. Pour the other half of coconut oil, peanut butter and maple syrup and add just a splash of milk
  6. Mix well until everything begins to stick together (if it doesn’t seem sticky enough or isn’t binding, add a tiny bit more milk or more maple syrup)
  7. Line a baking tin or two with baking paper or coconut oil
  8. Press the mixture into the tin and pop it on the middle shelf of the oven for 15 minutes
  9. After 15 minutes, check on things to ensure the top hasn’t started to burn etc, and if everything looks good, leave it in for another 5-10 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes
  11. Remove from the tin and leave to cool completely for an hour or so
  12. Slice into bars or bites and enjoy!

Store these at room temperature for a few days, and if you’re keeping them for longer (say 1 – 2 weeks) pop them in the fridge.

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