Fabulous flapjack

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Adventures in our kitchen have led to this amazingly delicious flapjack! Gluten free, dairy free and with no added refined sugar, it’s a healthy treat that’s packed full of natural energy. Hooray! Brilliant on an autumn walk, in the kids packed lunch or for extra digging power in the garden.

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Fabulous flapjack

IMG_1379Gluten free, dairy free and with no added refined sugar, it’s a healthy treat that’s packed full of natural energy. Hooray!

Ingredients:

  • 100g coconut oil
  • 200g rice syrup or honey
  • 100g tahini
  • 200g rolled oats
  • 150g nuts such as crushed walnuts, pecans or flaked almonds
  • 100g seeds such as hemp, chia, flax, pumpkin, sunflower, sesame
  • 100g dried fruit such as raisins, chopped dates, apricots, figs
  • 50g ground almonds
  • 50g cacao nibs (optional, but great for an instant energy boost)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C (150C fan).
  2. Warm the coconut oil, syrup and tahini in a pan on the hob until combined. Set aside.
  3. Place all the other ingredients in a big mixing bowl.
  4. Add the syrup mixture and combine. Leave for 10 minutes to get all sticky!
  5. Line a small baking tray (approx 18cm x 28cm) and press the mixture very firmly into it with your hands (washed!) or the back of a spoon.
  6. Bake for around 30 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Leave to cool completely in the tray, cut into squares and eat!! Happiness.

Play around with this recipe by using a mixture of whatever nuts, seeds and dried fruit you have in your kitchen. Endless flavour combinations…

Recipe by Homegrown Kate www.homegrownkate.com

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