Making homemade flapjacks is a great way of filling up family members during the busy working week and although they can be fairly sweet, making them with honey as in this recipe, adds to the nutirtional content and lessens the sugar impact. Oats are a well-known superfood and as well as containing multiple nutrients; they are easy to digest, can help to control insulin and even lower cholestrol! With the addtion of nuts and dried fruit, homemade flapjacks really can provide a healthy, but satisfying snack.
This recipe makes around 18 small flapjacks, which you can wrap individually so they are ready to grab-and-go or leave unwrapped in a cake tin (Just hide said tin from the children as in my experience they don’t last long!)
200g coconut oil
200g honey (Or half honey/half maple syrup)
300g whole oats (Not ‘quick’ oats)
100g chopped nuts
100g dried fruit of your choice (Chopped if necessary)
1 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 165° C/gas mark 3 or 150° C (fan assisted)
- Grease a large rectangular baking dish or line with greaseproof paper.
- Heat the coconut oil and honey in a large saucepan and stir together until hot, but not boiling. Set aside.
- Mix the oats, nuts, cinnamon and raisins in a large bowl.
- Pour over the coconut oil and honey mixture and mix until well combined.
- Pour the mixture into the baking dish and distribute it evenly, pushing down firmly with the back of a spoon to create a smooth surface.
- Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until the oats are golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool completely in the baking dish.
- Once the flapjack is cooled down lift it onto a board and cut into rectangles.
Wrap thr flapjacks individually for tasty lunchbox treats or snacks on the go! But remember – hide the tin! Please feel free to comment below with tips, questions or suggestions.