Thursday, 4 February 2016

Scrumptious Flap Jacks

Scrumptious Flap Jack Recipe

These flap jacks are healthy & delicious.  They are a great healthy snack to put in the kids lunchboxes.  A great alternative to the "shop bought snack" which is packed full of sugars & preservatives.  The inspiration for this recipe came from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

125g butter
120g soft brown sugar
125g peanut butter (crunchy or smooth to your taste)
75g honey
Lemon Juice
200g oats
150g seeds of your choice: sunflower, sesame, pumpkin or a mixture of your favourites.
100g unsalted chopped nuts of your choice: walnuts, cashews, pistachios or a mixture of your favourites.  Note:- You can buy whole nuts and whizz in the blender/mixer or chop with a knife.
50g  dried fruit of your choice:- raisins, sultanas, mixed dried fruit or a mixture.  Use unsweetened as this will keep the sugar content lower.

Line a baking tin with oiled grease proof paper.  Baking tin size approx 25cm x 20cm.
Slowly melt the butter, and add the sugar, peanut butter, honey and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Be careful not to let the butter overheat - it just needs to gently melt so the ingredients combine together.
Remove from the heat.
Add the seeds, nuts & dried fruit.
Thoroughly mix with a wooden spoon.
Spread the mixture evenly into the baking tin.
Bake in the oven at 170 degrees for 25 - 30 minutes.
The flap jacks are ready when the are a golden brown colour.
Remove from the oven and leave in the tin to cool.
Once cooled tip from the tin and cut into squares/rectangles.


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