Scrumptious yet Healthy Flapjacks…

I try to make as much of my food as I can at home, not only is it a lot cheaper but then I also know exactly what ingredients are included in it.

I’m always looking for new recipe ideas of things I might like to eat or try and then adapting them to include ingredients that I can actually get where I live and are a much healthier alternative. 

Scrumptious yet Healthy Flapjacks

I love flapjacks and these ones are so easy to make and are also full of yummy goodness. They are packed with ingredients that can give you some much needed energy throughout the day and are also quite a healthy sweet treat alternative. I’ve already shared this recipe with several friends and they all love them as well, so I hope you and your family and friends will too!

I normally make a huge tray of these, as they will easily keep in the fridge for a week or so and are great little energy snacks, but you can easily adapt my recipe to make a smaller quantity.

Scrumptious yet Healthy Flapjacks...

What do you need?

2 Cups of Virgin Coconut Oil

1 Cup of Natural Honey – (we all use Thai honey, as are lucky enough to have it in plentiful supply here but whatever type you can get, just make sure it is pure honey)

2 Tablespoons of Raw Brown Sugar

10 Cups of Rolled Oats

2 Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon

1 Cup chopped Sultanas

1 Cup of chopped Cashews

What do you do?

Put the coconut oil, honey and raw brown sugar in a big pan and heat until it starts to froth up.

Remove from heat and pour the oats in stirring straight away, making sure nothing sticks to the bottom of the pan.

Then add the cinnamon, nuts and raisins and mix it all up together.

Line a tray ( I use 1 15-10 inch one) with baking foil and pour all the mixture in, spread it evenly and then use the back of a metal spoon to firmly press it all down.

Put in the oven for about 20-25 minutes – just until they start to go golden coloured. Our ovens here are pretty basic so are either hot or not! – But I think Gas mark 6 should be fine, just keep an eye on them.

Once they are cooked, take out of the oven and mark into squares – it’s up to you how big but I like to make them quite small bite sized snacks.

Then leave to cool before properly cutting them into the squares and placing them in Tupperware boxes and the bottom of the fridge. If have any broken bits store them in a separate container, they are perfect to add to natural yogurt to make another quick healthy mid-morning snack.

Just don’t forget to leave some out to enjoy straight away with a glass of milk or a cup of tea!

I hope you find this easy recipe useful and that these flapjacks become a great sweet treat alternative choice for you. If you like them or have any questions please do leave a comment below as I’d love to hear from you…

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8 Responses

  1. Philip says:

    Very healthy and yummy recipe that I will have to try out! It looks like a quick and easy snack to make which makes it even more useful in today’s busy environment. It’s not every day that you come across a healthy recipe that is quick and easy to make. Thank you so much once again for the recipe! I will try it out!!

    • Emma says:

      Hi Phillip,

      Thanks for the positive comment,

      I like to eat as healthy as possible, but often don’t have the time or inclination to spend fiddling about with complicated meal preparations.

      These are very easy and quick to make and I hope you try them out. Please come back and let me know if you like them too!

  2. vivia says:

    Hi Emma,

    This is a fantastic recipe…I can’t wait to try it out. 🙂 One of the hardest parts about staying healthy as a mom is finding snacks that the kids will eat as well, but these flapjacks look perfect…i might have to hide my share from them.

    I have never tried Thai honey…what are the advantages of using it?

    Love and light.
    Vivia

    • Emma says:

      Hi Viva,

      Thank you for your comment and I’m so glad you liked the recipe.

      I can imagine how hard it is to try and find healthy snacks that are both quick and easy to make and the kids will like too.

      The only real advantages to the Thai honey we get is that it is made locally, therefore tastes lovely, is additive free and is fairly cheap to buy. You just want to check when you buy any honey that it does say it is pure, there are many varieties on the market that all taste lovely though are very slightly different.

      I hope you try these out and the whole family enjoys them, just make your you hide your share! 🙂

  3. ches says:

    What a great recipe and using my most favourite oil organic coconut. My husband doesn’t do any cooking but he says he’s very good at flapjacks, although the last batch he cooked were a tad overdone, like nearly black.
    I will now be giving him this recipe to see if he will try it instead of his own, here’s hoping!
    It’s quite difficult to find recipes that are healthy as well as nutritious and I think this one fits the bill! Thanks. Ches

    • Emma says:

      Hi Ches,

      Thank you for your lovely feedback.

      I’m am also a huge fan of coconut oil, as it not only tastes lovely but is really good for us.

      I think your husband should be able to manage this recipe, just tell him to make sure the oven isn’t too hot when he puts them in and only cook them for about 20 minutes.

      Hope you like them!

  4. Caroline says:

    I’ve never thought of using coconut oil as a substitute for butter in flapjacks, what a great idea! These sound like they will taste delicious, I think I’ll make some once my new kitchen is installed in a few weeks time. Just wondering whether they keep ok if taken out of the fridge and wrapped in cling film or foil for a few hours during the day? I’m thinking of whether I can take them as a morning snack for work and don’t like carrying around too many tupperwares in my bag all day!

    • Emma says:

      Hi Caroline,

      Thanks for your lovely comments,

      I’ve always loved flapjacks but wasn’t impressed with the amount of butter used in most recipes, so did some experimenting to come up with this healthier option.

      I take some to work everyday for an afternoon snack and they are fine if out of the fridge for a few hours.

      Hope you try them out when your new kitchen is fitted and let me know if you like them.

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