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. These scrumptious yet healthy flapjacks are great for when you need a sweet treat and full of goodness.
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.
What 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
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 cold 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 why not try my banana oat bars too and please do leave a comment below as I’d love to hear from you…