Ok so not completely healthy but much better for you than normal flapjacks and easily adaptable to become vegan flapjacks – and in my opinion much more tasty! These flapjacks have fruit, seeds and nuts in them giving you some healthy vitamins and nutrients not just sugar. To make it even better they are pretty simple to make too – great to get the kids involved, our little girl loves helping to mix all the ingredients together!
50g butter or plant based spread (or even coconut oil!)
2tbsp peanut butter
3tbsp honey or maple syrup
200g citrus peel
30g sunflower seeds
30g pumpkin seeds
40g mixed chopped nuts
90ml hot water
Grate the apple, skin and all, and mash the bananas in a bowl.
Put the butter, peanut butter and honey in the saucepan on a low heat to gently melt.
Once melted add the apple, banana and water and mix together. Take off the heat.
In a mixing bowl add the oats, seeds, bits and citrus peel
Pour in the melted mixture from the pan. Mix until all oats are wet and it is well mixed.
Tip mixture into the baking tray and roughly spread until about 2cm thick.
Pop in the oven for about 45mins at 160 degrees or until golden brown.
Once cool you can portion them up, this usually makes 8-10 decent sized fingers of flapjack in our household but go as big or as small as you like!