I promised in my Homemade Advent Calendar post last week that I’d share my recipe for Healthy Flapjacks. I’ll be popping some of these into Imogen’s Christmas advent calendar as a deliciously natural, sweet and chewy treat.
These are easy to make and last for several days in the fridge if you can keep them for that long without little (or big) fingers getting hold of them…
Makes 15 Flapjacks
- 1 Apple
- 60 ml 100% Orange Juice
- 1 cup Whole Rolled Oats
- 1/3 cup Raisins and finely chopped Dried Apricots
- 3 teaspoons Sesame Seeds
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1. Heat the oven to 180 C. Line a 22cm cake tin with baking paper.
2. Wash and core the apple. Cut into thin slices and place in a pan. Add the Orange Juice and bring to the boil.
3. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, uncovered and stirring occasionally until the apple is soft.
4. Puree the Apple and Orange Juice with a hand-held mixer or in a food processor.
5. Stir the Cinnamon, Oats, Sesame Seeds, Raisins and Dried Apricots into the apple puree and mix well.
6. Tip the mixture into the tin and spread out evenly at approximately 1 cm thick.
7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until firm and golden brown.
8. Let it cool before cutting into wedges.
As an alternative to buying organic muesli bars I make flapjacks with organic ingredients and we take a couple out with us each day for after the playground. Some weeks I use pears rather than apples and substitute the orange juice for apple juice. Have fun creating your own version.
Enjoy healthy flapjacks as snacks, an after dinner treat or pop into your child’s lunch box.
Sites That Link to this Post
- Homemade Advent Calendar - Only Best For Baby : Only Best For Baby | October 24, 2013
- A Healthy Breakfast - Only Best For Baby : Only Best For Baby | November 6, 2013