Flapjacks are healthy oatmeal bars which are delicious and easy to make. This recipe was taught to me by my dear friend Edna Bear who made it for me when i went to visit her in her home. Oats are full of iron, zinc and fibre and are a real stomach filler. These can be made and stored and can be eaten anytime. We made the basic recipe but then there are lots of variations and flavors one can add to this. If you all do make it with additional ingredients do share them with all of us with the pic if you can.
200 grams of unsalted butter (but i would use salted)
300 grams of oats
7 tablespoons of golden or corn syrup or honey
Line a swiss roll tin or a baking tray with parchment paper (butter/waxypaper). Heat the oven to 180 degrees.
Melt the butter slowly in the pan and add in the syrup or honey. Put the oats in a big bowl and then slowly add in the melted butter and mix well. It should be well mixed. Pour it into the tin and press well with wet palms. Bake for 25 mins till slightly browned on the top. Remove from the oven and with a knife carefully cut square shapes while still hot and then let it cool. When its cool just remove from the tray and place in a tin. These will keep for weeks!!
NITU DIDIS SUGGESTIONS:
You can use any kind of flavoring for these flapjacks such as cinnamon, cardamom, saffron, ground ginger etc.
You can use chopped nuts (replace 1/4 cup of the oats with the nuts)
You can use sesame seeds, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds etc
You can use chopped dried fruit such as apricots, cranberries etc
These flapjacks are not too sweet, if you like them sweeter just add more syrup/honey!!
Excellent souce of vitamins and delicious too!!
I would also suggest you lightly grind the oats in the blender for a smoother flapjack
HEALTH BENEFITS OF HONEY:
The 3 key health benefits of honey are related to the fact that: 1. Honey is nature’s energy booster
2. Honey is a great immunity system builder
3. Honey is a natural remedy for many ailments