Healthier Fruity Flapjack
Satisfying and filling. This flapjack recipe gives a sweet treat without all the extra sugar a shop bought bar provides.
Great for kids and adults alike. They are also great for sporty people!
These delicious oaty flapjacks are a great source of fibre, keeping us fuller for longer, plus they are full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
The slow releasing energy oats provides, keeps blood sugar on an even keel, and acts as a great prebiotic to nourish the good bacteria in our gut.
Cranberries and raisins like oats, are full of micronutrients as well as phytochemicals and antioxidants.
In case you didn’t know, antioxidants help protect our cells from damage that can be caused by free radicals and oxidative stress, which contribute to inflammation and many diseases, including cancer.
The natural sugars in the apples and dried fruits provides plenty of sweetness without the need to add extra sugar.
It's a really easy recipe so give it a go...
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 Mins
use a 18 cm square sheet pan
These flapjacks can be stored for a week in an airtight container and can be frozen.
100g olive oil or coconut oil - melted
2 eating apples – peeled, cored and chopped
50g dried cranberries
1 Tsp ground cinnamon
Place the chopped apples into a pan with 1 TBSP water and simmer until apple chucks can be mashed, add a little more water if you need to.
Add all the other ingredients and mix.
Scrape the mix into the tin and flatten gently with the back of a spoon.
Bake for 25 mins on 180° fan or until golden brown.
remove from oven and score into squares. Remove onto cooling rack and cut once cooled.
You can add 1 TBSP of mixed seeds or crushed nuts to this recipe plus 1 scoop of protein powder for a good sport bar option!