Flapjack is a british classic, the perfect energy boost at any time of day and ideal to put in your bag to take out and about. Whilst flapjack is full of great slow-release energy from it’s main ingredient, oats, it is unfortunately also full of butter, golden syrup and sugar to hold it all together!
Making a healthier, but still satisfying, flapjack bar is no easy feat but we think we have done it with this simple, nutrition packed, no-bake bar, with healthy coconut oil instead of butter and extra nuts and seeds. All the chewy goodness and no butter in sight!
4 tbsp. coconut oil
2 tbsp soft brown sugar
2 tbsp honey
½ tbsp. peanut butter (no added sugar)
2 ½ cups oats
1 tbsp milled flax seeds
½ cup chopped almonds and pecan nuts
Pinch of salt
Optional extra: ½ cup of chopped dried apricots
Melt together the coconut oil, soft brown sugar, honey and peanut butter over a low heat in a large saucepan. Once this has formed a golden thick mixture, simply tip in the oats and mix. Follow this with the seeds, nuts, salt and apricots if you’re using them. Give everything a really good mix up and tip it into a lined, square loose bottom baking tin. Press it out firmly over the tin base and chill in the fridge for a couple of hours. Then all that’s left to do is cut it into pieces, and you have a great snack to take with you on the go.