Healthy Homemade Flapjacks

What I love about these flapjacks is that they're not sickeningly sweet like the ones you used to have when you were a kid. They're absolutely jam packed with protein from the nuts and seeds, and the slow release oats will keep you fuller for longer, so are a great snack to take out and about with you or keep in your desk drawer if you know you sometimes get low on energy.

They're also dairy free, refined sugar free and gluten free (if you use gluten free oats) so there really isn't anything bad to say about them!

Healthy Homemade Flapjacks

Healthy homemade flapjacks

Healthy homemade flapjacks

Makes 16 larger bars, or 32 mini bars

Ingredients

  • 125g apricots, roughly chopped (use organic if you can as they don't contain any sulphur - Crazy Jack is a good brand)
  • 125g raisins (organic if poss)
  • 150ml water
  • 200g oats
  • 50g pecans, chopped and toasted
  • 50g des coconut
  • 75ml extra virgin olive oil
  • Handful pumpkin seeds
  • Handful sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Preparation

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (180 fan oven)
  • Break the pecans up with your hands and roast in the oven for 5 minutes
  • Heat the apricot and raisins in a small pan with the water for 2-3 minutes, then blend in a food processor until you have a smoothish mix
  • Add the fruit into a bowl with the rest of the ingredients and mix until combined
  • Pour the mix into a lined baking tray, pack down firmly and bake in the oven for 20-30 mins until the top just starts to brown
  • Leave to cool on a rack before slicing up into bars

Enjoy x