My wild oats and funky seeds flapjacks

To get some healthy snack ready for school pick up is sometimes tricky and the offer of biscuits not always what I want to give my children… These flapjacks make a delicious alternative and they are quick to rustle up – plus they keep very well in a metal box.Ingredients list

  • Rapeseed oil 100ml
  • 50g butter
  • Treacle 1 tbsp
  • Porridge oats 200g
  •  Agave syrup 2 tbsp
  • Muscovado sugar 50g
  • Mix of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, pine nuts and sesame seeds 150g or there about
  • Handful of dried raisins, apricots or cranberries
  • Golden linseeds, a one tbsp

Sadly, there is still a bit of butter in this new recipe, but only little and without it it seems the flopjacks do not hold and you get crumbs instead of bars in the lunch box…

Melt the butter and oil in a medium pan.

Put all the dry ingredients together 
in a big bowl, then pour in the melted butter and mix while adding the 
agave syrup and the treacle. Use a warm spoon to spoon out the treacle easily: just dip the spoon in boiling water a few seconds and use immediately!
Spread into an oiled tray so that you get 
a depth of about 1 cm. Put in a hot oven at 180〫for about 20min. The edges 
must look brown and crispy before you take it out. Let it cool down 
then cut big squares with the tip of a knife. Enjoy with a cup of tea … 
Blissful!

Nutrition notes:
Oats are very good at lowering your cholesterol and are a superfood, especially for active children. The agave syrup is a healthy option because its low glycemic load means that your glucose
levels won’t shoot up too quickly, so no hunger pangs straight after
and more long term energy. You can replace the seeds with fruit and nuts but some linseeds will be very kind to your colon and help your overall digestion. And it is a good way to get your chicks to eat their seeds! The butter is a bit of a trade-off but children need its vitamin A and fatty acics- in limited quantity…

If you want to know more about healthy eating for children and are looking for an Easter holiday activity for under 14, do contact me. I am soon launching The Healthy Cooking Club for children! Do join in for funky and healthy cooking classes.

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2 responses to “My wild oats and funky seeds flapjacks

  1. These are my favorites to pack for our wednesday country outings Merci diane ! Toujours tres apprecies par les randonneuses du mercredi avec Edm uk ! Biz

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