Healthier Flapjacks

Everyone wants to try and be a bit healthier these days (including me!) and seeing as I absolutely love baking, I thought I might try and put a healthy twist on different recipes.

Flapjacks seemed the best place to start as they are very simple to make! However traditional flapjacks can be loaded with sugar, which isn’t exactly the best thing for you (and most importantly your teeth!)

Obviously I can’t say this recipe is sugar free, as I add in raisins and agave syrup, which both contain a type of sugar called fructose. As raisins are a dried fruit, the fructose content is a lot higher than in the same amount of it’s natural, undried form as well.

If you’re not a fan of agave syrup, you could substitute it for honey or maple syrup if you fancy.

 

Ingredients 

150g Porridge Oats 

3 tbsp Agave Syrup 

100g Margarine (I used Flora) 

3 tsp Sunflower Seeds 

50g Raisins 

1 tsp Cinnamon 

50g Macadamia Nuts (finely chopped) 

 

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Heres what to do… 

Pre heat the oven to 190°c. Line a baking tin with greaseproof paper. In a pan, gently heat the margarine and agave syrup together, then add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

Place the mixture into the baking tin and push down with a spoon.

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Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.

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Take it out of the oven and leave to cool in the pan for a few minutes. Once cool, remove it from a pan and place onto a chopping board and divide it up into equal pieces.

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Then enjoy with a big cup of tea! 

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