Burton had school dinners one day last week and for pudding he had a fruity flapjack. Knowing how he has refused to eat my homemade flapjack before, imagine my surprise when he came home and told me he had eaten it all!!! So I thought I would make some again to see if now he would eat it at home . I did not add as much sugar as flapjack recipes state as I find them too sweet sometimes. I also added honey instead of all that golden syrup which binds the oats, as I wanted them to be healthy-ish flapjacks! I also added some raisins to add some natural sweetness and extra nutrition.
- 175g unsalted butter
- 125g brown sugar
- 150ml honey
- 25ml golden syrup
- 325g porridge oats
- 25g raisins
- Pre heat your oven to 150oC / 130oC (fan)
- Grease and line an 8inch square baking tin
- Place the butter, honey, golden syrup and sugar in a pan and place over a moderate heat and melt them all together
- Once melted remove from the heat and stir in the oats and raisins
- Pour into the baking tin and smooth down ensuring all the corners have been filled
- Place into the oven and bake for about 40 minutes until golden brown on top
- Remove and allow to coool for 15 minutes
- Turn out onto a choping board and cut into as many squares as you like depending on how big you like them!
- Enjoy with a cuppa!
They were really good and the honey added a nice flavour and they did not miss not having the full amount of sugar. They must have tasted good as my OH ate quite a few and has taken some to work today for his lunch box. Burton did try a little and when I asked how come he did not eat it all up as he had done the ones at school, he replied that they were not the same as the flapjacks at school! *sighs* Oh well, I will make them again and keep offering them to him in the hopes that he will finish one of mine up one day!
Mmmm gooey and sweet fruity flapjack with a crunchy edge! Deeeeelicious! These would be great for lunch boxes too. And you could replace the raisins for chopped apricots or some other dried berries.