Healthy, low-cost dishes to make you smile

Month: September 2018

Cauliflower, Spinach and Lentil Curry

Cauliflower, Spinach and Lentil Curry

Curries are my go-to when I have random veggies to use up, lots of friends to visit or need to meal-prep some lunches in the freezer. I know a lot of people are scared of making their own curies from scratch and the list of […]

Pineapple and Ginger Energy Balls

Pineapple and Ginger Energy Balls

Having a naturally sweet energy ball at the ready in your fridge is brilliant if you are trying to cut down on your chocolate and candy intake – by filling up on the good stuff you won’t crave the rubbish! And the great thing about […]

Seed and Fruit Flapjacks

Seed and Fruit Flapjacks

Flapjacks are such a great bake – they can be made with minimal utensils, take minutes to put together and are pretty adaptable to the ingredients you have and like. Made right they can be a nutritional powerhouse but many off-the-shelf versions are packed with sugar and ‘bad’ fats. These Seed and Fruit Flapjacks are not only delicious but also good for you and it’s easy to ring the changes with different ingredients every time. They can be made vegan and contain no nuts or nut butter so are perfect for school lunchboxes.

We also love them as an easy to take snack or breakfast on the run in our house so there’s usually a batch in a jar in the kitchen. They’re brilliant to leave the kids to make too as it’s just a case of measuring and stirring together. The sweetness mainly comes from the fruit with a little bit of unprocessed natural sugar which is minimal across the whole batch.

Seed and Fruit Flapjacks

September 11, 2018
: 12
: 5 min
: 35 min
: Easy

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Ingredients
  • 80g butter (or coconut oil)
  • 3 tbsp honey (or maple syrup)
  • 2 large ripe bananas (or 3 small) mashed well
  • 250g rolled oats
  • 175g dried fruit like sultanas, cranberries, currants, chopped apricots etc
  • 85g mixed seeds, I like chia, sunflower and sesame
Directions
  • Step 1 Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3 and line a 20cm square tin with baking parchment or a silicone liner.
  • Step 2 Melt the butter and honey together in a large saucepan.
  • Step 3 Add the mashed banana, oats, the dried fruit and the seeds into the pan and mix well.
  • Step 4 Pour into the lined tin and push the mixture down well into the corners and sides. It needs to be well compacted and level.
  • Step 5 Bake for 35-40mins until golden on top.
  • Step 6 Cool in the tin and cut into 12. Store them in an airtight container.