My children love flapjacks but they are so full of sugar no matter if you make them or buy them. This has always bothered me so I stopped making them for their packed lunches or giving them as a snack. While I was writing my shopping list this morning and trying to plan what we needed to get for this week’s pack lunches, I started thinking about Flapjacks; how easy they are to make and cost very little.
Flapjacks they are so full of sugar because they are made from Golden Syrup which, tastes great don’t get me wrong but it is high in fructose, which the body converts into fat more rapidly than glucose. When making Flapjacks I must add that both syrup or natural sugar both are bad for us if we have too much.
I decided I would adapt the good old flapjack recipe and use organic honey instead of golden syrup and they turned out really well. But would the kids like them too …
- 10 ½ oz of Organic Oats
- 60 oz Unsalted Butter
- 6 tbsp Organic Honey
- 1 Cooking Apple
- Grease a baking tin (around 10 cm deep) and preheat the oven to 160c or gas mark 3
- Melt the butter in a saucepan and put the oats and chopped cooking apple into a bowl
- Once the butter has melted add the honey and mix
- Pour the butter and honey mixture over the oats and cooking apple.
- Mix everything together well making sure all the oats and cooking apple are covered in butter and honey
- Pour the mixture into your tin and press down firmly using the back of a fork
- Place in the oven for around 20 minutes. (until brown and firm)
- Leave the flapjacks to cool for 10 minutes, then mark them into squares or slices with a sharp knife
- After 45 minutes cut the flapjacks up, separate and leave to cool completely on a wire tray
After our evening meal I offered our children some flapjacks and they cleared their plate and asked for more.
What healthy snacks do you make for you children to take to school in their pack lunch?