I am no Mary Berry. I don’t even watch bake off… but there comes a time in every mothers life where you feel you should at least attempt to bake with your children. How can I deny them the ‘lick-the-bowl-out’ magic childhood moments? It’s tempting to reach for the Betty Crocker mixes but its not dairy-free, sugar free friendly…. so I’ve started coming up with a few of my own creations.
Before I had children I decided that when I did their favourite foods would be Kale and Quinoa…. when offered biscuits they would reply “oh no thanks… I’ll go for the chia seed and kale crisp bake instead please”. Well shit happens. And kids don’t eat kale. But kids do eat flapjacks and you can hide a whole multitude of goodness in them. So these are my little superfood flapjacks… hope you enjoy making these as much as we did.
nb. a little note about “sugar free”: When I say “sugar free” what I normally mean is no added processed sugar (as in white granulated sugar)…Honey is of course a sugar… it will have the same physiological response in your body as other sugars so its not something you can shove down your chops expecting to lose fat while polishing your halo. These are a treat, and if you are happy to have a bit of sugar I think the raw, organic, unprocessed natural stuff in honey is prob the best option. thats it.
Dry Stuff – (doesn’t really matter what you throw in- whatever is lying around, add nuts if you like them too)
100g Gluten free oats
50g Spelt Flour
50g Chia Seeds
100g Coconut oil
3tablespoon Raw organic honey
- Melt the wet stuff together on a gentle heat
- Mix the wet with all the dry
- Rub coconut oil all over a loaf tin so that the flapjack doesn’t stick
- Push mixture into loaf tin
- Throw in oven at 180 for 15-20min
- Lick out bowl…mmmmmm…..
- Take out oven and cut into squares
- Throw into fridge until cool then devour!These little happy faces can enjoy the flapjacks for about 4-5days….