Friday began my familiar tirade of healthy eating, which has of course begun a few times but somehow I get distracted by various new chocolate based ideas, somehow.. Anyhow, despite my eager claims of no more rubbish, I felt the need to bake something, and I know I always have an eager crowd that will happily take any baked treats off my hands. As I eyed up my ingredients press, I noticed a forlorn packet of jumbo oats sitting in the corner, a remnant from my ‘I will eat porridge, I will eat porridge’ attempts. (Note – the attempts have been reinstated, I’m getting there!). Well instantly I knew- Flapjacks. I am most certainly a fan of oats when they are covered in sugar, butter and syrup. This is my go to recipe, I’m really happy with it. I made them plain, but you can add anything you like – chocolate chips, raisins, apple (I like apple flapjacks with cooking apples, nice tartness!), dried fruit, nuts, anything you wish!
For those of you doing weightwatchers that would like a treat – I divided this mixture into 20 for 4 propoints each. (Worked it out by pointing each ingredient and adding up, divided by 20 portions)
You will need
- 10 oz oats (I used Fla-haaaaa-vins jumbo oats)
- 5 oz butter
- 5oz brown sugar
- 5 tablespoons golden syrup
Thats it! Really 🙂
- Preheat your oven to about 160 degrees. Grease and line a tin – I actually used 2x 8 inch square tins which worked out nicely.
- Warm up your butter in a pan until it starts to melt. I wait until it starts to melt because I don’t want the sugar to burn on me! Add the sugar and golden syrup and stir it round until all melted and mixed up.
- When it’s melted, stir in your oats, give it a good stir around and make sure all the oats are covered.
- Tip into your greased and lined tin, pop them in the oven and back until golden – about 20-30 minutes.
- Now I make life easy on myself, and when I take out the oats I don’t cut them to shape, but I use a blunt greased knife to press down as if partly cutting and make a track in the tin… Wow that is hard to explain.. Then I let them cool in the tin, tip them out, and break them apart along the lines.
I brought this batch to the beaut.ie meetup on Saturday, where I met some of the nicest people and had some great chats. Have to say it was the loveliest way to spend a Saturday afternoon, and I hope we’ll do it again soonish! Next time I shall make a double batch of flapjacks, or a triple even. I think they ran quite short unfortunately. But I hope anybody that got some enjoyed them!