Finally got around here again after a long break. When life gets so busy I tend to slow down and catch up with time.. it’s a journey!
So, i’m back with a lovely healthy treat that is easy to make (free style). These fruity oat flapjacks are made with 100% rolled oats and organic flaxmeal seeds , raisins , dried apricots and green apples with a tablespoon of honey for added sweetness. The choice of oats and flaxmeal makes these healthy bites an excellent sources of fibre, you all know how important fibre is in our diet? I also used dessicated coconut for extra crunch, but you can use any seed of choice alternatively. I have tried it with sunflower seeds and it came out wonderfully well. so either way you are fine. Certainly feel free to adjust ingredients to suit your taste buds or health goals. The choice of extra virgin olive oil and greek yoghurt as a source of healthy fat and protein is second to none if you are trying to keep things less greasy(healthy). Again, you can also use coconut oil or any other fat source you fancy.
These flapjacks are fiber loaded so, would be a great nutrient packed pick me up breakfast, or dessert option when served with plain greek yoghurt. or just on it’s own as a snack, lunch box snack idea, pre workout snack for that much needed energy to fuel your workout. I have them with plain greek yoghurt every other morning for breakfast and keeps me full until my next meal.
You can cut them in rectangular forms and have them as oat bars and say good bye to sugar loaded shop bought ones. It is a nice recipe to try with little ones too, it’s easy and doesn’t need accurate measurements like you would for regular bakes.
Prep time: 10mins Cook time: 20mins. Total time 30mins . servings 10-12
200 g oats
3 Tablespoons milled organic flax seeds
120 g mixed dried fruits
50 g sunflower seeds or desiccated coconut
1 Apple peeled and grated (optional)
4 Tablespoons Greek yoghurt
1-2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon maple syrup or honey
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to gas mark 6. Grease and line a square tin with baking paper
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until slightly broken down. or simply mix all the ingredients in a clean bowl with a spatula until well combined.
Transfer the mixture into the lined baking pan, flatten down with a spatula and bake for 20mins or until golden
Take out from the oven, cut into slices and leave to cool completely.
Here’s a printable version of the recipe, just click on the link https://sites.google.com/site/healthfulnonyecom/fruity-cinnamon-oat-flapjacks