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Healthy Oat Flapjacks

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These Healthy Oat Flapjacks are a brilliant on-the-go breakfast or snack. Gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, and made with little to no butter or oil, they’re super easy and quick to make!

 Healthy Oat Flapjacks #healthy #glutenfree #quickandeasy #refinedsugarfree #eggless #vegan #nobutteroroil

During my first 4 years at Primary School, I used to have school dinners every lunchtime. First you’d have your name ticked off the register, then you’d grab a boldly-coloured plastic plate that had different sections, before queuing up. The dinner ladies slopped food onto your plate, then you’d pick up partly-wet cutlery and find a table in the hall to sit at.

In the large compartment (half the plate), the savoury main meal was served. Then in the quarter section was the pudding. The little circle compartment was where your plastic cup of water sat.

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Each weekday was a different meal. So every Monday we had burgers and peas, Tuesday was roast, and Wednesday was some sort of stew. Thursday was leftover vegetables with chicken or beef, then Friday – everyone’s favourite – was fish & chips!

Dessert would vary, but it was always either: chocolate sponge with chocolate sauce, apple crumble, toffee pudding, fruit salad, apple tart and custard, or flapjack. Although the chocolate sponge and toffee pudding would be close behind, my favourite pudding was the flapjack. Soft, sweet and chewy, it was usually served on Fridays.

So, I decided to recreate the chewy treats.

Meet these Healthy Oat Flapjacks!

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Actually, the ingredients aren’t far different to traditional flapjacks. Due to being made with honey and without flour, flapjacks are naturally free from refined sugar and gluten.
However, these healthy oat flapjacks are also made with Greek yoghurt instead of butter or oil. I did use 3 tablespoons of butter to add that bit of traditional greasiness, but you can omit it and just use Greek yoghurt! With no eggs involved, use a dairy-free alternative to yoghurt, and they’re vegan!

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Simply mix the ingredients, press into a baking dish, then bake for 25 minutes.

Leave to cool, cut into squares (or rectangles!), then serve.

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Enjoy!

Healthy Oat Snack Bars

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 9 flapjacks

Serving Size: 1 flapjack (1/9th of recipe)

Healthy Oat Snack Bars

These Healthy Oat Flapjacks are a brilliant on-the-go breakfast or snack. Gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, and made with no butter or oil, they're super easy and quick to make!

Ingredients

  • •200 g honey OR maple syrup
  • •50 g unrefined sugar (light brown sugar or muscovado)
  • •(optional - adds flavour) 1 tsp caramel extract
  • •3 tbsp softened butter OR oil* (OR another 3 tbsp Greek yoghurt)
  • •150 g Greek yoghurt
  • •250 g oats**

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan, 320°F, gas 4). Grease a 20x20cm baking tray and line with baking paper, leaving some overhang for easy removal afterwards.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the softened butter (or oil or Greek yoghurt) and Greek yoghurt.
  3. Add the honey and sugar, then caramel extract (if using).
  4. Stir in the oats, then once fully incorporated, transfer to baking dish. Spread flat.
  5. Place in the preheated oven for 20 - 25 minutes (I left it for 24 mins, so that it was still slightly squidgy in the centre).
  6. Leave to cool for 15 mins, then use a spatula to cut into squares (or rectangles!).
  7. Enjoy!

Notes

*Use rapeseed oil or coconut oil. IMPORTANT: Vegetable oils such as olive oil can affect the flavour, and they have a low smoking point so can emit dangerous enzymes if heated in the oven.

**make sure these are certified gluten-free oats if you need these flapjacks to be gluten-free!

http://KatrinasCleanCooking.com/healthy-eating/healthy-oat-flapjacks/

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