Firstly, I apologise in advance about the naughty flapjack recipe you are about to read. I do generally eat very healthy 95% of the time, but for that 5%, a treat can give you a little sanity and this is exactly that. These are quite possibly the best flapjacks I have ever had. The are thin, chewy like oatmeal and raisin cookies.
I found the idea on the bbc good food website, but this was an unknown member and as ever, I have adapted it.
Note: As I rarely buy sugar, I used up some fondant icing in my cupboard, originally purchased prior my Slimming World days which I found gave a more distributed sweetened taste.. In an ideal world, I would swap this sugar for sweetener and the golden syrup for natural agave, but currently have neither until I go shopping, so I doing another version soon. I would appreciate your comments if you do try this an alternative. I have tried a naturally sweetened fat free recipe before using a mashed banana, and quite frankly, they needed custard to be more palatable which is never good. Also, I know some people prefer saving up their syns so they can eat the real thing and some days I totally get that. A Snickers bar for example which is something I am yet to beat and very rewarding after a run!
So here is the recipe. I used a large rectangular 30cm x 20ccm baking tin and found they were better in a thinner consistency and gives you more squares.
250g Regular porridge oats
250g icing sugar (I used fondant icing sugar)
2tbsp golden syrup (I used maple syrup by Lyon’s)
50g Californian raisins
1tsp mixed spice (optional)
1. Preheat the oven on gas mark 4/ 180.
2. Melt the butter with the spice if using in a large saucepan.
3. Once melted, slowly add all the other ingredients, mixing well until everything is coated.
4. Line your tin with baking parchment and pour in the flapjack mixture, flattening and leveling until even.
5. Put in the oven on the middle shelf for 25 minutes or until slightly golden around the edges.
6. Now remove and leave to cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack and leave to cool so it can set.
7. Now cut in to 32 squares (89 calories or 4.5 syns each).
Let me know if you make this! I think it’s a fantastic type of dish where you can eat a little of what you fancy, have fun baking and share the love!
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