Flapjacks are crunchy oatmeal bars with lots of valuable ingredients. Like with many other recipes you can adjust this one to your individual taste and needs. Out of nostalgic reasons I have opted for trying the traditional British Flapjack recipe. With very simple ingredients, most of which might already be in your kitchen, you can easily make your own Flapjacks for the next few days. The Flapjack is an ideal snack in between meals or even for breakfast. They are full of complex carbs, which help you power-kicking your day and also fill you up. So its perfect to be taken to school, Uni, work or even for sporty people.
Main ingredients of the flaps is pretty simply oatmeal, butter and honey. Fair enough butter and honey aren’t particularly low in calories, but oatmeal has a lot to offer in return. Believe it or not, oatmeal is a proper superfood, even though not as exotic and trendy as chia seeds, quinoa and the like. Oatmeal is a stimulant when taken regularly and it helps to fight bad moods. It helps keeping us relaxed and increases our performance rate. It also includes tons of great things that are important to our health, psyche and digestion. Even though Oatmeal is not particularly low in calories and contain a fairly large percentage of carbs. But in combination with its many nutrients its carbs are digested pretty well. And because oats are usually made of whole grains, it also is the “good” carbs that our bodies need in order to supply our brains and cells with important nutrients.
Cooking Flapjacks is super easy. Most of the ingredients you may already have stored at home. You get everything mixed, baked and done. If you want more variety, you can also add flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, nuts or dried fruits.
I’ve tried the British Original with raisins for the time being . And I have to say my attempt went very well and friends and family loved it. Enjoy the recipe:
- 125 g Butter
- 100 g brown sugar
- 50 g honey
- 250 g oatmeal
- 1 dash of salt
- 1 handfull raisins
- Melt butter, honey, sugar and salt in a saucepan on low temperature and simmer for about a minute while constantly stirring.
- Take saucepan off the heat and mix in oatmeal and raisins.
- Take a square baking dish and line baking paper. Now add the mixture and press firmly and bake it in 190 degrees for about 18 minutes until golden brown.
- Let the baking dish cool down for about 5 minutes. The mixture should be quite soft still. First cut 6 squares and continue cutting 12 triangles. While cooling down further your flapjacks should become real crunchy.