I used to bake flapjacks so often when I was much younger as it’s pretty simple to make. It’s actually been a while so I thought I’d switch it up using peanut butter (PB) and raisins for that lovely balance of sweet and salty. I’ve used smooth peanut butter but I feel like crunchy PB would work just as well. This is quite a sweet treat so be sure to eat with moderation, try offering some slices to your friends, family, and work colleagues!
This recipe is full of many great ingredients such as PB, oats and raisins. A great snack idea and full of protein for that extra burst of energy. These flapjacks taste so good and you get all of the flavours with a subtle hint of PB, also try them whilst slightly warm for a comforting dessert along with a scoop of ice cream.
Recipe: Peanut butter and raisin flapjacks (makes 9)
100g soft brown light sugar
75g smooth peanut butter
Set the oven to gas mark 4, line a small oven tray with baking paper and set aside.
In a small pot, add the honey, sugar, butter and peanut butter and place on a gentle heat until melted.
Put the oats and raisins into a large bowl and pour over the melted honey mixture, combining everything together.
Place into the oven for 25 minutes until golden brown but still slightly soft.
Wait at least 10 minutes for the flapjacks to cool down, before cutting into 9 bars.
If you’re on Tiktok then you’ll already be aware of the new trend called baked oats. Although baked oats have been around for a while they have recently become quite popular on TikTok as many foods. Baked oats are great for breakfast, very filling and nice when eaten warm. This recipe is great because it makes at least 4 portions so will last for many mornings throughout the week. Oats provide the body with a good source of protein and the walnuts are a great source of antioxidants and omega-3s.
Recipe: Baked oats with fruits and nuts (serves 4)
45g light brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
250ml milk/ milk alternative
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
50g walnuts, crushed
1 apple, grated
Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and line a round oven dish or round tin with baking paper.
In a large bowl mix the oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
Whisk the egg, milk, vanilla extract and melted butter.
Slowly pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and combine well.
Next add the walnuts, raisins and apple. Mix everything together and place into oven dish.
Bake in the oven for 35 minutes until golden on top, leave to cool slightly before serving warm.
Hello everyone, I hope you’ve all had a great day.
I’m still on a journey of making baking treats that don’t contain as much sugar and this recipe was a combination of oat muffin recipes which I found online. As you can see, the mixture was very flapjack like so rather than adding more liquid I just put it into a flat baking tray to make these delicious oat bars. This recipe was a bit of an experiment for me and it turned out okay, not too sweet but very filling.
My top nutritional ingredient from these bars are the oats, a staple in most households and fairly cheap in the supermarket depending on the brand. Studies show that oats have many health benefits and are known to be one of the healthiest grains on earth. In the UK, many people do not consume enough fibre and oats are a great source of fibre which helps to keep the gut healthy and possibly reducing issues such as constipation.
Recipe: Healthy oat bars (makes 16)
220g oats, extra to sprinkle on top
1 tbsp maple syrup
60g soft brown sugar
140g wholemeal flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp mixed spice
Firstly, preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and line a baking tin with parchment paper.
Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl and whisk the wet ingredients separately.
Gently combine together, stirring well and pour into the prepared baking tray.
Bake in the oven for 25 minutes and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before eating.
Hi everyone, I hope you’ve had a great day. I made this recipe because we had quite a few Mars bars in the house as it’s everyone’s least favourite chocolate bar. I decided on flapjacks because of the sweet ingredients from the syrup and sugar and I thought the Mars bar would be a great alternative. So… the end result was okay, the flapjacks stuck together and looked good however, there was a slight malt-nougat taste that I didn’t really like. Anyway, the good thing about this recipe is that there are only 3 ingredients and it takes very little time to make.
Recipe: Mars Bar Flapjack (makes 9)
3 Mars bars – chopped
Preheat the oven to gas mark 5 and line a oven tray with baking paper.
Pour the oats into a bowl and then separately melt the butter and chopped Mars bars in a pot ans stir.
Pour the mixture over the oats and combine everything together. Put into the tray and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.