Peanut Butter and Raisin Flapjacks

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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)

Ingredients

100g honey

100g soft brown light sugar

75g butter

75g smooth peanut butter

150g oats

50g raisins

Method

  • 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.

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Baked Oats with Fruits and Nuts

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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)

Ingredients

155g oats

45g light brown sugar

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

pinch of salt

1 egg

250ml milk/ milk alternative

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

30g butter

50g walnuts, crushed

30g raisins

1 apple, grated

Method

  • 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.

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Healthy Oats Bars

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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)

Ingredients

220g oats, extra to sprinkle on top

120ml milk

1 tbsp maple syrup

80ml oil

60g soft brown sugar

1 egg

140g wholemeal flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp mixed spice

Method

  • 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.

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*Nutritional information sourced through the British Nutrition Website.

Mini Oat Raisin Biscuits

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I have previously mentioned about reducing sugar in the things I bake and these biscuits only contain maple syrup and raisins for sweetness. They are quite plain but this make me realise how much added sugar is in processed products. These biscuits are quite dry so they would be perfect for dipping into your tea!!

Recipe: Mini Oat raisin Biscuits (makes 12)

Ingredients

50g oats

50g plain flour

1/2 baking powder

Pinch of cinnamon

20g raisins

20g butter

1 tbsp maple syrup

3 tbsp milk or milk alternative

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Combine all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Melt the butter, syrup and 3 tablespoons of milk together, pour into the bowl and mix together until a dough forms.
  • The dough might be a little stiff so you could add a little more milk, otherwise roll out onto a lightly floured surface and use a cutter to cut out the biscuit shapes.
  • Place on the baking tray and bake in the oven for 10 minutes and leave to cool on a wire rack before eating.

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Dark Chocolate Oat Cake Slices

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Today’s post is all about these delicious cake slices. I’m trying to create recipes that are slightly healthier but still taste good. I decided to use a dark chocolate with a cocoa percentage higher than 70% because it contains less sugar and is much healthier. Dark chocolate is also a great source of antioxidants providing health benefits to the body. It is important to check the ingredients when buying dark chocolate because most products sold are not what they claim. Oats are linked to a feeling of fullness and provide digestive benefits. Oats are also nutrient dense and contain good sources of fibre, carbohydrates and manganese. These cake slices tasted so good and I would recommend eating it freshly baked and warm straight from the oven.

Recipe: Dark Chocolate Oat Cake Slices (5 slices)

Ingredients

60g butter

60g sugar

1 egg

50g self raising flour

25g oats

2 blocks dark chocolate, grated

Method

  • Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 and line a loaf tin with baking paper.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl and mix in the egg.
  • Next add the flour, oats and grated chocolate.
  • Combine everything in a bowl and place in the tin, bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until fully cooked. Leave to cool before serving.

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*Nutritional information is sourced from Google*