Simple and clean flapjack that will make you fall in love with healthy eating. This is a simple alternative to shop-bought sugar loaded snack bars.
Flapjack is a food often considered healthy but most of the time it contains ridiculous amounts of butter and sugar.
Even the healthier versions available to purchase from health shops and online shops can be too heavy if they are made with so called yogurt or chocolate toppings, heavy loaded with nuts and/or artificial "low calorie" sweeteners.
So here I am with my simple and clean flapjack recipe.
This recipe is made with simple ingredients. You don’t need shop-bought mix or butter.
My simple and clean flapjack recipe contains only 2 tablespoons of brown rice syrup (get yours here) for the entire batch and no refined sugar.
This homemade version take less than 5 minutes to whip up and I guarantee you will have most of the ingredients in your kitchen cupboard.
- Oats. A powerhouse ingredient that’s packed with fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. Normal porridge oats are fine, but if you have use jumbo oats for extra crunch. For gluten-free option use certified gluten-free oats.
- Bananas. I used very ripe bananas to make it super moist and sweet. If you don't like bananas use a full cup of apple puree.
- Coconut Oil. To bind it all together and to add slightly coconutty flavour. You can use any other oil, I just prefer coconut oil. This is my favourite brand.
- Vanilla Extract. A necessity in all my sweet recipes.
- Brown Rice Syrup. You can use any liquid sweetener such as maple, agave or date syrup.
- Raisins. I like swapping raisins for cranberries sweetened only with apple juice or dried apricots.
- Almonds. This flapjack will taste wonderful with any crushed nuts or seeds.
- Sea Salt. My secret addition that takes the flavor to the next level. A flaky sea salt like Maldon salt work best.
How Do You Make Simple and Clean Flapjack?
This is so simple. You basically mix the wet ingredients together. Then mix the dry ingredients together. Combine both bowls and tip the mixture in prepared baking tin.
Pop in the oven for around 40 minutes, or until golden.
How to Store Simple and Clean Flapjack
- You do not need to refrigerate the flapjack, if you will be enjoying them within a day or two. This will keep well at room temperature for up to 2 days and in the refrigerator for up to five days.
- You can store the flapjacks in the freezer for up to 3 months, just place them into a freezer-safe zip bag or storage container
- If the bars are frozen, let them thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Let them come to room temperature prior to serving or warm them up a little in the microwave.
Try this recipe out and experiment with your own healthy ingredients to put your own twist on your flapjack.
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How's good is this simple and clean flapjack recipe? I have more flapjack recipes, make sure you check out my chocolate flapjack or no bake granola bars; both so so delicious.
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