Fruit and Nut Flapjack

fruit and nut flapjack

Who doesn’t love a tasty treat, sure these aren’t exactly healthy but are great to enjoy at home or grab for breakfast if you are like me and suck at the breakfast thing. Now I do these with dried fruit and nuts in them but if you don’t like them change them up for what you enjoy or simply remove them from the recipe all together. This makes a fair amount, it works just as well halved as this has how the recipe I based this on was just gage it for our own needs.


Ingredients:

Flapjack Ingredients

You will need:

  • 250g Brown Sugar
  • 500g of Porridge Oats (you don’t need anything special, I just used the Morrisons Savers Oats for this)
  • 250g Butter (or Margarine)
  • 5/6 tbspn of Golden Syrup (this can vary on personal preference due to taste but it helps it stick together)
  • Selection of dried fruit and nut (Today I’m using walnuts, chopped nuts and rasins but you can use whatever you want peanuts, dried cranberries basically whatever you have and whatever you like)

Flapjack steps 1 to 3

1. Add all of your ingredients except the dried fruits and nuts to the food processor, I like to add mine in layers so the different ingredients are mixed throughout.

2. Turn on the food processor and mix until all of the ingredients are fully mixed and it starts to resemble a proper mixture, you may occasionally need to stop and mix up the ingredients properly. Just try not to over mix it as you’d like to keep the oats mostly intact.

3. When mixed place the mixture into a large bowl with the remaining fruit and nut, mix by hand. This can take a little bit of work but just keep going until the ingredients are mixed in thoroughly and are semi evenly spread.

Flapjack steps 4 and 5

4. Put the mixture into a greased baking tray, I use a square cake tin. Spread out and use the back of the spoon and make sure its even. Bake in the oven at 180°C for around 20 minutes or until it is golden brown.

5. When its golden brown remove from the oven, take a spatula and run along the edges so it doesn’t stick. Then leave to cool before removing from the tin.

fruit & nut flapjack

Slice up the flapjack and enjoy. Flapjack can last up to a week in an airtight container, but we all know it won’t last that long anyway.

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