Seeded flapjacks September 04 2019, 0 Comments

Flapjacks are loved by my children but they always want the shop bought ones rather than Mummys healthy versions so this weekend I gave in and made proper sugar filled flapjacks with sugar and Golden syrup but I also added some extra seeds to add a little extra goodness without really changing the taste. The kids loved helping to make these and they still work out as having kess sugar than the shop bought ones and definitely less packaging!

flapjacks on a plate

300g Porridge Oats
175g butter chopped up
100g Soft Brown Sugar
100g Golden Syrup
50g Sunflower seeds
25g Chia Seeds + extra spoonful for sprinkling on top

Pre-heat the oven to 150 degrees and select a rectangular or square baking tray with a liner. I used a reusable liner but greasproof paper can also be used.

Place the Butter in a pan and gently warm until it's all melted. At this point use a little of the butter to coat the baking tray liner you are using. 

Add the sugar and the Syrup to the pan and stir well. Once all has turned to liquid take the pan off the heat and gradually add the oats and seeds. Ensure the oats are all coated and seeds have been mixed in well before transferring the mixture to the baking tray.

Flatten the mixture and if you like add a sprinkling of chia seeds on top. Bake at 150 degrees for around 35 minutes until golden brown at the edges. I like them to be a bit moist inside too so be careful not to overcook.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool before attempting to cut the flapjacks.

I cut mine into 24 pieces which worked out to be a good amount for a snack for the kids.