Ginger Flapjacks

I needed a hearty, packable snack that would give a boost of energy but also warmth during this bitterly cold weather. Flapjacks seem to be the ultimate energy giver and combining them with the natural warmth of ginger keeps the chill at bay. Well, that’s the theory. The crystalized ginger gives bursts of spice while the ground ginger gives an underlying warmth. These will keep me going at work this week!

Ginger Flapjacks (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)

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makes about 24

  • 200g dairy free spread
  • 200g demerara sugar
  • 200g golden syrup
  • 400g oats
  • 1/2 tsp salt (preferably fleur de sel)
  • 50g chopped crystalised Ginger
  • 1/2- 1 tsp ground ginger, depending on taste

– Preheat oven to 180 degrees Centigrade

– Line a 30×20 cm (approx.) baking tray with foil

– Melt together the dairy free spread, sugar, syrup and salt

– When the sugar has dissolved mix into the oats and ground ginger.

– Gently stir in the chopped ginger

– Spread into the lined baking tray

– Bake for 15-20 mins until golden

– Cool well before cutting into bars/squares. Or freeze whole and cut when defrosted.

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Amanda says:

    Oh these sound awesome! I love ginger.

    1. lucylox says:

      If you love ginger you could always add even more 😉

    2. lucylox says:

      There’s something so warm and cosy about ginger!

  2. Yum! The ginger addition is genius!

    1. lucylox says:

      They are disappearing at an alarming rate 😉

  3. Starr says:

    I’ve always thought that flapjacks was just another word for pancakes. Boy was I wrong! These look way more substantial and interesting. I may have to investigate these flapjacks further 🙂

    1. lucylox says:

      I’m not sure about in the US/Canada but in the UK they’re kind of an oaty bar made with syrup and brown sugar and oats. It’s a great addition to a baking repertoire!

  4. Somer says:

    I love crystallized ginger! So what exactly is a flapjack, it kinda looks like a naughty granola bar… 🙂

    1. lucylox says:

      I guess it’s a granola bar but just made of oats… It’s funny cos they’re such a staple here, I kind of thought they’d be familiar to everyone!! X

  5. Sophie33 says:

    Yummm! These look amazing & ooh so pretty tasty too!

    1. lucylox says:

      We certainly enjoyed them 🙂

  6. fionaward says:

    Hello! I have nominated you for a Super Sweet Bloggers Award because I cannot wait to try these. http://petitegourmandeanglaise.com/2013/03/06/super-sweet-bloggers-award/

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