Everyone loves a flapjack – they have such a worthy image which makes them seem acceptable even to those avoiding sweet treats. I’ve no idea why! If you’ve ever made flapjacks, or even seen a recipe you know just how much sugar and syrup goes into these little beauties. I guess it must be the oats that give the healthy image – amazing really that a few oats can cancel out the piles of sugar to make a ‘healthy’ treat!!
Well, they may be sweet, but they’re also the perfect energy bar and great for family days out, now that spring has arrived. I have tried many flapjack recipes but this is by far the best – sweet and gooey with no sawdust factor! The cinnamon is fairly subtle but give a background heat and spice that is warming and comforting, adding a touch of surprise to this family favourite. Enjoy, just don’t eat too many in one go 😉
Cinnamon Flapjacks (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)
- 200g dairy-free spread/margarine
- 200g Demerara sugar
- 200g golden syrup
- 400g oats
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
– Over a low heat melt together the spread, sugar, cinnamon and syrup until the sugar as dissolved
– Line a brownie tin with foil
– Pour the melted sugar mix over the oats and salt and stir well until all the mixture is evenly coated
– Press into the tin
– Bake at 180 degrees centigrade for 15-20 minutes until starting to turn golden
– Remove from the oven, press down on the too of the flapjack with a spatula to compress the mixture which will make slicing easier
– Leave to cool in the tin
– Once cool, freeze or cut into squares.
– These flapjacks keep brilliantly for at least one week.