Well , doesn’t it truly feel like we’ve been in January for about 3 months so far? What is it about the post Christmas/New Year period where everything seems to slow down and weeks drag on forever?
It also means that we’re well back into the routine of packed lunches and working lunches, so I needed some tasty additions to pop in along with the usual sandwiches. Flapjacks are a brilliant packed lunch option – they’re slow release energy oats but also bundles of sugar to keep the spirits and energy levels up. People seem to presume that flapjacks are healthy because they’re made of oats, all I can say is that they surely have never made their own as they’d know how much sugar/syrup they contain!
We particularly like coconut flapjacks, and this recipe is a riff on that, Bounty flapjacks featuring a coconutty flapjack base and then a dark chocolate and coconut topping. These little bites of paradise will certainly help you get through the never ending January days!
(dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, vegetarian and vegan)
- 200g dairy free margarine
- 200g demerara sugar
- 200g golden syrup
- 400g oats (preferably not giant oats)
- 1/2 tsp salt (preferably fleur de sel)
- 50g desiccated coconut
- 85g dark dairy-free chocolate
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Centigrade
- Line a 30×20 cm (approx.) baking tray with parchment
- Melt together the dairy free margarine, sugar, syrup and salt
- When the sugar has dissolved mix in the oats and coconut (keeping aside 1 tbsp of coconut for the topping)
- Spread into the lined baking tray
- Bake for 15-20 mins until golden
- Cool well before cutting into bars/squares.
- Melt the chocolate and drizzle over the bars, sprinkle the remaining coconut over the top