Healthy Flapjacks with a Nutty Twist

August 03, 2017

Flapjacks: the buttery, sweet and yummy treat made with very few ingredients which pack in a lot of calories! Our waistlines need to watch out when it comes to flapjacks because they are extremely moreish. Stereotypical flapjacks are made of oats, melted butter and golden syrup and they are then baked until golden and although oats are beneficial to health, heapings of butter and golden syrup are not. I absolutely love flapjacks and have been wanting to create a healthy version of flapjacks for a long time. I have finally created a recipe which satisfies those flapjack cravings!

Using coconut milk, honey and peanut butter in replacement of the butter and golden syrup to glue the oats together and adding chia seeds, almonds and walnuts steps up the nutritional value. You don't even need to bake these flapjacks!

Ingredients (makes 20 flapjacks)

  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 5 cups of rolled oats
  • 2 tbsp of honey
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 2 handfuls of almonds
  • 1 handful of walnuts

1. Empty the can of coconut milk into a large bowl.
2. Add the honey to the bowl and whisk until thick.
3. Stir in the oats and chia seeds - the mixture should be quite thick.
4. Add the peanut butter. I personally used 50% crunchy peanut butter and 50% smooth peanut butter.
5. Stir in the almonds and walnuts - the handfuls are just a guide. You can add as many nuts as you want but just remember that more nuts means more calories!
6. Place into a square container and place into the fridge overnight.
7. The next day cut into squares of your desired size. I find the flapjacks rather rich and filling so they don't need to be huge! 

You can add other ingredients if you aren't keen on nuts, perhaps cherries, cacao nibs or dried fruit. Enjoy!

Do you have an alternative healthy flapjack recipe? Have you given this recipe a go? Let me know in the comments below.

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