Fruity, Nutty, Oaty Flapjack Bars
Flapjacks are an easy make and brilliant for filling lunch boxes and cake tins. Best of all they are endlessly adaptable to the ingredients you have in your larder. This recipe includes two bananas, peanut butter, dried cranberries, pistachios and almonds, but any dried fruit and nuts will do or you can use seeds. You can make them with butter or go dairy-free with coconut butter.
- 125g of butter or coconut butter
- 150g dark brown (muscovado) sugar
- 125g crunchy peanut butter
- 2 ripe bananas
- zest of an orange
- zest of a lemon
- 75g Agave syrup
- 250g rolled oats
- 150g dried cranberries or other dried fruits
- 100g pistachio nuts, roughly chopped
- 50g almonds, roughly chopped
- Preheat the oven to 160C
- Line a 30cm x 20cm (11" x 7") baking tray
- Put butter or coconut butter, peanut butter, sugar, agave syrup and citrus fruit zests in a pan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.
- Mash the bananas and add to the mixture.
- Put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, add the wet ingredients and stir until thoroughly mixed.
- Press the mixture into the tin.
- Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.
- Place the banana and butter or coconut butter in the ThermoCook and chop for 20 seconds
- Add the peanut butter, sugar, agave syrup and zests to the ThermoCook jug and set to stir level 3 at 80C for 4 minutes until the sugar has melted.
- Continue as per directions above.
It’s an amazing piece of kitchen kit that I use all the time, it has largely replaced my food-processor and blender. The ability to control the temperature and have integral stirring makes it invaluable for cooked recipes like sauces, curds and custards.
I’m adding this recipe to the Credit Crunch Munch Linky as it’s made from ingredients in the larder and, not only tastes better, but is a cheaper alternative to bought flapjacks and snack bars. Credit Crunch Munch is devoted to thrifty recipes and is run alternately by Helen at Fuss Free Flavours and Camilla at Fab Food 4 All.
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