Sunday, 3 February 2013

Yummy Flapjacks!

Chester is really into making things at the moment, whether it be arts and crafts or baking. Over the last few week, its baking that he has been mostly interested in. Especially Flapjacks!

So I thought I would share our recipe for Flapjacks with you.....

Ingredients:
175g Butter
175g light brown sugar
4tbsp golden syrup
350g porridge oats
a few handfuls of chocolate chips

Method:
Line a 28cm x 18cm tin with some baking/greaseproof paper and pre heat the oven to 180C (350F, gas mark 4). In a small saucepan melt together the butter, sugar and golden syrup. Put the oats into a large mixing bowl,


then add the melted ingredients.



 Stir the mixture until the oats are fully coated.


 Put the mixture into the lined tin and press down/spread out with the back of a spoon. We then sprinkled some handfuls of chocolate chips on top (we have also tried with dried fruit such as apricots or raisins both worked really well, if you were going to add fruit I would say add it to the mixture and stir rather than sprinkling on top)



Bake in the middle of the oven for 25 minutes until it is golden brown. Leave to cool for 10 minutes then whilst it is still in the tin, cut it into squares (you should get around 12) leave to cool completely before carefully taking out of the tin.


The flapjacks have been a real success here, they are cheap to make, not overly unhealthy for you and they give the kiddies some slow release energy too! I should point out, the reason I do not just pour the oats into the saucepan to mix is because Chester is very hands on and wants to help, I do not want him to get scalded so I find it much safer to pour the hot mix into the mixing bowl and then hand over to Chester to stir.I have also upped the ingredients quantities if I am using a bigger tin, the other day I upped the ingredients by a third and it made about 22 flapjacks.  If anyone has any other flapjack filling ideas then I would love to hear about them as I can see this obsession lasting a while!


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8 comments:

  1. Mm, you can't beat a good flapjack. I love cooking with the kids too. Pinned and stumbled - thanks for linking up to #recipeoftheweek :)

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  2. I was actually planning to make flapjacks today! My last attempt was a TOTAL disaster so I shall try your recipe instead! :) Thanks for linking up to #CookitBlogit xxx

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    1. Ooooh Emma, let me know how they turn out! x

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  3. Im not a flap jack lover but like this idea for kids to make, as you say healthy and sustaining, as well as fun

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    1. Thanks Elaine, its so easy for Chester to make and its so quick that he doesn't get bored either!

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  4. Flapjacks are great for packed lunch boxes but I haven't made them in ages. Thanks for the recipe and thanks for linking up with #CookitBlogit this week x

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  5. Fab photos! Love the look of concentration on your little man's face. Jamie Oliver, eat your heart out, here comes the competition

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