Wednesday, 26 August 2015

#WeEatWednesday: Homemade flapjacks recipe

One thing I enjoy doing with the kids is making cakes and other sweet treats. In order to cut costs, we decided we would make our own bread and our own treats rather than keep buying from the newsagents.

This week the kids chose to make flapjacks.

The girls made a batch each. Big K chose white chocolate and strawberry. Little K chose dried fruit and honey.










White chocolate and strawberry Flapjacks. 

Ingredients: 

  • Oats - i used cheap Tesco ones
  • Butter or Margarine
  • Golden syrup 
  • Strawberries chopped small
  • White chocolate chunks - We used drops
  • Sugar (optional)



How to make: 

Step 1 - Chop the strawberries into small chunks. 

Step 2 - Break the chocolate into small pieces (Big K wanted chunky chocolate in her flapjacks. If you want to melt it in the microwave or in a bowl over a pan of boiling water, do so after step 4, to avoid it setting)

Step 3 - Add butter, golden syrup and sugar (if using) into a saucepan. Keep stirring, mixing it together until the butter has melted. 

Step 4 - Add the golden syrup mixture to the oats and stir to mix well, covering all the oats. 

Step 5 - Add the chopped strawberries and the chocolate into the oat mix and spoon into a greased dish. 

Step 6 - Bake in the oven on 180 for 10-12 mins. Once cooked, remove from tray and cut into pieces then allow too cool. 

Dried fruit and honey Flapjacks. 


Ingredients: 

  • Oats - Tesco cheap ones
  • Butter or Margarine
  • Honey or golden syrup
  • Dried fruit - Tesco value
  • Sugar (optional)
How to make: 

Step 1 -  Add butter, honey and sugar (if using) into a saucepan. Keep stirring, mixing it together until the butter has melted.

Step 2 - Add the golden syrup mixture to the oats and stir to mix well, covering all the oats.

Step 3 - Add the dried fruit into the oat mix and spoon into a greased dish. 

Step 4 - Bake in the oven on 180 for 10-12 mins. Once cooked, remove from tray and cut into pieces then allow too cool. 


I haven't added a quantity amount as we will not have the same size tins. I tend to just bung it all in and hope for the best. If i have left over amounts that will not fit in the tin, ill make a second batch when the first is done. 

These 2 batches made enough for 20 squares, which is around 10 days worth of packed lunches. (we have a couple of squares in the evening with a hot chocolate) They keep well in a sealed container in the fridge for 5-7 days. 

These are also freezable. Simply put them onto a tray with space in between then fr 10 mins to allow them to harden singularly. Then place the squares into a freezer bag and allow to fully freeze. As they could be eaten frozen, just open the bag, grab a square and reseal. If you wanted to use them in packed lunches, they act as a small ice pack during the summer. They will defrost by lunchtime if one is popped into the lunch box in the morning. 

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