Posted June 5, 2014

Cooking Class Recipe - Apricot Flapjacks

Here is a recipe for some delicious apricot flapjacks. The amounts of butter, sugar and syrup in this recipe have been reduced as much as possible without affecting its taste or consistency.

This recipe provides a good source of protein and slow energy release carbohydrates from the oats as well as beta-glucan rich soluble fibre which has been shown to reduce blood cholesterol levels. It contains high levels of potassium from the apricots and is a source of vitamin A.

225g soft dried apricots
175g butter
3 tablespoons Golden syrup or honey
75g muscavado sugar
1.5-2 teaspoons cinnamon or mixed spice
350g rolled oats

How to make:

1) Preheat oven to gas mark 190/Fan 170.
2) Grease or line the baking tray with grease proof paper.
3) Heat the fruit in small pan with 150ml water until soft, then mash with a fork.
4) In the large pan melt the butter, sugar and syrup.
5) Stir in the oats and spice and mix well until the oats are well coated.
6) Spoon half the oat mixture into a tray flattening down and out to the edges with the back of the spoon or a spatula, then add and spread out the gooey fruit on top.
7) Add the rest of the oats, pressing down and spreading out to the edges.
8) Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden then score into squares and turn out onto cooling rack.
9)Once it’s cooled break into squares and enjoy.