Autocorrect likes to change ‘flapjacks’ to ‘flashbacks’. There’s an irony here in that while the kids and I were concocting the flapjacks I had several flashbacks to when my house was clean and to when I could watch an episode of Game of Thrones without a little voice coming down the monitor…
Flapjacks are great aren’t they? Because they’re mainly oats you can feed them to your kids for breakfast with minimal guilt and because they’re crumbly you can pick away at the ample crumbs 😊 (of which calories do not count).
100g Brown sugar
5 tablespoons golden syrup
250g porridge oats
1 grated apple
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 160c / Gas mark 3 and grease a 30x23cm or 12″ x 9″ roasting tray.
Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup together over a low heat until all has blended and is a bit gloopy. You don’t want to boil this or get it too hot. NB this part is very much all you but your kids will be loving life at the next stage.
Mix your remaining ingredients together in a big bowl (less chance of oats in your toddlers hair) and pour in the butterey sugary mixture. Let your little ones go to town on giving this a good mix! As there’s no flour or raw egg it is particularly yummy uncooked (see below).
Pop your now well combined and half eaten mixture into your prepared tray and smooth down with a spoon. Bake for about half an hour until fully golden.
My top tip for cutting these is to leave them cool completely before cutting and removing. However this did not happen at our house this weekend. Between kids and husband ambling to get at the tray I was lucky to get the one crumbly picture of the finished goods!