Got a celeriac you don't know what to do with? Try this unusual recipe for apple, cherry and celeriac flapjacks. They're a great way to get an extra portion of veg into your diet. Suitable for vegans.
Yep, you read that right.
A recipe for flapjacks containing a slightly obscure root vegetable is probably one of my wackiest ideas. It's highly likely that it's never been tried before by anyone else.
However - I promise you it actually works.
The kids loved these unusual vegetable flapjacks
None of the kids picked up on the unusual taste of the celeriac and even my husband, who knew there was a secret ingredient in these, couldn't place the taste.
They're also free from refined sugar, so making them a perfect snack or dessert for little ones.
More recipes you might like
If you like this you might like these flapjack recipes:
Or these celeriac recipes:
- Honey roasted celeriac salad
- Lentil shepherd's pie with celeriac mash
- Butterbean and celeriac mash
- Warm celeriac salad with chestnuts and blueberries
Some of these recipes appear on Cook Veggielicious, my seasonal vegan recipe blog.
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How to make apple, cherry and celeriac flapjacks
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Apple, cherry and celeriac flapjacks
- 200 g celeriac peeled and chopped
- 200 g cooking apples peeled and chopped
- 200 ml water
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 200 g jumbo oats
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 75 ml maple syrup or similar syrup eg agave
- 75 g dried cherries or other small dried fruits such as sultanas or cranberries
To prepare the celeriac and apple mixture
- Peel and chop the apples and celeriac. Place the apples in a bowl of water to stop them going brown.
- Place the celeriac in a saucepan with the ground cinnamon and water. Bring to the boil, then cook on a low heat for five minutes before adding the apple (drain it first). Cook them both together until soft and most of the water has absorbed.
- If you have a lot of water left over drain before you mash or purée them together. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
To make the flapjacks
- Preheat the oven to 180°C(fan)/200°C/gas mark 6.
- Grease a 20 x 20cm cake tin, ideally one with a loose bottom. Line with non-stick baking paper
- In a large mixing bowl stir together 200g jumbo oats, 1 tsp baking powder, 75ml maple syrup, and 75g dried cherries.
- Finally stir through the celeriac and apple mixture until well combined.
- Spoon the mixture into your prepared cake tin and flatten the surface. Press down as well as you can with the back of a wooden spoon - this will help it to stay together.
- Bake for 40-50 minutes until golden brown and firm. Remove from the oven and cut into squares while still in the tin. Leave to cool in the tin for 15 minutes before removing and cooling completely on a wire rack.