I created this recipe for date and apple flapjacks using the Sweetpea Pantry super oat flapjack mix. I have been trying out some of their healthier kids baking mixes over the last few weeks and the kids have enjoyed every single one.
These flapjacks are free from refined sugar, and are sweetened by the dates, date syrup and apples. Because of this they do taste a lot less sweet than ordinary flapjacks (maybe I'm stating the obvious here) but they are really delicious nonetheless and my kids and husband devoured them.
I used date syrup because I happened to have a jar and it's a great alternative to honey - so you can give your baked goodies to a baby, as honey is unsuitable for under-ones. Baby S was delighted to be allowed to try some flapjack and devoured his portion too! However, honey would work just as well, or even maple syrup, so just use whichever you have available.
150g melted butter or coconut oil
1 pack of Sweetpea Pantry Super Oat Flapjack Mix
10 dates, chopped
1 bramley apple, cooked
5 tbsp date syrup or honey
Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan. Grease a 20cm square baking tin.
Mix the melted butter or coconut oil with the flapjack mix, dates, apple and date syrup or honey.
Pour the mixture into the prepared tin then use your hands to push it down very firmly. Bake for 35 minutes until lightly golden but still soft. Remove from the oven and cut into squares while still warm. Leave in the tin until completely cool.
Disclaimer: I was sent these products to review by Sweetpea Pantry and received no other payment for this post.