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date and apple flapjacks on a wooden board

Apple and date flapjacks

Mandy Mazliah
I created this recipe for apple and date 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.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 12
Calories 265 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 10 Medjool* dates around 130g once pitted
  • 150 g dairy free butter or coconut oil
  • 30 g pumpkin seeds or a mixture of seeds eg sunflower, pumpkin, flax, chia
  • 200 g oats
  • 2 medium apples** 250g once cooked
  • 5 tablespoons date syrup or agave syrup or maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan. Grease a 20cm square baking tin and line with non-stick baking paper.
  • First prepare your ingredients. Soak your dates if necessary* and cook your apple until you have a rough purée.
  • If you are not using medjool dates you will need to soak your dates in hot water for 20 minutes before starting. You'll need 130g pitted dates.
  • Peel and chop your apple - it'll need to be a large apple so use two if they're on the small side. Place in a small saucepan with a dash of water and cook over a low heat with the lid on until soft. Stir occasionally. Once cooked mash to a rough purée.
  • Chop your seeds. A small food processor or spice grinder will make this easier.
  • Drain your dates if soaking them. Chop your dates up into small pieces.
  • Melt 150g melted dairy free butter (or coconut oil) in a small saucepan or in a bowl in the microwave. If using the microwave melt for 20 seconds (or less at a time) then stir.
  • Mix the melted butter with 200g oats, 30g chopped seeds, your chopped dates, cooked apple and 5 tbsp date syrup or alternative.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared tin. Use your hands to push it down very firmly. You may wish to cover it with a sheet of baking paper to do this or even roll a glass or jar over it to press it down. This is to help it hold together.
  • Bake for 35 minutes until lightly golden but still soft. Remove from the oven and cut into squares while still warm.
  • Leaving these flapjacks in the tin until cool will help them to stick together but they are delicious warm as well so wait as long as you can.

Notes

*If you are not using Medjool dates you may find your dates are a bit dry. If this is the case soak them in hot water for 20 minutes before starting this recipe. Drain before use.
Nutritional information is approximate and is intended as a guide only.

Nutrition

Calories: 265kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 2gSodium: 84mgPotassium: 255mgFiber: 4gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 47IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
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