Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Peanut Butter and Honey Flapjacks

I love flapjacks, the buttery taste and chewiness of the oats in these simple bars is just heavenly. But alas I find myself unable to eat them anymore and have been racking my brains to come up with a healthier alternative. I knew I could replace the sugar with honey to provide the sweetness but I was lost with what combinations of alternatives to try for the butter that would work with honey. I finally decided to give it a shot with peanut butter and roped Ethan into helping (he loves the combination of peanut butter and honey so I didn't need that much rope to convince him). They worked out really well; my kitchen smelled like roasted peanuts for hours afterwards! The texture was just the same and the taste was the right balance of earthy peanut and sweet.


Peanut Butter and Honey Flapjacks


Makes around 20
  • 370g jumbo oatflakes (rolled oats)
  • 270g peanut butter
  • 200g honey
Preheat oven to 175 C
Melt peanut butter in a bowl over boiling water
In a separate bowl, mix oats and honey together
Add peanut butter and mix well

At this point if the mixture looks and feels a bit dry add more peanut butter and honey until the desired consistency is reached.

Spread out into a 9x13 inch pan, bigger if you like your flapjacks a little thinner, and gently press the mixture down (this will create a denser flapjack)
Bake for 20-25 mins until golden


Feel free to add 75-100g of mix-ins after adding the peanut butter. I had nothing in my cupboard but I plan on trying peanuts and chocolate chips next time 

I hope you enjoy my healthified flapjacks and please experiment and let me know how you get on 
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13 comments:

  1. Thanks for your comment ^^! They end up being chewy, which do you prefer? :)

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  2. I just threw my batch in the oven. I don't even need to bake them to know that they will be awesome! I drizzled buckwheat honey on the top, I hope it doesn't ruin the flavor; that honey is so dark it's almost black and it tastes like molasses.

    Thank you for the great recipe!

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  3. Oh wow, buckwheat honey? I've never heard of it but it sounds delicious! Let me know how they taste :)

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  4. Your my hero, thanks so much for this recipe, was exactly what I was looking for, will make some this evening!

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  5. Aw, thank you! I hope they turn out well for you :)

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  6. Yummy! wasn't convinced about this when I got it out of the oven but its really tasty. It is a little drier than my normal flapjack but goes great with a cuppa :)) Thank you!

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  7. Brilliant - thank you. I was searching for a healthier alternative for my kids. My son is notoriously fussy about new things, but because I added chocolate drops, he decided they were worth a go - and likes them!

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  8. Great recipe! Going to make them instead of a birthday cake for my workaholic fiance so he can take them in with him! Just wondered how many days they stay good for?

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  9. I am going to bake these today with some miked seeds and chia seeds too, for an extra health kick. Using whole earth, sugar free PB too so these will be a great energy snack. My mouth is watering already!

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  10. Made these today and added diced prunes.....delicious
    Thank you for the recipe

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  11. I love these, there delicious... thanks for posting up this recipe..

    Simon

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  12. These sound gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Simon

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