Healthy Flapjacks!

After scrolling through Pinterest for healthy flapjack ideas I decided I would invent my own – and they turned out pretty damn good!

Ingredients (Makes 12)

1/2 cup uncooked quinoa

  • 1 cup oats
    1/2 cup fruit and seed mix (or dried fruit of choice)
  • 1 medium-large very ripe banana
    1/4 cup apple sauce
    1/4 cup of runny honey
    Tsp cinnamon
    1 egg white
    Tbsp milk
    Tbsp milled flaxseed
  • Tbsp cashew butter
    Tbsp pumpkin seed butter
    Tbsp almond butter

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Method

  1. Rinse quinoa and dry toast, then cook in a cup of water (you need double the amount of water to quinoa). Cook until the water has evaporated then leave to sit for 10min – do not lift the lid!
  2. Blitz all the wet ingredients together and add to dry – mix
  3. Add cooked quinoa and the nut/seed butters …. I used all three as that’s what I had to hand and fancied a bit of variety of all the great health properties, but if you don’t like one, or don’t have them all, just stick to 3Tbs of a nut butter of your choice. The heat from the quinoa melts the nut butter so it can all blend together.
  4. Pour and flatten out into a lined/greased baking tray and bake at 180C until golden.
  5. Once cooled, cut into squares

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Reasons why these are awseome!

  • These could easily be made gluten free by using gluten free oats
  • The quinoa, egg white and nut butters add a great protein hit = fully for longer
  • No refined sugar – sweetened by apple sauce, banana, honey and dried fruit
  • No butter = no saturated fats
  • They are scrummy!
Nutritional Information (12)

Nutritional Information (12)

 

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