Don't expect buttery, sugary crunchiness, as you just can't really achieve that with this little fat and syrup. Instead expect something sweet, oaty, apple-y, and almost like a crumbly cake in texture. Not your typical flapjack but very nice with a cup of tea indeed.
- 50g chopped dried fruit (I used dried apples, cranberries and apricots)
- 25g chopped mix nuts- 150g rolled oats
- 15g (tbsp) sugar (I'll probably leave this out next time)- 2 tbsp golden syrup
- 3 rounded tbsp smooth apple sauce- 50g butter
Make six good-size pieces
By my calculations these have around 225 cals per piece, compared to 405 cals if following a standard recipe (180 cals less). You also save about 13g of fat per flapjack.
I made these to the usual flapjack method. Pre-heat oven to 180 oC and grease a baking tray. Melt together sugar, syrup, apple sauce and butter over low heat, before adding in combined dry ingredients and mixing well. Press onto baking tray and bake for around 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Mark out squares while still warm, and store in an air-tight tin.