Thursday, October 2, 2014

Apple Month: Apple Flapjacks

Last month was shortbread month, and I really liked baking with a theme :) Of course I won't bake every month with a theme, but because apple season has started and I got a book on baking with apples for my b-day, it seemed like a good excuse to use this book and blog a lot of apple recipes.

Apple flapjacks seem to be British from origin and are eaten as breakfast or snack bars. This falls in the fairly healthy snack category. But still the sugar content is rather high, but for 1 portion it is not too bad. Especially if you make 12 portion of it instead of the original 6. Of course in this case it really is a snack and no breakfast ;) I choose to make this recipe because we had some maple syrup that was about to expire. Originally this is made with golden syrup, but this works just as well.

Apple Flapjacks (6-12 portions)
- 100 gr unsalted butter (margarine for vegan)
- 100 gr light brown castor sugar
- 100 gr golden syrup (or maple syrup)
- 200 gr oats
- 2 small hand apples
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Optional you can also add dried apple, nuts, raisins, dried cranberries or pine nuts.

Pre heat the oven to 180 degrees. Melt in a pan the butter, syrup and sugar. Remove from heat and add oats and cinnamon. Peel and cube the apples and add them to the mixture. Place a baking sheet in an oven dish and scoop the mixture in the dish. Flatten the top with a spoon. Place in the oven for about 30 minutes. Leave to cool for 15 minutes before cutting. This way the outside gets crispy and the inside stays soft. Of course mine crumbled apart ;) But they were still good :)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good! Did you ate them straight out of the dish (or plated) or did you add something? I can imagine they'd be terrific with some ice cream or (Greek) yogurt!