British Flapjacks with Mixed Seeds and Goji Berries
If you haven’t noticed by now I love getting outdoors, especially now we’re getting into the better weather! A couple of weeks ago, I started experimenting with flapjacks (known as granola bars in USA or oat bars) and after a couple of batches, I’m finally happy to share the recipe! I’ve added sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and goji berries, so there’s lots of flavours in there and completely nut-free. Be warned though, if you make these they are addicting, and you may end up scoffing the lot when they come straight out of the oven!
- 150g unsalted butter
- 150g brown sugar
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
- 200g rolled oats
- 60g sunflower seeds
- 60g pumpkin seeds
- 40g cranberries
- 40g goji berries
- Preheat oven to 180c (160 fan) and line a baking tray with white parchment paper.
- In a medium sized saucepan melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup. Mix with a wooden spoon until completely melted.
- Add in your oats, mix until they're completely coated and then slowly add in the rest of the ingredients, making sure all are fully mixed.
- Spoon the mixture into a lined baking tray, patting it down flat.
- Place in your oven and bake for 15-20 minutes (longer if you want it less chewy) or until the edges start to brown. If it looks like it's getting too brown pop a piece of tinfoil on top.
- Once it's baked, remove from the oven and cut out into squares whilst it's still hot. Let it cool before removing from the tray.
- Yield: 12 - 15 squares depending on how big you cut them.