So we all know that flapjacks can be a healthy meal or snack, however, is it really healthy if we’re adding all that butter and sugar/honey to it?! We like to keep our healthy food as clean and healthy as possible (so that then we can take our fats and sugars from non-healthy foods, cos yes, in small doses we need fats and sugars too, and who can stay away from non-healthy food forever anyway!?) So here we have attempt one of our clean flapjacks. We replaced most of our sugar with pumpkin and spices that will give us a sweet taste and replaced the butter with some coconut, milk, and the pure the pumpkin makes (we will add avocado in our next attempt, this version does taste very clean so we will try a more buttery-tasting version later).
- Orange Zest
- Milk (Roasted Almond)
- Pumpkin Spice
- Caraway Seeds
- Coriander Seeds
Here we start by toasting the caraway seeds, aniseed, coriander seeds, and pumpkin spice. We added our pumpkin next, (we did have a yellowish one too, so we had a mix of two pumpkins here, the yellowish one had a creamier texture), we grilled it slightly before we added the orange and orange zest, cooked a little more and than added the milk. Simmer down until the pumpkin is nice and tender.
Cooldown the mixture and add the coconuts and a little honey to it (taste your mixture and add enough honey to make it sweet enough, a tablespoon or two should be more than enough). Blend everything up until it’s a nice pure. Mix the oats in (leave them whole), and place the mixture in a well-coated tray (we use baking paper). Level the mixture and bake. Let it cool down and refrigerate for a few hours before serving. Your flapjack is now ready to be enjoyed!
Of course, you can add nuts, dried fruits, or even chocolate or cocoa powder to your flapjack. You can coat it with yogurt or drizzle it with honey. We turned ours into lovely sandwiches (cos we made them a little too flat), we added some honey, sprinkled some sesame seeds, and a few pumpkin seeds in the middle and they were divine!! (Yes we love honey too much!!) What is your favorite flapjack flavor? Let us know and maybe we will come up with a recipe just for that! As always we are interested in any feedback you might have about our recipe. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!