I don’t know what the difference is between a granola bar and a flapjack but this is a mixture of the two. It has the oaty base of a flapjack, the nuts, seeds & dried fruit of a granola bar and it’s square like a flapjack. You can put whatever you like in them – I used almonds, hazelnuts, coconut and some mince-pie filling I had left over from Christmas. You could use any nuts, seeds and dried fruit you have around like dried cranberries, macadamia nuts, dried apricots, pumpkin seeds, sultanas or even chocolate chips….
Granola Flapjacks Recipe
makes 16, vegetarian adapted from a Nigella recipe I got from Wilde in the Kitchen
For this recipe I have used cup measurements because that is the amount you need and the weight depends on the nut/fruit you are using. If you don’t have cup measures just use a teacup and use the same one for everything.
- 2 & 1/2 cups rolled porridge oats
- 1 cup almonds
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 cup dried cranberries/sultanas/ chopped apricots or a mix
- 1 cup hazelnuts or seeds
- 1 can condensed milk about 45o gr
Preheat the oven to 130C. In a big bowl mix together all the dry ingredients. In a small saucepan heat up the condensed milk until it is a more pourable liquid. Pour it over the dry ingredients and combine everything together well with a wooden spoon. Line a 9 x13 inch, or similar, baking dish with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray. Tip the mixture into the baking dish, pressing it down gently until evenly distributed. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Allow to cool completely, on a wire rack, before cutting into 16 squares. Store in an airtight container with baking parchment between the layers.
These are so easy to make and there is no flour, butter, golden syrup or added sugar to worry about – just the condensed milk (it’s calcium)!! Great for kids and adults for breakfast, snacks or afternoon tea…..