Apricot and Date Flapjacks

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Apricot and Date Flapjacks

Apricot and Date Flapjacks

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Flapjacks really remind me of my childhood. I remember that sweet, hypnotic smell that would float from the kitchen when my mum would bake us flapjacks. Here, I’ve recreated some refined sugar free apricot and date flapjacks using with maple syrup and honey to caramelise the oats to give you that gorgeous chewy texture.


Serves 10 Ready in 22 minutes Good For

Directions

Preheat the oven to 190 C.

Melt the coconut oil, maple syrup and coconut sugar in a saucepan, add the cinnamon and ginger and stir well on a low heat. Stir in the oats, apricots, raisins and almonds and stir well. Grease a 22cm cake in and place the mixture in. Smooth over with a spatula and bake for 15-17 minutes until golden and cooked through.

Leave to cool then cut into squares.

13 comments

  • Ellie Abi

    hey,
    i was just wondering instead of using toasted almonds do you think desiccated coconut would work??

    Thanks x 😉

  • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

    Hey Jackie, sorry to hear that. Did you use Medjool dates? Otherwise maybe soak the apricots in water beforehand to make them a bit more sticky x

  • Elizabeth

    Hi Madeleine – I’ve just made your ‘super healthy flapjack’ for the first time from your recipe book and they’re delicious! I was wondering what you would suggest if I wanted to sub the banana as I don’t love the taste of cooked bananas – just more dates and honey? Also could I sub the honey for the same amount of maple syrup or is the honey more of a binding agent in this? Thanks!!! Lizzie

  • Sophia

    Would it be okay to substitute the apricots and dates for other dried fruits? :) x

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Absolutely, that would be delicious xx

  • Hiro

    Hi Madeline, I made these today, they are so delicious I can’t stop eating them! I used honey instead of coconut sugar, I will definitely make them again! Thank you so much for another great recipe :) x

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Sounds delicious xx

  • Angelina

    What is a good substitute for the coconut oil?

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Organic butter or ghee would be delicious xx

  • Jo

    Would more maple syrup work in replacement for coconut sugar? Ifnothoney? Xxx

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      Yes maple syrup or honey would work lovely xx

    • Jo

      Made these today and they taste amazing…… Thankyou!!!!Xxx

    • http://www.madeleineshaw.com/ Madeleine Shaw

      So glad you liked them lovely xx

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