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Source: Adapted and modified from Food.com
Make: 16 squares
2 large apples
Juice of ½ lemon
100g unsalted butter
60g brown sugar
45g golden syrup
200g porridge oats (I used raw rolled oats)
25g sunflower seeds
25g pumpkin seeds
Pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Line and grease the base and side of a 20cm square baking tin
- Peel, core and slice the apples. Place them in a small saucepan together with the lemon juice and a little bit of water. Bring the mixture to a boil. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until the apple is soft. Stirring occasionally.
- Mash the cooked apple mixture to a soft puree. When it has cool down, press through a sieve to squeeze out the excess juices. Set aside.
- Mix oats, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds together in a bowl and set aside.
- Melt butter, sugar, syrup and salt together in another saucepan over a low heat. But do not let the mixture boil.
- Stir in the dry ingredients in step 5 and mix well.
- Spread half the mixture (in step 7) into the bottom of the baking tin. Then, press down to level the layer using a potato masher.
- Spread the apple puree over the oatly layer.
- Press the remaining oaty mixture over the apple puree until it is fully covered.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. (refer to note 1)
- Remove the baking tin from the oven and mark the flapjack into squares. Leave the flapjacks to cool completely in the baking tin. Then transfer the flapjacks together with the baking tin to the fridge. Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight until the squares are hardened.
- Then store these squares in an air tight container and continue to keep them in the fridge until serving.
- The longer it is cooked, the harder the texture. So, keep the baking time as brief as possible (ideally for 20 minutes) if you wish to retain a chewy texture.
- Best to be consumed within a week.
- During serving, remove these squares from the fridge and leave to warm slightly at room temperature before eating.
- You can substitute both the seeds with dried fruits such as raisins, cranberries or blueberries for a variation.
- For those who are concerned of choking hazards, serve the flapjack in a smaller bite size for younger kids.