I don’t know about you, but there’s always requests for snacks in this house, even 10 minutes after having just eaten! Since I don’t want to fill the kids up with chocolate and sugar but nothing of substance, I like to keep an eye out for good snack recipes. I’ll be honest, I haven’t found that many but this fruity flapjack recipe is always a hit. The original recipe is on the Lidl website and is easy and adaptable. Today, I’m sharing an apple version with a few wee tweaks.
Meanwhile, If you do know of any good snack recipes please comment below or send me a message.
Apple Fruity Flapjack Recipe
- 350g porridge oats
- 20g dried cranberries
- 20g dried sultanas
- 2tsp ground cinnamon
- 20g pumpkin seeds
- 20g sunflower seeds
- 110g butter/margarine
- 70g honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 big or 4 small apples, peeled and chopped
- Preheat oven to 180C. Stew the apples gently in a lidded saucepan until soft.
2. Meanwhile, measure and mix together all your dry ingredients.
3. Mash the apples when soft and cooked through, then add the butter, honey and vanilla and heat through gently until just melted.
4. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients in a large bowl. Bonus points if you can rope in a cute helper, see the picture for an example! If the mixture’s too dry, add in a splash of milk.
5. Lightly grease or line an 8″ x 13″ (20 x 33cm) tin with greaseproof paper. After that, tip in the mixture and press down with a fork.
6. Pop it into the oven and bake for around 20 minutes until golden brown and firm in the middle. Leave to cool in the tin.
7. After the flapjack is cool, cut into approximately 18 bars, depending on what size you like. The original recipe says to cut it into 9 bars, but I think that’d be far too big, especially for kids. Store in an airtight container for 2-3 days. Enjoy with a cup of tea!
Ideas for varying the fruity flapjack recipe
- Replace 100g of oats with a plain cereal such as “Shreddies”.
- Add in dessicated coconut with the banana version
- Replace the seeds with nuts like pistachios or cashews
- Add in chocolate chips or drizzle the top with melted chocolate.
- Try different spices like ginger instead of some of the cinnamon.
This fruity flapjack recipe is a tried and tested favourite in our home and they’re considerably cheaper than buying individual bars! As they hold their shape well, they’re great for school snacks and packed lunches. Have you tried the chocolate chip shortbread yet? It’s been quite popular and a hit with those who have tried it. I hope you enjoy them!