Pear & Ginger Flapjacks

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These flapjacks are a great way of using up over ripe fruit.  They are a delicious option as a snack , healthy treat or even for breakfast! You can make many different variations by replacing the fruit with dark chocolate chips & chopped hazelnuts or dried berries & seeds, the choice is endless and they are so much better than the sugary filled shop bought ones!  All natural ingredients here .  This recipe requires coconut oil, so please invest in a good organic one as the cheaper version are just full of additives.

Ingredients

250g Oats

2 tbsp Chia Seeds

4 Medium Ripe Pears, peeled and mashed

1 Medium Banana, mashed

2 Tbsp Maple Syrup

2 Tbsp Almond Butter

2 Tbsp Coconut Oil

Thumb size piece of fresh ginger, grated

1 tsp ground nutmeg

optional: 25g Dark Chocolate (minimum 75%)

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Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 160C (fan). Grease and line an 8x8in baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In a bowl mix the oats and chia seeds.  Microwave the coconut oil and the almond butter, roughly 30-40 seconds and stir until they are well mixed together.  Add the maple syrup and mix.  Pour this mixture into the oats and chia seeds and give it a good mix, making sure they are well coated.
  3. Add in the mashed pear, banana, ginger and nutmeg and give it a good mix around. The mixture should be wet and stick together when pressed.
  4. Put the mixture into the baking tray, pressing down to ensure it’s tightly packed and even. Place in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes, it should have turned golden on the top.
  5. Leave to cool in the tin and if using the chocolate, melt it in the microwave for 30-40 seconds and drizzle over the top. Then cut into squares and enjoy!

These can be stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or wrap individually and freeze.

Nutritional Values

This recipe makes 9 flapjacks.

226 calories, carbs 37g , fat 6.6g, protein 4.7g (per serving)

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