This is different to traditional flapjack in that it is made with both coconut oil and butter, and Stevia rather than syrup or sugar. It also does not contain any fruit as this is high in sugar.
Stevia is a plant found in South America, it is totally natural and does not raise blood-sugar levels. It also has been shown to have many health benefits. Bizarrely, it is much sweeter than sugar, so only use a little and keep tasting!
Coconut oil has so many benefits, it needs it’s own blog to show them all, but for me the main ones are the fatty acids that have therapeutic affects on the brain, and help with infections and lower cholesterol. I give Holly coconut oil every day.
Grass-fed Butter has more Vitamin K2 and Omega-3 fatty acids which are good for the heart.
Seeds and Nuts contain mono and polyunsaturated fats which can lower cholesterol and decrease inflammation, and are also full of fibre which helps slow digestion.
Please note: I haven't put amounts in here as to be honest, it is up to you to put the ratio that you prefer of nuts, oats and seeds, and keep adding more until you get the right consistency!
1/2 cup Oats
1/4 cup Ground mixed nuts
1/8 cup Sesame seeds
1/8 cup Linseed/Flax
1/8 cup Pumpkin seeds
granulated Stevia (a few teaspoons - keep tasting until it is right for you!)
Good chunk of Butter (preferably grass fed)
2 tbpsns Raw Coconut Oil
Optional: dark chocolate chips
1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
2. Melt the butter and coconut oil slowly in a pan and add the Stevia
3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together, adding more nuts/seeds etc as appropriate so the mixture is sticky but there is no liquid in the bottom
4. Press into a lined baking tin
5. Bake for about 25 minutes at 180 degrees C until it is hard and slightly brown on the top
6. Let it cool and then cut or break into small pieces
Holly liked them, but still prefers cookies. Well, we can work on that!
Izzy unfortunately is very fussy about texture, so I will have to experiment a bit more.
To improve this recipe I'm thinking to grind all the dry ingredients to make the texture smoother and maybe add some coconut flour. I will also, try to shape them into rounds like cookies and wrap them in fancy wrapping to make them look more appealing! I'm also thinking about making a homemade nutella topping - using medjool dates and raw cacao so wait till next time for the result!