Today’s treat is our Honey & Maple Syrup Flapjacks made with butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, goji berries & chia seeds. A quick & easy sweet snack.
A week on the website…
So we’ve been playing around with the website for a week or so and have only just started getting back in the kitchen. Not much has changed to the website on the front end, but we’ve been working on lots of things behind the scenes. All of which is new to us and we’re learning as we go. That being said, it should hopefully make the website a little sharper, more user friendly, and overall better. Hopefully. Although we did wake up one morning to a critical error message. The next day our pictures were blurry (still happening) and a day where we’d lost 2 days worth of work. But we’re taking it on the chin and moving forward.
We’ve decided to start posting again because (A) its supposed to be a food blog and (B) we enjoy cooking and eating. To get the ball rolling, Ped made his Honey and Mustard Glazed Gammon – for one. Yeh, we like eating lol. Bex made some Marshmallow Rice Krispie Treats, which were awesome and I made a nice and easy Tomato Soup. Not setting the world alight, but it’s some of the things we’ve made and eaten…so it’s going on the blog.
The Rice Krispie Treats were so quick and easy and good to have lying around it made me think I wanted to try something similar. Ped’s making some millionaire shortbread soon and I decided to make Flapjacks. I’ll be honest, I knew they were pretty simple to make and guessed we’d have everything needed in the kitchen cupboards. We didn’t. I needed Golden Syrup, so I decided to switch this out for a honey and maple syrup combo. It turned out alright in the end. I didn’t make a boatload of these because what happens is – you make loads…and end up eating them all. So why make a recipe for 24 flapjacks with 2 of us in the house. I ended up getting 10-12 little pieces out of the recipe, which is great for snacking.
I did freestyle with these to a certain extent, googled a few recipes for an idea on quantities etc. But from there I just cracked on with the recipe. I decided to throw in some goji berries which turned very dark, but tasted nice in the actual end product. Then sprinkled on some chia seeds too.
Here’s what I did from the start!
- 100g Butter
- 100g Brown Sugar
- 100g Porridge Oats
- 2 Tbsp Honey
- 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- Handful of Goji Berries
- Sprinkle of Chia Seeds
- Pre-heat the oven to 140C
- Melt the 100g of butter in a pan on a low heat.
- Add in your brown sugar and stir out any clumps as it melts.
- Put in your 100g of porridge oats - keep stirring this in.
- Spoon in your 2 Tbsp of Honey and drizzle over so you get good coverage
- Spoon in your 2 Tbsp of Maple Syrup and drizzle over so you get good coverage. Same as above just switch it up.
- Sprinkle in a handful of Goji Berries
- Stir the mixture in the pan so you have a nice brown mixture.
- Put this into a ovenproof dish and flatten down into the thickness you require. Mine was between 1cm-2cm thick
- Put in the oven for around 30 minutes on 140C
- Keep checking, so it doesn't burn but you should be ok with this time and heat
- Take out and sprinkle on your chia seeds, let the flapjack cool for 5 minutes,
- You should be able to easily take the flapjack out of the dish onto a chopping board, chop up into bite-sized pieces.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 1g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 5/7/2020
If you like these Honey & Maple Syrup Flapjacks check out some of our other cakes, bakes and desserts. We’re starting to get a good selection in that category if you’re looking for some inspiration.
We’ve started to post individual blogs introducing each of us and giving a lot more detail about who we are. There’s three of us that contribute to the blog with me and Bex helping Ped out. Ped started the blog last year so we kept the name Ped’s Kitchen because we felt it had a nice ring to it!
You can find out more about Ped by clicking this. Me and Bex plan to have our ‘introducing’ posts done of the next few weeks!
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Thanks again, Tom