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It is a cold rainy Sunday evening and you have invited your friends over for a cup of tea to gossip and catch up over everything that has happened the past week. As you are getting yourself ready you remember you haven’t got anything to put on a plate for your friends to share over that hot and cosy cup of tea, while you guys talk about the new fashion trends that are coming up the upcoming season.
There is some cheese in the fridge and some cured meat but then you remembered that Mary is lactose intolerant, Vicky is vegetarian and Sophie likes her cookies too much. As a good friend that you are, you quickly decide to whip up something that will satisfy all your friends taste-buds and as summer is around the corner you want it to be healthy too. Such a tough decision right? So you start searching the web as fast as you can, because time is running out to find that perfect recipe that everyone approves.
Search no more…
I present to you
My Sugar-free Low Fat Coconut Flapjacks
These bad boys are honestly what dreams are made of on an early Monday morning on the way to work, or a quick snack before the gym in the afternoon or just having one because you had to have one 🙂 Those little buggers are full of nutrients and wholesome ingredients, gluten free, sugar free and most importantly GUILT free. So good right?
Long Story short as I know you can’t wait to go ahead and try them out and honestly it is not fair torturing you this much lets scroll down for the recipe..
Recipe (Serves 12) – Video Recipe Below
- 200g light vegetable spread (margarine)
- 70g biona coconut bliss
- 40g desiccated coconut
- unsweetened cherries/cranberries ( we used 1/2 tea cup)
- 2tbsp leanseeds or flaxseeds
- 30g of raw chopped almonds (for this recipe we used whole nuts)
- 350g quick oats
- 32g of light agave nectar ( you can use Stevia sweetener instead or both for sweeter taste)
Step 1: Preheat your oven at 180 degrees Celsius Fan.
Step 2: Weigh all ingredients in separate bowls. In a big bowl pour your quick oats and add all the dry ingredients one by one (desiccated coconut,cherries/cranberries, almonds and leanseeds)
Step 3: Melt your light vegetable spread (margarine) and pour in a small bowl. Take the lid off the coconut bliss and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds until you get a runny consistency and then weigh 70g in a seperate bowl. You can also melt them with the bain marie* procedure.
Step 4: In the previously prepared dry ingredients mixture add the melted margarine, coconut bliss and agave nectar (or sweetener). Mix with a spoon and then its time to get our hands dirty. Mix the ingredients well with your hand until all ingredients are evenly distributed and the wet ingredients are combined well with the dry.
Step 5: On a piece of kitchen roll apply a small amount of the light margarine spread and grease your 30cm x 20cm baking train and sprinkle some quick oats on top.
Step 6: Pour the Oat mixture in the tray and press down well with your hands until all the mixture is evenly distributed and there are no gaps (see video below)
Step 7: Pop in the tray in the already preheated oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until golden brown. Once you remove the flapjacks from the oven let them cool down before attempting to cut them in 12 slices.
And to make your lives a bit easier, click on the video below and i have everything summed up for you..
*PS The recipe can be modified to every individuals liking, nutritional requirements and intolerance.
Well that’s that!! Me and The Queens Closet By G clearly couldn’t keep our hands off those flapjacks and that is why we both have a secret confession to make.. Well, we might have cut those flapjacks a bit sooner that we should have, because they were just soooo good.
Well guys that’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed making this recipe with us; and just before I leave you for today, scroll further down for the nutritional value ->
Nutritional value per serving (1 slice):
kcal 151 (calories) – fat 11g of which 4g saturated (0g cholesterol) – protein 2,4g – carbs 12g of which 3,2g fibre (all natural sugars)
VITAMIN A 10%
VITAMIN C 4,3%
POTASSIUM 34,4 mg
I hope you guys enjoyed this post and mostly the recipe and I can’t wait to find out how those flapjacks turned out for you. Did you like them or not? Let me know what your thoughts are.
*bain marie is the procedure where you melt butter, chocolate, or anything else through a heated bath. You just add hot water to a pan and then place another pan on top of it, with the ingredient you want to melt and leave it for 2-3 minutes allowing it to melt.
I would also like to hear some of your ideas and your versions of this recipe you, which I would love to try out.
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I hope your day is as amazing as you all are.