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January 8, 2016 / mintcustard

Healthy low sugar flapjacks.

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Healthy low sugar flapjacks

Since I’ve been trying to improve my eating I have found my baking mojo has vanished. Partly this is because my favourite home baked goods tend to come covered in chocolate, drenched in syrup or laminated with butter and these are precisely the foods I’ve cut out of my diet. However I bought myself a new and very shiny mixing bowl today and my baking mojo came back.

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Shiny new bowl

I’ve thought long and hard about how to lighten my bakes. Today I came across a new ingredient to me, demerara sugar with Stevia. I was shopping in Waitrose today, if you’d like to get some. I don’t know if the other major supermarkets stock it,but I imagine they do. Add to that agave syrup and not only do you have a list of trendy ingredients in this recipe but also the makings of some healthier flapjacks. The other lightbulb moment was to make a smaller quantity of each bake, make less, eat less! These flapjacks are endlessly customisable (if that is even a word). I had about a quarter of a bag of fruit and nut sprinkles and a couple of pieces of dried apple in a bag so I added them into the mix.

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Sugar with stevia and agave syrup.

Healthy low sugar flapjacks

200g porridge oats,

100g butter or low fat spread

60g demarara sugar with Stevia or 100g regular demerara

3 tbsp agave syrup (you could use golden syrup if you prefer)

How to ……

  • Preheat the oven to 180c
  • Line a 6″ by 6″ baking tin with parchment paper.
  • Melt together the butter and the agave syrup.
  • Stir in the sugar, oats and any extras.
  • Press into the tin and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and cut into 12 small bars.
  • Cool in the tin.
  • Eat, and feel virtuous.
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