Rainy Day Flapjacks :)

These rainy day flapjacks are the perfect treat for a stay at home cosy morning.

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Yes, I know the idea is to make pancakes on rainy days – but I prefer smaller, bite sized servings of yum and these guys really tick all the right boxes.

What makes these delicious treats even better, is the fact that they contain absolutely NO FLOUR and you can add your own additional ingredients, so as to change up the flavour – making them even more fulling or decadent.

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For a sweeter option, you could add extras like dark chocolate, raisins, dates, nuts or “superfood” seeds or powders – pretty much anything you can think of.

If you prefer savoury to sweet, you can adjust the ingredients to include; basil, rosemary, garlic, dried tomatoes, cheese and onion – again the options are endless!

I love making food that is healthy, simple and budget friendly – especially when it is possible to create such a variety. So, I hope you enjoy making them as much as you enjoy eating them!

Rainy Day Flapjacks

Ingredients:  (makes +- 15  flapjacks, depending on preferred size)

  • ½ cup of gluten free rolled oats
  • ¼ cup of flaxseed
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp of honey (non-irradiated)
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup water

Method:

  • Ground the rolled oats and flaxseed together to form a “flour”
  • Pour the “flour” into a bowl and then add all remaining dry ingredients, move aside
  • In a separate bowl add the eggs and beat until foamy
  • To the eggs, add the honey, coconut oil and water and beat with a whisk until combined
  • Mash up the banana, and then add this to the egg mixture. Whisk again until combined
  • If you are including your own ingredients, you can add these to the egg mixture at this point. Keep in mind that the more ingredients you include, the thicker the flapjack will become. This may also influence cooking times
  • Slowly mix the egg mixture into the flour mixture, ensuring to take note of the consistency formed
  • The consistency of the mixture should allow for pouring, while still holding its round shape
  • Pour a small circle of the mixture into a greased and heated pan
  • The flapjacks will take approximately 1 min to brown each side (depending on the heat of your stove top)
  • Flip the flapjack to the other side for another minute
  • Pop the flapjacks onto a side plate to cool

Additional:

Decorate your flapjacks, with a variety of healthy fruit toppings or if you prefer, keep it simple with a spread of peanut butter or cream – taking into consideration the sugar content of each ingredient.

The flapjacks can also be frozen and reheated, which is great for a quick morning breakfast, or a healthy mid-day snack. Having pre-made healthy foods ready and available, is a great way to avoid unhealthy snacking!

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I really hope you enjoy making this recipe!

I would love to see how you adapted these flapjacks and made them your own, so tag me on Instagram @healthy_on_a_shoestring, or on Facebook @HealthyOnAShoestring and share your healthy creations!

Happy Cooking!
XXX

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