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Oat and dried fruit flapjacks

Image of flapjacks in a baking dish with paper towel and a glass bottle of milk
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Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 55 minutes
Makes: 16
 
Image of flapjacks in a baking dish with paper towel and a glass bottle of milk
  • 1 serve of fruit per flapjack
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Ingredients

100g dates, pitted
100g margarine*
3 tbsp honey or maple syrup
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 apple, peeled & grated
100ml hot water
250g rolled oats
100g raisins
75g dried apricots
100g pepitas

* Dairy free if using a dairy-free margarine

Savvy swaps

You can swap:

Pepitas
Sunflower seeds
Raisins
Sultanas

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Method

Step 1
Pre-heat the oven to 160oC. Line a 20cm x 20cm slice tray with baking paper.

Step 2
Place dates in a bowl and just cover with boiling water. Leave to soak for 5 minutes.

Step 3
Place the dates along with the water into a blender and process until smooth.

Step 4
Heat the margarine, honey or maple syrup in a small pan until melted.

Step 5
Add the mashed banana, apple and 100ml hot water to the margarine mixture and mix. Add the processed dates and mix again.

Step 6
Place the oats, dried fruit and seeds into a large mixing bowl.

Step 7
Pour in the wet mixture and stir until combined.

Step 8
Tip into the slice tray and level the surface.

Step 9
Bake for 55 minutes or until golden.

Step 10
Leave in the tin to cool, then cut into 16 bars.  

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