So for the past two weeks I started going to the gym- to be fair that only means that I’ve only been twice- and I’ve found that I really need to be having something to eat afterwards.
DISCLAIMER: The best food to eat to get your energy back after a gym session is probably an apple or banana as- my dad read this article this morning- lots of people put more weight on than they lose after the gym because of what they’re eating, in terms of cereal bars, muffins etc.
However it was the gym that made me want to make some flapjacks, so here I am! I hope you like this recipe and I’m hoping it works because I’m writing this post while the flapjack is cooking and so this is kind of an experiment…
I will try to perfect this so this might not be the only flapjack recipe, it might change slightly. Here we go…
What you will need:
• 150g unsalted butter
• 200g oats
• 1-2 handfuls of pumpkin &
sunflower seed mix
• a handful or 2 of chopped dried
• 2 tbsp. golden syrup
Nothing to do now but bake!
- Preheat the oven, grease and line a shallow baking tin with parchment paper
- Melt the butter on a medium-low heat in a medium size pan
- Stir in the oats, golden syrup, seeds and apricots until it’s all mixed together
- Scoop the mixture into your baking tin and make sure the oats are tucked in nicely at the corners and you’re flapjack is level
- Pop the tin in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes making sure that you don’t burn your flapjacks!
Okay, so this is where I am right now… I’m going to leave my ‘flapjack’ to cool for about 10 minutes and hope that it becomes more flapjacky as the oats aren’t combined together. This I think is due to the fact that I only drizzled the golden syrup on top as it was only an afterthought. NOTE TO SELF: THE GOLDEN SYRUP IS THE COMBINING FACTOR.
I sincerely hope this recipe works for you if you try it out!
I’m currently listening to What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Until next time,