Tuesday 24 May 2016

FINGER FOOD: Apple and Apricot Flapjack

Flapjacks are brilliant for children due to all of the nutritional goodness in oats, however standard recipes are full of fat and sugar making them not particularly baby friendly. When I was searching for versions without any sugar I came across a Banana and Date recipe, but as a lot of the 'sweet' recipes I do are banana based I thought I'd mix things up! I chose to use sulphur dioxide free dried apricots (from Holland & Barrett), which are darker in colour, because it's recommended that babies don't have sulphur dioxide. It's completely up to you though, 'normal' orange dried apricots would work perfectly too. 
What you'll need:
2 cup Oats
2 Apples, 1 grated and 1 finely diced
7 Dried apricots, sulphur dioxide free and finely diced
Splash of water
2 tsp Cinnamon, optional

What to do:
1) Preheat the oven to 190'C and line a baking dish that has raised edges. Place the diced apple, apricots, cinnamon if using and a splash of water into a saucepan over a medium heat. Cook until it begins to create a thick apple sauce consistency, you may need to 'mush' the apples with the back of a spoon.
2) Remove from the heat and stir in the oats and grated apple. Press into the lined tin and bake for 20-30 minutes. I cooked these for 25 minutes, as it keeps the centre moist and therefore easier for Isabella to eat.
3) Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then cut into squares to cool completely.
What's your favourite flapjack flavour?

Feel free to leave a comment :)

Helen x
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  1. I love flapjacks. Apple and apricot sounds like a lovely combination

  2. They look so good, I need to make these x


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