Well winter has definitely arrived and the Christmas adverts are on our tv so I can’t help myself but think of winter spices and delicious treats. Something has to get me through the next few months when it gets dark by 4pm and all I want to do it put on my pyjamas and hibernate.
When I think of Christmas I automatically think of cinnamon, oranges, ginger and dried fruits. So as well as making these flapjacks I am going to bake some apples. These will be stuffed with sultanas, dates, honey and cinnamon and placed in the oven for an hour. To serve I will crumble these flapjacks on top with a large dollop of ice cream.
60 g coconut oil
50 g honey
1 apple grated
1 tsp cinnamon
150 g oats
half inch grated fresh ginger
20g coconut oil
half of the orange juice
1 tbsp honey
Add the coconut oil, honey, half the juice of the orange, zest and ginger and heat in a pan till melted and combined. Add in the grated apple, ginger, oats and cinnamon and mix till all oats and apple are covered in the wet ingredients.
Pour into a lined baking tray and bake at 180 degrees for 25 minutes.
While this is baking, put the coconut oil, honey and rest of orange juice into a saucepan and heat up till it starts to simmer. Once the flapjacks have cooled a little, remove them from the baking tin and pour over the glaze and leave to set.
You can cut these in squares like flapjacks or crumble over anything like stewed fruit as a crumble topping or greek yoghurt as an alternative breakfast.