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carrot, apple & ginger flapjacks

carrot, apple & ginger flapjacks

These flapjacks were inspired by my daughter’s love of carrot, apple and ginger juice. The carrot and apple make them naturally sweet so there’s no refined sugar in these flapjacks, although I have used some maple syrup to sweeten further. Perfect for summer picnics or after school treats.

 

Ingredients

 

2 carrots
1 apple
100g cashew butter (to make nut-free you could use tahini)
4 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon coconut oil
150g gluten free oats. I used Rude Health Sprouted Porridge Oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon flaxseed
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon

 

Method

 
  • Preheat oven to 160°C
  • Grate the carrot and apple in a food processor and then add to a large bowl.
  • Melt the cashew butter, maple syrup and coconut oil over a low heat to melt and combine.
  • Combine all the ingredients together in the bowl and mix well.
  • Bake in the pre-heated oven for about half an hour until lightly golden.
 

The Health Boost tip

The oats are an excellent source of manganese, molybdenum and fibre and provide a slow-release energy. Oats also contain beta-glucans, which have been shown to help reduce cholesterol levels.
 

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