Something salty for breakfast – Lets try the Salted Caramel Flapjacks Recipe.
Sometimes my days are so busy that I don’t have time to eat proper meals. I really try to avoid missing meals but it can often be beyond my control.
On days like this, I used to rely on cereal bars a lot, assuming they were pretty healthy.
- Nuts and seeds? Healthy.
- Cereals? Yup, healthy.
- Raisins? Surely counts as fruit right?!
- Dark chocolate? Definitely need some.
Having looked at the ingredients properly, I realised they’re full of sugar (sometimes up to 5 teaspoons!). An increased intake of sugar can often take you on a sugar high and leave you craving more.
I was determined to create something I could eat on the go which would give energy until my next meal but which was also healthy (and tasty of course!). That’s how these salted caramel oat flapjacks with flaxseed (flaxjacks?!) came about.
The oats and nuts give you slow release energy whilst keeping you full. The ground flaxseed is rich in omega 3 fatty acids. The salted caramel is a bit naught but, hey, everything in moderation right? I only used a few tablespoons of it but feel free to adjust the quantity if you want!
This recipe is a bit more involved and takes some time to prepare but it’ll save you time in the week. These keep for about 5 days in the fridge in an airtight container or they’ll keep in the freezer for longer.
Do you find it hard to sit down and have a proper meal? What are your on the go snacks?
If you make my Salted Caramel Flapjacks Recipe, be sure to take a photo and tag me @onlinefoodblog on Instagram or Twitter. I would love nothing more than to see your creations!
75 almonds 260g oats 1 medium apple 2 large bananas 30g ground flax seed ¼ cup honey 45ml semi skimmed milk 4 tablespoons salted caramel sauce If the initial mixture looks dry, add in a little more milk or banana.
How to make Salted Caramel Flapjacks
Mix this into the remaining oats and almonds. Stir in the ground flax-seed.
If the flapjacks don't stick together as well as they should, refrigerate overnight before cutting into squares.
If the flapjacks don't look fully cooked once they're out of the oven, don't worry - they'll harden over the next few hours.
Oven cooking times may vary so do keep an eye on the flapjacks - if they're hardening too much, take them out a little earlier.
Try out our Salted Caramel Flapjacks Recipe and post your results below in the comments…
1 medium apple
2 large bananas
30g ground flax seed
¼ cup honey
45ml semi skimmed milk
4 tablespoons salted caramel sauce
If the initial mixture looks dry, add in a little more milk or banana.