Orange and Ginger Flapjacks

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI am a genius. I really don’t mean to toot my own horn, but my ability to make these flapjacks makes me so happy that I am officially aloud to call my self a genius. So my gym literally make some of the most amazing flapjacks in the entire world. They are so good you could use them as motivation to go to the gym. I have been so determined to recreate them recently and I think I have just about cracked it. 

The flapjacks at my gym are soft, oat-ie, orange-ie and delicious. These flapjacks are soft, oat-ie, orange-ie and delicious!! Making them such an amazing home substitute for my favourite treat. They’re jam packed with oats which are amazing as a slow releasing energy source especially if your having an active few hours going hiking, running or out on the bike. There’s also some healthy fats from the coconut oil and a super boost from the super spice that is ginger. To top it off they are gluten-free, vegan, and refined sugar free.

OGF2.jpgFor those of you who think flapjacks should be sweet and crumbly then you will not be disappointed by these. There’s plenty of sweetness and the orange flavour is AMAZING! I am definitely going to play around with this recipe a bit and bring you some more variations as these are delish!

Happy Flapjacking!


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOrange & Ginger Flapjacks

Serves: 10-20           Time: 45 minutes          Difficulty: Easy


Ingredients

  • 100g of Medjool or Deglet Nour Dates (Pitted & Chopped)
  • 3Tbsp of Coconut Oil (+ extra for greasing)
  • 1 Tbsp of Maple Syrup
  • Zest & Juice of 1 Oranges
  • 250g of Oats (Gluten-free optional)
  • 1/2 Tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 Tsp of Freshly Grated Ginger (Optional)

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C and line and grease a baking tray (20×15) with coconut oil.
  2. Add the dates, coconut oil, maple syrup and 100ml of Boiling water to a saucepan and bring to simmer. Allow o simmer for 5-10 minutes until the dates have softened.
  3. In the mean time mix the remaining ingredients (Except for the orange juice) in a bowl.
  4. Ones the dates are soft, add the orange juice and allow to simmer for a further 5 minutes until the mixture is quite thick and sticky.
  5. Add the oats mixture to the dates mixture and combine.
  6. Press the mixture into the lined tin and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden and firm.
  7. Leave to cool in the tin (this will help ensure the bars are firm).
  8. Cut into 10 bar size or 20 bitesize pieces.

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