• Helen Phillips

Apricot and Almond Flapjacks

Every time I run a 10k or a Half I bake cake to sell for charity to friends and other runners after the race.

This weekend it's Maidenhead Half and I've had special request to make flapjacks and Blackberry and Apple Muffins. So this morning (when my internet was down) I set to baking post run treats for Sunday.

Flapjack is so easy, it really took me minutes to mix and then only 40 mins in the oven. so much tastier than shop bought!

I started by chopping you quite finely 100g of dried apricots and 50g of almonds.

Then melted 125g butter with 125g sugar and 75g golden syrup in a large saucepan.

Once the butter, sugar and syrup had melted, stir in 250g oats, the fruit and nuts and pour the mixture into a 20cm square tin, lined with baking parchment.

Smooth the top of the flapjack mix and bake in a pre heated oven at 180C for 25 - 30 minutes.

Once the baking time is up remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin. This is really important. The flapjack needs a little time to set.

Once the flapjack has cooled a little cut into 16 squares (I turn out onto a chopping board and cut on there), then leave to cool completely before nibbling.

You can add any nuts, seeds or dried fruit to this basic flapjack recipe. It's great a race day food!

Click here for a short video of me making the flapjacks!

#Oats #Nuts #Apricot