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Flapjacks recipe - hiking food!

flapjacks recipe - hiking food!Flapjacks are a convenient way of eating a portion of nutritious oats, especially if you’re not a fan of porridge or need something on the go, and they can also be pimped up with dried fruit and nuts for even more energy. Of course they are bound together with sugar and syrup which does slightly counter the oats' nutritious goodness so don’t eat them all yourself in one day, unless you've really covered the mileage anyway!


Why are oats so good for you? The humble oat contains Beta-gluten, a thick and filling nutrient which helps to slowly release carbohydrates into the bloodstream. This helps to prevent the immediate spike and subsequent drop in insulin levels associated with other sources of carbs, which can be problematic if the body turns what it considers excess sugar at the time into fat storage. They also contain the mineral Magnesium which is important in energy production and endurance.


Pack some tasty Flapjacks on a long hike and the sugar, and fruit if you include it, will give you an immediate energy boost and the oats will release their carbohydrates slowly to sustain you over the following hours. They're also brilliant to pop into a tin to nibble on in the car whilst journeying, instead of snacking on expensive and nutritionally empty petrol station snacks! See below for the recipe:



75g butter

75g brown sugar

1 tbsp. golden syrup, or honey

175g porridge oats

+ optional dried fruit, nuts, or chocolate chips. (reduce the oat content by the amount of extras)



1. Melt butter, sugar, and syrup in a small saucepan.

2. Pour mixture over oats and nuts etc and stir quickly until completely coated. If using chocolate make sure the mixture has cooled before adding else they will melt throughout!

3. Tip the sticky mixture into an 8x8 inch (20cm) lined and greased tin. Bake in a preheated oven at approx. 180 C for 20 mins until lightly golden. 

4. Remove from oven and carefully score the surface with a heavy knife into segments. Allow to cool completely in the tin before breaking along the scored lines. Store in an airtight container.

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how to make your own trail mixTIP! You know those crumbs that are left in the bottom of the tin and on the chopping board afterwards? Save them for using in trail mix, since they're simply crunchy bits of sweet cooked oats like granola and we already kow they taste great - plus you just spent a long time making them so make the most of every crumb! :)


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