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Homemade fruit and nut flapjack squares

Section: Baking ideas
Homemade fruit and nut flapjack squares
  • Serves: Makes 15
  • Preparation time: 45 minutes

Method

A few pieces of this nutritious flapjack are ideal for hungry tummies after a day at the beach or to break up a lazy afternoon.

  1. Preheat a fan-oven to 170°C (Gas 3). Line a shallow 26 x 17 cm baking tin or other similar tin with baking paper.
  2. Put the honey, butter and sugar in a saucepan over low heat. Melt the butter slowly, stirring occasionally to combine. Do not boil. Remove from the heat and stir well.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the oats, nuts and fruit. Add to the honey mixture, stirring well to ensure the dry ingredients are coated. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and use the back of a large spoon or spatula to press it down into the edges and smooth the top. Bake for about 30 minutes – the slice should be dark golden.
  4. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then cut the slice into about 15 pieces. Leave to cool completely in the tin, then re-cut the slice when cool and store in an airtight container for up to four days.
  5. If you don’t want to include nuts, just add an extra 80g dried fruit.

This recipe is taken from Hungry Campers Cookbook by Katy Holder (Hardie Grant, £14.99), photography: Natasha Milne

 

Finger Food

Chop into 2x2cm squares so your toddler can pick them up easily.

  • Author: Lorna White Lorna White
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Lorna is the digital executive and regular contributor for Mother&Baby. After running the Yours magazine website which specialises in content about caring for kids and grandchildren, she has now brought her expertise to the UK's #1 leading pregnancy and parenting magazine. Lorna specialises on a range of topics from potty training and nutrition, to everything and anything that will keep your tot occupied!

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