4 tbsps honey (or liquid sweetener of your choice)
170g oats (use gluten free if preferred)
20g pitted dates, ﬁnely chopped
10g chia seeds
Makes 6 278 calories
Preheat the oven to 190ºC/375˚F.
Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Put the fruit in a saucepan and cook on a low heat until the fruit is soft (around 5 minutes), stirring occasionally to prevent it burning.
Meanwhile put the butter / oil and honey into a large pan and cook on a low heat until the butter has melted, stirring occasionally. Add the oats and stir until well combined. Remove from heat. Stir in the raisins and chopped dates. Once the fruit has softened, mash it gently and stir in the chia seeds. Place half of the oat mixture onto the lined tray and press ﬁrmly with a spoon to form an even rectangular shape. Add the fruit and spread to form an even layer. Add the remaining oat mixture and press ﬁrmly into an even layer. Use a spatula to neaten the edges. Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes or until the ﬂapjacks are golden in colour. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool thoroughly. Once cooled, cut into 6 slices. Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.