Inspired by the 5 ingredient flapjacks I made last week from Bowl of Delicious and a colleague at work bringing in an apple and almond cake which was quite frankly one of the nicest things I have ever eaten, I decided to give an apple and almond flapjack a go.
I will warn you, this is far from my cheapest recipe. I was feeling fancy. To compensate it is very easy to make.
3 Apples, grated (I used Braeburn’s as they are my favourites)
1 Cup Almond Butter
1/2 Cup Honey
1 Cup Flaked almonds (or almonds chopped up)
1 Cup Dried Apple Rings, cut into little pieces
2 Cups of Porridge Oats
1 Teaspoon Almond Essence
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Grate the apples and add to a large mixing bowl.
Add all the other ingredients and mix.
Spoon into a lined baking tray.
Bake for 30 minutes on Gas Mark 5.
Say ‘Damn that’s good.’
If you don’t do the previous step then you have ruined them.
Saturday was shopping day, as it is every week.
As it was the start of a new food shopping month I was going bold and stocking up.
I went to Holland and Barrett to re-stock on some vitamins I was running low on, and to buy a bulk load of stock powder. I had 2 coupons – one for £5 off a £20 shop and another for 20% off the highest price item. To my delight I was able to use both on the same transaction, but the 20% off coupon took me below £20 by 39p. I had to think fast.
Luckily there at the front counter was a 40p bag of reduced dried figs. I realised it was reduced to 40p when I left the shop because it was due to go out of date in 5 days time.
Now, you all know I’m a bit flexible with use by dates, and often end a recipe with something along the lines of ‘This is a great way to use up that jar of stuff that expired 2 years ago and has fur growing around it…’ but I decided that this would be an excuse to get my bake on.
I found a recipe on the BBC Good Food website for figgy flapjacks, and the only change I made was where they said use 150g of dried figs and 75g of another dried fruit I just used all 225g of dried figs. Plus I added mixed seeds and chia seeds.
Also on Saturday I had an online delivery from a major supermarket and sadly one of my jars of peanut butter had a broken lid.
I couldn’t bring myself to throw it away, but didn’t have anything to decant it into, so I decided the only logical things to do was to make peanut butter cookies.
You will need 1 x 340g jar of any peanut butter, 300g sugar and 2 eggs and about 1-1.5 cups of oats. Mix all together, spread out in little cookie shapes on a tray, cook for between 15-20 minutes until firm around the edge but soft in the middle and scoff.