These are really easy to make. They are great for breakfast and handy to have as a standby snack. Made with honey and nuts, they are a great energy boost for toddlers and also a good staple for breastfeeding mums.
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
- 250g Porridge Oats
- 110g Butter
- 100g Brown Sugar
- 2 tbsps Honey
- Handful of pumpkin seeds and almonds*
- Handful of raisins*
*Note you can add any additions such as desiccated coconut, sesame seeds, chopped prunes, dried cranberries. Just try and few variations out and see what you prefer.
- Place all ingredients in a food processor (except nuts and raisins) and pulse until fully mixed, but be careful not to overmix making sure the oats keep their texture.
- Bash almonds so they aren't too big or blitz them in food processor if your baby is younger than 12 months.
- Add nuts and raisins and quickly pulse to mix them in properly.
- Lightly grease a baking tin with butter and spoon in all the mixture.
- Using the back of a spoon press into the corners so the mixture is flat and score the mixture into 12 squares.
- Place in the oven and bake on 180c until golden brown (about 20 minutes).
Weaning: babies can eat the flapjacks from 12-months–old (honey). It is also worth giving the nuts a blitz in a food processor to prevent choking. There's differing information available about when to introduce your baby to nuts. If you have allergies in your family, then perhaps be a little more cautious. Find out more on NHS website and also here: http://www.parents.com/recipes/tips/introduce-baby-to-nuts/
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