Oaty Date and Honey Flapjacks – You know all them dates you got for Ramadan? It’s time to turn them into a delicious bar that you can enjoy at Suhoor/Sehri! Note – It is totally acceptable to make them throughout the year too.
I can’t focus, because the font on my blog has gone and changed itself. Woah how did that happen?! The Ramadan fog has entered my brain. (In my world it lasts around 3 days and then I am so with it! Howsboutyou?)
Just as an FYI, I wrote this approx 2 weeks ago so just work with me here..please? Whoosh..We are now stepping back in time..SOOOOO I had an absolutely fabulous bank holiday weekend. Hope you did too! I was at my mum’s doing a photoshoot for my sisters fabulous candle company – Nuhr Home, then later that evening we (myself and my sisters) went to Manchester for a meal and laughed loads and ate alot. On the Sunday, we went to St Annes of which I posted pics on my instagram stories. We had so much fun and the kids were so happy. I must point out though, that there are 2 sides to St Annes and one of the beaches (the one near the pier) is not very nice infect it’s pretty terrible..think empty coke bottles and nappies floating along the waves.. so I had alot of confused messages from people asking about the beach we were actually on. They had experienced the grotty beach. By the way, we had originally parked there not knowing what awaited us but my dad saved us and told us to drive to where they were. We had gotten lost en route.
Anyway later that evening, my husband received a call to say my gran in law was very ill and had been taken into hospital. I won’t go into the details but it is very serious and she is in a critical condition (prayers please!!)…I can’t explain how much she means to me and as soon as I got upstairs, I bawled my eyes out. I love her to pieces and the thought of losing her is something I cannot comprehend. My gran in law has repeatedly told me that me and her have a connection and it was like we had met before.
About this recipe, make them, store them and eat them all week. They save you from the dreaded snack attack. Well kind of..because they are still a snack but just not the same as say..a snickers.
This is a recipe I adapted from one of my college friends!
Oaty Date and Honey Flapjacks
Oaty Date and Honey Flapjacks - You know all them dates you got for Ramadan? It's time to turn them into a delicious bar that you can enjoy at Suhoor/Sehri! Note - It is totally acceptable to make them throughout the year too.
- 20 grams Desiccated Coconut
- 100 ml Brown Rice Syrup
- 50 ml Honey
- 130 ml Rapeseed Oil
- 350 grams Oats
- 75 grams Medjool Dates Pitted and chopped into small pieces
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C, Gas Mark 4.
Grease an oven tray/tin (approx 20cm x 30cm) and line with greaseproof paper.
In a dry pan, very briefly (about 1 - 2 mins) toast the coconut, then set aside.
Heat the brown rice syrup, honey and rapeseed oil in a large pan until it is just simmering, then remove from the heat.
Add the oats, coconut and dates to the oil mixture and combine thoroughly using a wooden spoon.
Add the mixture to the pre lined tray and make sure (don't skip this) you press the mixture down using the back of a spoon or bottom of a drinking glass.
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes and allow to cool for 5 - 10 minutes before cutting.