The potential health benefits of oatmeal are well reported - rich in fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, folic acid and potassium.
Not only are those little oats good for keeping the heart and immune system happy, they can make a wonderfully energising snack. This tried and tested recipe is both delicious and healthy, so nothing to feel bad about here!
- 360g Oats
- 2 Bananas
- 6 tbsp Maple Syrup
- 6 tbsp Cashew Butter
- 4 tbsp Coconut Oil
- Preheat oven to 200°C (fan 180°C)
- Place the oats into a mixing bowl.
- Mash the bananas with a fork and add them to a saucepan with the maple syrup, cashew butter and coconut oil. Allow to simmer until it forms a liquid.
- Pour the liquid over the oats and stir well so that they're fully covered.
- Grease the baking tray with the coconut oil. Transfer the flapjack mix into the baking tray, pressing it down firmly with a spatula so that it's very compact.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until the top starts to brown.
- Once its cooked, take the tray out of the oven and leave it to fully cool before slicing the flapjacks up.
The recipe for these flapjacks was spotted in Ella Woodward's new cook book, something that several Cowan House employees have been raving about for the past month. It's full of plant-based vegan recipes, all gluten, dairy and refined sugar free - and all wonderfully healthy!
If you need a little more convincing before you rush out and buy her book, her lovely blog is full of recipes and inspiration for healthy living. You can also catch her regular columns in the Telegraph.