Comfort food.

Well hi there,

I hope you are well and the world is being good to you.

It is quite a bright morning here in Wales which is lovely as you can see the last of the autumnal colours, a lot of the trees have totally lost their leaves now, but there are still bursts of gold around.

So as it gets colder all I think about is keeping warm, eating warm food and hibernating, in a warm bed… I don’t like being cold!

Comfort food, soups, stews, porridge and mashed potato… you can`t beat them, well today I have 2 similar recipes for you, high protein flapjacks, the 2nd one is definitely comfort food, it is soft, squishy and full of peanut butter, I just had a cube for breakfast, gorgeous.

These are very simple and easily adapted to suit you and your family,  a lovely make for children to make as well, they may even share 😉

The first recipe is a version of one that I found on Pinterest ( gosh how many hours can you lose on there!) by Kateamillington, it is sugar-free and I have made it higher in protein by adding vegan protein powder, my partner likes it as it fills him up for longer.

Apple Flapjack.

Ingredients

2 Apples

1 Lemon

1 cup of Dried fruit

2 cups of oats

1 cup of protein powder

1/2 cup water

Method

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees

Grate the apples into a pan with the water and lemon juice and simmer for 3/5 mins till the apple is cooked, if you are using cooking apples they will go mushy which is still ok as you have the flavour in the liquid.

Put the dry ingredients in a bowl and give them a good mix so the dried fruit is all separate and has a coating on it

Add the apple liquor and stir.

Pour into an oiled dish, in theory the flapjack should not stick as it is sugar-free, but it is best to be safe.

Bake for approximately 20 mins, the edges should just be turning brown and the top is dry, allow to cool and the then cut into chunks 🙂

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I have a sweet tooth and I did like this, even though it is sugar-free, the dried fruit balanced with the acidity of the apple and lemon, so a healthy treat for home or lunchbox.

 

Peanut butter flapjack.

 

Ingredients

2 cups of oats

2 cups of peanut butter ( I prefer crunchy)

1 cup of maple syrup

1 1/2 cups of plant-based milk

 

Method

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees

Put it all in a bowl and mix so the peanut butter is all the way through the mixture

Pour into an oiled dish, once again better to be safe than sorry.

Bake for about  30 mins, this is a softer flapjack it isn’t crunchy but the top will still dry out

Cut into cubes when cool.

It is a softer flapjack, but gorgeous and the whole house smelt of peanut butter… heavenly!

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Enjoy!!

I hope you like the recipes and let me know if you try them or make your own version !

Have a wonderful one

 

Gilly.

PS the man in the kilt on the porridge box is now a famous actor.. bonus points to anyone who knows what role he plays !

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