Toddler Breakfast Series: Flapjacks

Umaima Abdulally
Toddler Breakfast Series: Flapjacks

 

Flapjacks are sweet energy bars made out of oats and are American in origin. They are rich in folic acid and calcium and a very popular treat for kids. When there is no time to enjoy a sit down meal or prepare something fresh, Flapjacks are your ideal breakfast fix for kids. They work wonders with a glass of milk and keep the child energetic for a long duration. These make-ahead goodies are great as a travel snack or party food too. You can easily replace sugar with honey in this recipe and make sugar free Flapjacks without affecting the taste!

 

Let’s get started!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quick cooking Oats
  • 1/4th cup butter
  • 1/4th cup brown sugar / Demerara sugar (Can use regular sugar too. However, flapjacks won’t be dark)
  • 1/4th cup honey
  • A pinch of salt
  • Butter for greasing

 

For crust:

  • 1.5 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or honey

 

Method:

Step 1 – Dry roast oats on a griddle till crisp. Cool them completely.

 

Step 2 – In a heavy bottomed pan, melt butter, brown sugar and honey together over a medium flame. Bring to a boil till it becomes frothy (refer image).

 

Step 3 – Immediately add in oats and salt. Mix well.

 

Step 4 – Butter a baking dish (approx. 2 x 4 inches wide with 2 inch depth) and spread out the flapjack mixture evenly. Sprinkle the walnuts and spread out sugar or honey over the nuts.

 

Step 5 – Place the baking dish in a preheated oven at 200 degrees C for 15 minutes. Remove and demould the flapjacks while still warm (as they cool, they harden making it difficult to demould). Cut into bricks and store in an airtight container.  

 

Hope your kids love these  Flapjacks!

 

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