After School Snack
So If you have children You will know all about after school snacks! If you don't have kids stay with me because this snack is perfect for both young and old and would certainly make you popular in the work place if you made this and shared with your work friends.
For my kids its the homemade snacks that are the best, somehow they seem to leave them satisfied, rather than bought snacks which seem to make my kids want to eat more.
Now not all of us have a huge amount of time to bake but this flap Jack recipe is super quick and easy and with just a 20 min fool proof bake time in the oven and a quick 10 minute mix time what could go wrong?
Of course if your gonna bake with a small child like my lovely four year old Joshua it may take you a little bit longer, and a little bit more mess to clean up afterwards, but then thats all part of the fun right?
Don't be afraid to let your children have a go with all the elements of baking, of course they all love to mix the ingredients but they also love to use the scales and measure out and so long as you are there guiding them then they feel a real sense of achievement.
I love baking with Joshua its so cute how proud he feels as he stands on the chair to reach with his little apron on and full of excitement at making something we are all going to enjoy.
So How do you make this delicious flap jack the kids will love?
Here are the simple ingredients
190g unsalted Butter
190g Soft Brown Sugar
4-5 tbsp Golden Syrup
380g Porridge Oats
1. First you need to melt all the butter in a large pan then bring it away from the heat place it on a heat proof cloth. The pan won't be too hot round the edge but if you do have a little helper make sure you are keeping a close eye on them just in case.
2. you then add the sugar and syrup. With the syrup add 4 tbsp if you prefer more crunch and go with the 5 tbsp if you like it sticky.
3. Then add the porridge oats and give it a good mix so it is well coated with the wet ingredient.
Kids will love adding all the ingredients and feeling like they are doing it all by themselves.
4. Once it is all mixed well line a baking tray with parchment paper then tip the mixture into the tray and press down evenly with the back of a spoon or spatula.
5. You then bake it in the oven for about 20 Minutes at 170 until it looks a little more golden.
6. lift the tray out to cool but be sure to cut your slices whilst hot leaving it sat in the tray before it has completely cooled as its just easier, I usually cut it into 16 pieces.
So the verdict from my kids is that they totally LOVE! this flap jack, and believe me it does not last long in the tub, its also great to add to their lunch boxes.
So there you have it very happy children with their snack.
Go give it a try and let me know how you get on leaving your comments below. You could try adding some dried fruit or nuts, or to make it a double treat scatter chocolate drops on the top when its still hot. Sugar rush!
Happy baking everyone.