And Fairtrade too!
At Daisy Green we are always on the look out for lovely recipes for you to try and this week we’d like to introduce you to Lilinha Angel’s World.
Lilinha entered these flapjacks into Fairtrade Big Fair Bake Challenge, as a member of Foodies100 she was challenged to inspire the nation and cook for someone else with a Big Fair Bake as part of the year-long Take a Step campaign.
As part of the campaign, people are asked to develop a baking creation inspired by one or more of the following Fairtrade certified ingredients: Honey, Chocolate (or Cocoa Powder), Raisins, Coffee, Bananas, Cinnamon, Apricots, Ginger and Brazil Nuts.
By purchasing Faitrade ingredients, you can make a real difference to the whole farming community in developing countries, so it’s well worth getting involved.
Lilinha‘s little boy loves baking, so they decided to make Fairtrade Fruity Flapjack Bites, which is perfect for little hands to help bake as it’s really simple to make. Fairtrade Fruity Flapjack Bites use Fairtrade brown sugar, Fairtrade raisins and Fairtrade cinnamon.
P.S. Lilinha doesn’t usually measure ingredients when baking, so we’ve included pictures to give you a better idea of the quantities used.
Fruity Flapjack Bites
- Half a cup of butter
- Half a cup of golden syrup
- Half a cup of Fairtrade brown sugar
- 3 cups of porridge oats
- Half a cup of Fairtrade raisins
- 1 tablespoon of Fairtrade cinnamon
- Pre-heat the oven at 180C.
- Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
- Gently heat the butter, golden syrup and brown sugar in a large saucepan. Place on a medium heat until the butter melts and it all becomes a uniform mixture.
- Take the saucepan off the heat and stir in the oats, raisins and cinnamon.
- Pour the flapjack mixture into the lined baking tray and press it down with a wooden spoon to flatten the mixture.
- Bake for around 15-20 minutes or until the flapjack is golden
- Once it is cooked, let it cool for a few minutes . Cut the flapjack into bites while it’s still warm.
You could try adding some mashed up Fairtrade banana or a few handfuls of Fairtrade nuts to the recipe for a bit of a twist and to suit your family’s tastes. By adding raisins or other dried fruits to the recipe, you can have one of your five a day while enjoying your flapjack.
Although flapjacks are a sweet treat, they’re made with porridge oats that provide slow-release energy and are full of vitamin B, zinc and iron, making them quite considerably more healthy than sugar laden biscuits or sweets.
You could have your flapjacks bites for breakfast or with a cup of tea in the afternoon and they make a perfect snack for ravenous post-school appetites to help tide them over until tea. Enjoy!