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Recipes

Apricot Flapjacks

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup of Melted Coconut Oil (125ml)
  • 1/2 Cup of Coconut Sugar (75g)
  • 1 Cup of Dried Apricots (190g)
  • 1 & 1/2 Cups of Gluten Free Oats (150g)
  • 1/3 Cup of Mixed Seeds (50g) (Pumpkin, Sunflower, Sesame etc)
  • Optional: Cinnamon

These are so addictive! Made for picnics and lunch boxes, they’re perfectly chewy and hold together really well so they’re ideal for taking on the go. They’re sticky and crunchy at the same time making them such a satisfying treat, no matter what your mood. Pimp them up with other seeds and dried fruit if you like, but don’t leave out the apricots – they give them unbeatable flavour and texture.

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Add the melted coconut oil to a medium sized pot on medium heat. Stir in the coconut sugar and a tablespoon of water and let it all melt.

Finely chop the dried apricots and then add them to the pot, stir everything around until you have a sticky mixture. Don’t worry if the oil separates.

Take it off the heat and add in the oats and seeds, mixing well.

Press the mixture really firmly into a baking tin lined with parchment paper. Make sure there are no loose bits and everything is tightly packed. Bake at 180’C for about 15 minutes until golden.

Leave to cool before slicing into bars.

5 Comments to Apricot Flapjacks

  1. Fiona says:

    Hi! I made this but it didn’t hold together. Still tasted delicious but any idea what i did wrong? I’ll sprinkle it on ice cream for dessert now but would like to get it right! It’s like the oil didn’t set!?!

    • Indy Power says:

      Hi Fiona! Sorry that happened for you, there are two things it could be, either the mixture wasn’t pressed firmly enough into the tin before baking or you sliced them into squares before they cooled enough. When they cool all the stickiness sets and holds everything together. Hope it works out for you next time but glad they were still yum!x

  2. Hilary says:

    I made these. Love the flavour but they are falling apart. Did I not cook apricots long enough?

    • Indy Power says:

      Hi Hilary, a few people have said this to me :( I have retested the recipe again and it still works for me so I’m not sure where you went wrong. There are two things it could be, either the mixture wasn’t pressed firmly enough into the tin before baking or you sliced them into squares before they cooled enough to set. Hope it works out for you next time!x

      • LauraLouise says:

        Hi! I had the same trouble that people have been mentioning, I kept at the recipe because they taste so good! For me it was resisting them until morning, even when they cooled down they weren’t set but the next morning they sliced beautifully and were amazing! So if anyone is having trouble may leave them covered with a tea towel over night and see if it helps? It’s very hard to wait though :)