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Honey and Seed Flapjacks

These healthy honey and seed flapjacks from The Happy Pear cookbook make a perfect lunchbox or picnic treat. Using honey in place of barley malt makes them gluten-free too.

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The Happy Pear


A lovely recipe from the wonderful Martha, who baked with us for a few years. This version will satisfy the most avid of flapjack lovers! A great addition to a lunchbox. If you want a gluten-free version of these flapjacks, use honey rather than barley malt.

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150ml honey or barley malt
250g regular or gluten-free rolled oats
160ml sunflower oil
60g flax meal/ground flax seeds/linseed meal/ground linseeds (different names for the same thing!)
40g desiccated coconut
40g pumpkin seeds
40g sunflower seeds
40g sesame seeds
40g raisins
20g goji berries
a pinch of salt


Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4.

Before you start, stir the jar of barley malt or honey in a bowl of hot water to heat it and make it more liquid.

Meanwhile, put the oats into a large bowl with the oil and stir to coat. Add all the remaining ingredients except the barley malt or honey and stir until everything is well mixed.

Add the barley malt or honey and mix thoroughly.

Roll the mixture out in a flapjack tin or on a flat baking tray to about 2.5cm thick, Bake for 25 minutes, then remove from the oven and leave to cool before cutting.

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From the book: The Happy Pear

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