These breakfast flapjacks not only contain lots of goodness to boost your brain power, be gentle on your digestive system but they also only contain good fat and natural sugar.
Getting children to eat breakfast in the morning can be a complete nightmare, especially trying to get a healthy breakfast into them. When I take my children shopping with me and I ask them to choose their breakfast cereal I can almost guarantee they will pick one that is filled full of sugar and covered in chocolate. Which is why after a lot of playing around with different ingredients I created a breakfast flapjack for them. Now they are having a healthy breakfast fun breakfast, without even knowing it. After all what mum gives their children cake for breakfast!
So why are these flapjacks so different from any other home cooked flapjack? Well first of all I swapped butter for coconut oil. Coconut oil is a unique healthy fat due to it’s antibacterial, fibre, proteins, antioxidant properties. As well as being packed full of vitamins and minerals. The oil is also high in medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), which help with weight management by reducing appetite, boosting metabolism and increasing the activity of fat burning cells.
Then instead of adding golden syrup, I used raw honey and coconut sugar. This is because honey is not only a natural sweetener but is also packed full of vitamins C, D, E, K and B-complex. As well as beta-carotene, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants, which is why honey makes a good natural antibiotic.
I also added sunflower, pumpkin, sesame seeds, golden linseeds and organic oats.
- Sunflower seeds – Are an excellent source of vitamin E, antioxidants and vitamin B-folate.
- Pumpkin seeds – Is a good source of vitamins B, magnesium, iron, fatty acids and protein.
- Sesame seeds – A good source of vitamin E, plant hormones sesamin and sesamolin (which is good for lowering blood pressure and protect the liver from toxic damage) and calcium.
- Golden linseeds (also known as flax seeds) – Are a great source of soluble mucilaginous fibre (which lowers cholesterol in the blood) and omega-3 fatty acid.
Our yummy scrumptious breakfast flapjacks.
Yummy Scrumptious Breakfast Flapjacks Recipe
Makes approximately 9 flapjacks
- 100g Coconut oil
- 50g honey
- 50g coconut sugar (if you can’t get coconut sugar add another 50g of honey)
- 150g Organic oats
- 25g of mixed seeds containing sunflower, pumpkin, sesame seeds and golden linseeds
- Greace a small baking dish and pre heat the oven to 180ºC.
- Heat the coconut oil, coconut sugar and honey in a large saucepan and stir well, bring to the boil and then remove from heat.
- Mix the oats and mixed seeds together in a separate bowl.
- Add the oat mix to the coconut oil and honey and mix well.
- Place the mixture into the baking tray and distribute evenly. (Use the back of a spoon or the base of a glass to press into the try to give it a smooth appearance.
- Bake for 20 – 30 minutes until the flapjacks are golden brown.
- Remove from the oven, cut into squares and allow to cool.
My daughter Eleanor enjoying her breakfast flapjacks.
Do you have any alternative breakfast tasty recipes, you can share with us?