cinnamon nut butter squares

cinnamon nut butter squares

I love flapjacks, I remember always looking forward to the weekend when I was younger, so that I could go down to my local shop and buy some syrupy flapjacks that were filled with chunks of chocolate. They were my go to treat after a busy week. As I grew up and moved away, I was no longer able to find the flapjacks I used to love. Ever since then, I’ve made my own flapjacks when in need of an unwind after a busy week. Of course, the ones I used to buy were full of butter and refined sugars.. So I now recreate my own using more natural ingredients, to make a healthier version. Of course, I still want them to taste as delicious as the original kind, so am always experimenting with ingredients I can use to make a moist, squidgy and sweet flapjack. Although I could have made a chocolate chunk flapjack, this weekend I was craving something different. I decided to make a nutty, creamy flapjack made with dates, nut butter and some cinnamon. They were so delicious! The great thing about this mix, is that the oats really suck up the liquid mixture, making a gooey flapjack that is quick to make and doesn’t take too long to cook! Perfect! I hope you enjoy these.

 

cinnamon nut butter squares

makes about 12 slices

ingredients

1 1/2 cup (250g) dates

1 cup (250ml) water

1/4 cup (60g) almond butter

1/4  cup (60g) cashew butter

1/4 cup (60g) peanut butter

1 tsp cinnamon

vanilla, to taste

1 cup (65g) oats

1/2 cup (50g) chopped walnuts

1/2 cup (50g) peanuts

 

method

PREHEAT YOUR OVEN TO 190 C / 374 F

1. Firstly, pour your dates and water into a food processor. Blend until smooth. Then, add in your peanut butter, almond butter and cashew butter with 1 tsp cinnamon and some vanilla to taste. Blend until smooth and creamy.

2. Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl, and add in the oats, walnuts and peanuts. Stir until well mixed. When all is well mixed, pour the mixture into a small cake tin and spread until even. Then, move the nut butter squares into the oven, and cook for about 25 minutes (the time depends on your oven – I cook with an Aga, which tends to cook things faster), or until golden – keep an eye on them while they bake.

3. When the flapjacks have cooked, remove them from the oven and set aside for about half an hour, or until completely cool. It’s best to wait for them to be completely cool, as these flapjacks are very moist, so they will be easier to cut. When the flapjacks have cooled, slice into about 12 squares and enjoy!

 

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