These delicious flapjacks are a healthy alternative to traditional, sugary flapjack recipes. Cashew nut butter, unlike normal butter, contains heart-healthy unsaturated fat and is rich in iron and magnesium.
The subtle taste of cashew nut butter works well in baking, although it can be substituted for other nut butter; for a nutty flapjack try peanut butter and for a more bitter flapjack try almond butter.
Agave nectar, with its much lower glycemic index than other sugars, helps to keep insulin levels stable and removes the spike in insulin that normally follows the consumption of sugary food.
- The ¼ cup of cashew nut butter
- A ⅛ cup of oil (choose one with a mild taste – I use almond oil)
- The ⅝ cup of agave syrup (depending on how sweet you want your flapjacks to be)
- 1 ½ cups of oats (I use Alara Dreamy Chocolate Oats for an added chocolatey taste)
- Sprinkle of salt (a pink Himalayan salt is an option with more health benefits)
- Heat the oven to 150 degrees Celsius.
- Melt the cashew butter in a saucepan over low heat.
- Add in the agave syrup and oil and bring to simmer – be careful not to boil as this will burn the ingredients.
- Stir in the oats, salt and any additional ingredients (such as raisins or chocolate chips) of your choosing.
- Stir well until all ingredients are evenly combined.
- Transfer to an oven proof tray and level out the mixture.
- Put in the middle of the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
- Take out, cool and enjoy!