Most weeks I make flapjacks for Mr.mummybakesdairyfree to take to work. They’re filled with bananas, oats, chia seeds, lots of refined sugar and dairy! Yummy? Yes! Suitable for little one? No! These flapjacks are much more little one friendly. They also have a festive twist and are relatively healthy. They are also ridiculously easy to make, gluten free (depending on the oats you use) and vegan (depending on the mincemeat you use).
What I love about recipes like this is the simplicity of them. I easily get put off of a recipe if it has a long list of ingredients. Of course I’ve simplified this recipe by using jarred mincemeat, and if you make your own then the ingredients list will be longer. I had intended to make my own mincemeat without refined sugar, but the closer it gets to Christmas, the more shortcuts I’m taking! Rather than beating myself up about not making everything from scratch, I’m enjoying the extra time to do Christmassy activities with little one.
Remember you can check out my other post of festive treats to make which are great for Christmas activities with your kids!
One jar of mincemeat (411g)
40g dairy free spread, melted (I used Flora Freedom)
1 tbsp chia seeds
- Preheat the oven to 180c. In a large bowl, mix together the oats and chia seeds. Put to one side. In another bowl stir together the melted spread and mincemeat.
- Tip the mincemeat mix into the bowl of oats and mix until well combined. Spoon the mixture onto a lined baking tray and press into a square shape.
- Pop into the oven the bake for 12-15 minutes, checking that the edges don’t burn. Remove from the oven when golden brown and allow to cool slightly before cutting into 16 pieces.
Dairy, egg, nut, soya and gluten free. Vegan
Makes 16 squares
Total make time less than half an hour