Chocolate Date Flapjack

My favourite thing about baking is recreating a healthier version of foods loved by almost everyone. Flapjacks are a snack I had nearly everyday growing up; be it in my lunch box, my post dinner dessert, etc. They have the perfect element of sweetness and just the right amount of chewiness to them.

They come in different flavours but my favourite have always been those with some sort of chocolate in them but still have that honey-sweet taste to them. I tried my best to master this recipe and make sure it really did hit the spot, which it ultimately did! It’s the best recipe to make when you’re having a sweet craving because it’s so easy to throw together and all the ingredients should be in your kitchen cupboard. Now, let’s get baking!

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Ingredients: 

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

3/4 cup rolled oats

4 tbsp date/maple syrup

3 tbsp chia seeds, ground

1/4 cup persian dates (soaked medjool dates can work too), roughly chopped

1/4 cup dark chocolate, chips or finely chopped bar

 

Method:

Preheat the oven at 200C. Line a pyrex with either parchment paper or coconut oil greased baking paper. Add the oats, dates, chocolate and chia seeds into the bowl and mix well. Then pour and mix in the coconut oil and syrup thoroughly until all of the dry ingredients are coated with a shine. Add the mixture to the lined pyrex and press firmly for an even layer. Bake in the oven for around 15 – 20 minutes until it is golden around the edges. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Cut into slices and serve!

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