Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Don't Get Yourself In A Flap(jack)

As you know, we are pulling together some recipes for nursery for nice, healthy meals and snacks for lunch boxes. As well as the home grown/made fruit puree and the strawberry yoghurt that I have already shown you how to make, here is another scrummy idea which my Mummy and I like to make. It's a savoury, cheesy flapjack (1) and the recipe came from my very clever Auntie Alison and has been well tested on BFF Euan as well as the kids at nursery. So despite the fact they're super healthy, we can all vouch for their yumminess...

A yellow courgette -
it's like a long banana!
The basic recipe for these flapjacks is a mix of porridge oats, butter, cheese and eggs. As you know, we like to grow our own and try to incorporate some of our home grown goodies wherever we can. So, Mummy & I decided to explore the garden for some suitable ingredients and came up with  a lovely collection of apples, a yellow courgette and a parsnip. These were all just grated and added to the mixture - as simple as that!

Here are the ingredients from the garden.
I just need to taste test these apples...
Savoury Cheesy Flapjacks

  • 100g butter
  • 300g porridge oats
  • 350g grated cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • You can add 200-300g grated carrot, courgette, red onion, sweet potato, swede, parsnip or apple.
1. Melt the butter.
2. Add all the other ingredients
3. Press into a 20x32cm Swiss Roll tin. (2) 
4. Bake at 180 deg C for 20 min until golden brown.

Allow to cool then cut into bite size squares. It's as easy as that!

These are no ordinary flapjacks. These 
are homegrown and homemade flapjacks! 

You can store them in an air tight container for a few days or they freeze really well. Just line a baking tray with some cling film, lay the squares on this then put some cling film on top. Pop into the freezer over night and then they are ready to go into freezer bags. Snacks at the ready for months, yay!

Hugs & kisses,

1. Who is Jack anyway? And why is he in such a flap?!

2. If you don't have a Swiss Roll tray then a couple of cake tins will work just as well.

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