When I posted this recipe on my Danish blog, many of my readers told me that flapjacks are a pancake in the US! And that flapjacks in the UK was a cereal bar or similar! I had no idea! The recipe I’m making here is the cereal bar – only without any cereal. But sort of an energy bar. I’m glad, we got that covered! 😉
While I was working on my new book, I was testing recipes every day. Testing recipes means I have less time for pleasure cooking, if that’s even a word! But testing recipes is a job while cooking for me can be something I enjoy doing with my time off. It’s difficult to explain the difference. One is work, the other is pleasure. Even though most of the work is exactly the same. Well.
For a long time, I’ve wanted to make new recipes in my dehydrator but dehydrator recipes are not part og the new book. I mean, how many normal people have a dehydrator? Not many, is my guess!
So the other day, I made healthified flapjacks for the kids to bring to school. Since they were for their school lunch boxes, it was important to me that they weren’t a sweet treat but a healthy snack. So they’re not very sweet. They are actually more like a paleo bread with a slight taste of banana! They are nice though. Try serving them with almond butter or peanutbutter. A real nice little filling snack. Add extra sweetener if you prefer.
I don’t have a dehydrator. What do I do?
You can try making these in your normal oven. Some people say you can leave the oven door a little bit open to get the dehydrator effect. My guess is you can also try to change the recipe a little bit, maybe add an egg or some extra water for the chia seeds to gel and then bake them as you would a normal energy bar.
I haven’t tried any of these suggestions. These are just my proposals for you to work with!
MAKES 12-15 FLAPJACKS
- 200g hazel nuts
- 100 ml chia seeds
- 100 ml sunflower seeds
- 100 ml dessicated coconut
- 1 banana
- 2 large tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1 small handful of goji berries
- 1 tsp of vanilla powder
- 1 pinch of salt
2. Mix goji berries into the greasy dough.
3. Place the dough in a baking dish covered with baking paper and even out the dough with your hands.
4. Bake the flapjacks in the dehydrator for 12 hours at 57°C/120°F.
5. Take out, cut into little squares and store in the fridge.