Skill level: Easy peasy
These oaty flapjacks contain raisins, which are rich in iron and B vitamins that are good for the blood. Put them in your lunchbox or enjoy them with a cup of tea for the ultimate treat.
- 200g raisins
- 225g unsalted butter
- 125g soft brown sugar
- 150g marmalade
- Finely grated zest of one orange
- 2tbsp black treacle
- 400g rolled oats
Add dried apricots, cherries or chocolate chips instead if you're not fond of raisins
- Preheat the oven to 180c/Gas Mark 4
- Cover the raisins with boiling water, leave for 10 mins to soften and swell, then drain
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan, add the brown sugar, marmalade, orange zest and treacle, and bring just to the boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the oats and drained raisins
- Line a 25cm square tin or similar with foil, spoon in the mixture and pack it down evenly, right into the corners
- Bake in the oven for about 25 mins, until lightly coloured at the edges. Do not cook for too long or the flapjacks will turn rock hard when cold; bake them too little and they will crumble
- Remove from the oven and leave until warm before cutting into 16 squares
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 493(kcal)
- Fat 22.1g
- Saturates 12.5g
- Sugars 43.3g
- Salt 0.1g
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.