When I first started this blog the “plant” in Plant. Eat. Repeat. was to do with planting, growing, raising food. And then I watched Cowspiracy, switched back to being vegetarian and tried to be as vegan as possible. Not the “plant” refers both to those that I grow, as well as the plant-based life I’m trying to have. The latter is easier than I thought.
I haven’t had a burger or an even a cup of tea in a while. And I’m not that bothered to be honest. But one thing that I’d like to be able to do, with this new found direction, is eating the comfort foods I used to eat, but sans animal. That’s why today on the blog there is a recipe for a flapjack.
Flapjacks are traditional biscuity, granola things, which I used to make with my mother when I was a kid. Granted, when I say make I mean I used to eat the mixture and the finished result in equal measures.
80g coconut oil
125g rolled oats
125g brown sugar
35ml (around 3tbsp) of Golden Syrup
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. In a saucepan, over low heat, melt the coconut oil and stir in the brown sugar and Golden Syrup.
- Once the sugar has dissolved and the syrup combined, pour in the rolled oats and combine thoroughly.
- Spoon the mixture into a silicone muffin tin (it makes it super easy to remove the individual flapjacks), and bake in the oven for 20mins or until they are golden brown.
- Remove from the oven, and leave to cool completely in the muffin tin, before turning out and scoffing the lot!