23 February 2015

Pineapple, Banana and Chocolate Flapjacks

 


On Sunday we planned a trip to our local country park with my friend Louise and her dog Murphy, a golden lab. We're determined to socialise our puppy as much as possible and Cooper was super excited to see Murphy again.

Did I not tell you we have a puppy? He's an English Springer Spaniel. He's just over three months and mad as a hatter.

I made some flapjacks in the morning before we set off. The perfect snack for a walk, they're easy to carry and give you a much needed burst of energy, plus they are quick to make, which is always a good thing.



I made this batch vegan, so Graham could have some, even though he was staying home to do some work. I used dairy free margarine and maple syrup instead of butter and honey. I also decided to add some dried pineapple into the mix as I had a few bags of Urban Fruit leftover from another recipe. I chopped them up with scissors, which was far easier than chopping them with a knife.

The walk started off great and both dogs were really well behaved. We had such fun and the flapjacks were happily scoffed. Unfortunately the weather deteriorated into a cold drizzly sleet, so we all went home wet, muddy and freezing.

Here's a wee video of my two wee boys getting wet and muddy.





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Pineapple, Banana and Chocolate Flapjacks
A chewy moist flapjack made with oats, dark chocolate, dried pineapple, maple syrup and banana. Suitable for vegans
Ingredients
  • 100g/¼ cup dairy free margarine
  • 5 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 315g/3½ cups porridge oats
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 100g dried pineapple, chopped
  • 100g dark chocolate, broken into small chunks
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 160c/140c fan/gas mark 3 and line a brownie pan or baking tray with greaseproof paper. I like to use foil backed parchment as it moulds to the pan nicely and is less fiddly.2. In a small pan melt together the margarine. Let it cool a little then stir in the mashed banana and maple syrup3. Measure the oats into a large bowl, mix in the pineapple and chocolate.4. Pour the wet ingredients into the oats and stir until well combined. If the mixture seems a little wet, you may add more oats.5. Pour the mixture into your prepared pan and press down with the back of a spoon until even.6. Bake for 10-25 minutes until golden, but slightly springy to the touch. Leave to cool in the pan. 7. Cut into 16 squares and enjoy!
Details
Total time:
Yield: 16 flapjacks




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20 comments:

  1. It's puppy season! My sister just got a French bulldog and while it's allegedly her dog, he is also mad, and she cannot keep after him alone, so the lot of us are trying to run him around a bit to rid him of his wild energy. So, so cute! So happy for Cooper to get a wee friend!

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    1. Oh boy. He does sound crazy. Huxley is calming down a bit not he is getting out for walks, but he's still always super excited and full of energy.

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  2. that sounds yummy. You have a really cute puppy.

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  3. delicious combination looks wonderful

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    1. Thanks, they were great. I'm definitely making this combo again.

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  4. This looks like a quick and easy little treat to whip up for dog walks, lunch boxes and having at home with a cuppa. Lovely. Cute video too. :-)

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    1. Thanks and yes they are perfect for snack. Nice and chewy.

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  5. Ooo I love the idea of pineapple in a flapjack delicious, your two boys look like there having so much fun playing in the mud.

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    1. They did, they had a great day and got super muddy. Cooper even had mud inside of his willies. Lots! And yes do try the pineapple in flapjacks it was rather wonderful.

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  6. Snap! I've got flapjacks in the oven as I thought they'd be good for our breakfasts on the go. Your puppy is so cute as is the video. Love the idea of pineapple, banana and chocolate - yum!

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    1. Great minds and all that Ros. I hope yours are fab too. We loved these flapjacks.

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  7. Your pup looks so gorgeous - we had a springer spaniel lab cross and she had such a lovely nature. Hope your flapjacks didn't get soggy - they sound lovely and just what was needed on a wet walk

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  8. Awww she sounds lovely. No the flapjacks were fine. They were in a tupperware tub and were eaten so quickly there was no time or them to get wet :)

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  9. Aw the flapjacks!! Lovely combination, I will definitely be trying them. A puppy!!! Ah our black lab is 21 months old and is the best thing we ever did for our family xx

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  10. Pineapple, banana, chocolate...oh boy, that's equivalent for awesomeness. Doggy's face says it all - at the moment I look exactly like that staring at the flipjacks!

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  11. Aww you have the cutest puppy and These flapjacks sound dreamy! I have been wanting to try making flapjacks for sometime now, Thanks for this lovely recipe! :)

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    1. Hi Amy, he is cute, but mad as anything. The flapjacks were a great, you should try them, you couldn't get a simpler recipe.

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