My flapjacks are famous amongst my family and friends Serena's Flapjacks; however as I always mention the wet ingredients binding all the healthy oats and seeds together is extremely fattening, butter, peanut butter, golden syrup, and brown sugar. Yesterday I tried to create a low fat version of these flapjacks using natural Canadian Maple Syrup and coconut oil. Unfortunately there wasn't enough of a binding factor to these two ingredients when mixed with the dry ingredients, leaving the end product too crumbly. A disaster when trying to cut into bars. But never one to waste food I bashed the whole tray up and put my newly baked granola into an air tight jar for future breakfasts.
I had my first helping of this granola this morning with some thick 0% Greek yogurt and my homemade blueberry balsamic compote. I must say it was the best breakfast I had all week, I didn't snack once until lunch time, and I am actually quite delighted that the flapjacks didn't end up working out. Back to the drawing table for those, however this low fat healthy homemade granola is definitely here to stay.
- 300g of oats
- 100g of desiccated coconut
- 100g of sunflower seeds
- 100g of pumpkin seeds
- 20g of chia seeds
- 150g of sultanas
- 50g of plain flour
- 100g of sesame seeds
- 1 cup of maple syrup
- 1 cup of coconut oil
- Preheat the oven to 160 degrees.
- Combine all the ingredients (except for the wet ingredients) in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
- Heat the maple syrup and the oil until combined.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir thoroughly ensuring everything is coated well with the syrup and oil mixture.
- Lay the granola mix on a baking sheet lined with baking paper, in a thin layer (use 2 trays if required)
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, stirring frequently until the granola is nicely toasted.
- Place the toasted granola in an airtight container. This will keep well for 2 weeks.
My serving suggestion is 0% greek yogurt and homemade blueberry balsamic syrup. Delicious!!!
The recipe for the granola I make in my Bed and Breakfast is Sika Lodge's Granola