Eating healthily doesn't mean having to say goodbye to all sweet treats.

If you do need a snack before your next meal then try these delicious flapjacks for a little indulgence without spiking your blood sugar.

They're packed with healthy protein and fat from the nuts.  And the oats will give you some slow-release carbs to keep you feeling fuller for longer.

Ingredients

Makes 12

60g hazelnuts

60g almonds

150g rolled oats

50g dried unsweetened cranberries/ mulberries/ raisins

2 tsp baking powder

2cm fresh ginger

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp cinnamon

75g coconut oil

5 dates

3 tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 160ᵒC.
  2. Line a 20 x 20cm baking tin with parchment.
  3. Chop/ bash the hazelnuts and almonds.  Place in a large bowl with the oats, dried fruit, baking powder, ground ginger and cinnamon.
  4. Peel and grate the fresh ginger and add to the bowl.  Mix together until well combined.
  5. Stone and roughly chop the dates and add to the bowl.
  6. Gently heat the coconut oil and stir in the maple syrup.  Mix well before adding to the bowl.  Mix everything together until combined.
  7. Pour the mixture into the lined baking tin, pressing it into the edges.
  8. Bake for approximately 25-30 mins until golden brown around the edges.
  9. Cut into portions while still warm & enjoy!

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