Saturday, September 12, 2009

Apricot & Pecan Flapjack

2/3 cup butter, diced
2/3 cup brown sugar, light
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 cups of rolled oats (I use quick oats)
1/2 cup pecan nuts, chopped
1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped

Variations: Walnuts can be substitute with pecans altho the nutty flavour won't be so intense and you can use any type of dried fruits in place of apricots but I think this combo is really super yummy!

1. Preheat oven 325F. Butter, sugar and maple syrup in pan and heat gently until the butter has melted. Remove from heat and stir in oats, nuts and apricots until well combined.
2. Spread evenly in 7inch square baking pan (lightly greased or lined with parchment paper), score the mixture into 10 bars. Bake for about 25-30 minutes until golden.
3. Remove from the oven and cut through the scored lines. Leave until completely cold before removing from the tin.

A real energy booster at any time of the day! Great for kids and adults alike!

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