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Flapjacks

Struggling to find healthy but quick to make snacks that everyone will eat we mixed up these yesterday. They were ready to serve in 20 minutes perfect for any busy Mum.

Can also be used to top yogurts or stewed baking apples. Great as there filling but health and low in sugar to.

Recipe

150g of porridge oats

4 tbsp of oil I used sunflower oil

1tbsp golem syrup

1 tbsp of agave syrup

2teaspoons of hemp powder

5 dried apricots cut into pieces

Can add sunflower or pumpkin seeds to or any dried mixed fruit you have in the cupboard

1. Heat oil and syrup on a low heat

2. Add the oil to all the remaking ingredients and mix till all the oats are covered in oil mixture

3. Place the mixture in to a greased oven tin I grease the tin with sunflower oil.

4.Bake at 180c for 10/15 minutes

5. Remove from oven. Using a knife cut the flapjacks into pieces and leave to cool in the tin.

Have fun baking.

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Food

Beetroot chocolate cake 

I have a really picky eater. He will he lots of what he likes but struggles with textures. 

I often cook and hide hidden fruit and veg in food I know he likes. 

We recently made this cake together and it went down a treat 

250g beetroot 

200g plain flour

200g unsalted butter*, melted

100g dark brown sugar

3 large eggs

3 tbsp  good quality  cocoa powder

2tsp baking powder

1tsp vanilla extract

Icing sugar for dusting

:boil the beetroot until soft then blend with a hand blender and set aside to cool. 

Pre heat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4. Grease and line a 23cm loose bottomed tin. 

Blend the butter and sugar together till they  are in a creamy texture, add the rest of the ingredients including the beetroot and mix till the mixture is well mixed and smooth consitancy 

Pour the mixture into the cake tin

Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. The surface of the cake may have cracked a little. Allow the cake to cool for a few minutes in the tin before removing to a cooling rack.

You can also change this in to beetroot chocolate marble cake by separating the mixtures before adding the beetroot andchocolate  powder to one half of the mixture. 

Here’s a picture of ours. This was his 1st attempt at a cake him self ( with a little help from mum)