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Method Prep:10min › Cook:1hr › Ready in:1hr10min
Slice and core the apple, but leave the skin on for a good source of pectin. Place the apples in a pan with the juice and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally, for 25 to 30 minutes until the liquid is absorbed. Puree in a food processor or with a hand-held mixer.
Meanwhile heat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line the base of a 22cm cake tin with baking parchment. Or you could cheat like me and use an unlined, ungreased, Pyrex or ceramic square casserole dish. They don't stick and burn to this.
Stir the grated ginger, cinnamon, oats, sunflower seeds and raisins into the apple puree and mix well, then tip it into the tin and spread out evenly.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until firm and golden brown. Cool slightly, cut into wedges then leave the flapjacks to cool completely in the tin.
Other healthy alternatives include swapping the raisins for dried cranberries. Or when making the puree swap the apples for prunes.
I liked it a lot I do a lot of training and needed a decent low GI energy food. I've made flapjacks before but they always have oil or butter in. These don't :-) They are soft and chewy but for me that is absolutely ideal because I can eat um while riding my bike :-) Thanks for posting - 08 Apr 2015
Just went Vegetarian (almost vegan) . Made 4 lots of these so far. Second lot I made about a cm deep which made them less mushy. I cheated with the apples used normal apple , chopped,then blended then boil and simmer for a few minutes. Threw in chopped walnuts in one and crated coconut (left over from coconut milk) in the other.
Delicious recipe with no sugar or honey needed. - 10 Feb 2015