Spiced Flapjacks

The mixed spice and mixed dried fruit give these sticky flapjacks a festive flavour. I use agave syrup in preference to golden syrup as it has a naturally low GL, which makes for fewer blood sugar upsets. I also add almonds, not only for flavour, but to contribute protein and minerals like calcium and magnesium as well.


Makes 10

75g (3oz) slightly salted butter

1 tbsp agave syrup (or golden syrup)

75g (3oz) mixed dried fruit

100g (4oz) whole rolled oats

50g (2oz) ground almonds

4 tsp mixed spice


1 Preheat the oven to 170°C/325°F/gas mark 3. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

2 Melt the butter and syrup together gently, taking care not to let them boil. Stir in the mixed dried fruit, oats, almonds and mixed spice.

3 Shape the mixture into ten walnut-sized balls and place on the baking tray. Bake for around 20 minutes or until just turning golden on top.

4 Leave to harden and cool on a wire rack

Cook’s Notes

Wheat-free • V • Can be made in advance • Suitable for freezing

From Delicious, Health Sugar Free by Patrick Holford and Fiona McDonald Joyce. With special thanks to Fiona McDonald Joyce for use of these recipes for Holford Health Club members.

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