Finding the holidays stressful, don’t worry – I have you covered. In this recipe, I’m sharing my take on the classic flapjacks and making them ever so slightly festive.
Now we are in the final build up to Christmas, these mince pie flapjacks are everything you could ask for – sweet, rich and surprisingly perfect for the festive time of year. They are discreetly festively flavoured, as the mince pie is hidden in the centre – how can you hide a mince pie? Easy. Squash that little sucker down into a thin little patty kind of thing… Perfect for those who want to celebrate the holidays but don’t want to show it yet!
I know that flapjacks are different in the UK than they are in the USA but I have to admit, the version I’m about to share with you is much better. These are made with a base of oats, mixed in a sugar and syrup mixture with mincemeat and raisins added – it’s all flavour. They’re perfectly festive but not obnoxiously so.
Anyway, let’s get started, shall we?
175g Light brown sugar.
175g Golden syrup.
100g mincemeat (shop bought or homemade).
Mince pies (homemade or store bought), flattened.
Before you get started on the recipe, you’ll want to do some prep work. I like to start by weighing up all of my ingredients, lining my 8×8 inch square cake tin with parchment paper and grab any other equipment you may need such as a mixing bowl, spatula and saucepan. You may also want to preheat your oven to 180˚c/350˚f.
To start on the recipe, you’ll want to grab a large mixing bowl. You can go ahead and add in all of your oats and raisins, mixing everything together until they are well combined.
Take a medium saucepan and place in the butter, golden syrup, light brown sugar and almond butter. Place the saucepan on the hob over a low-medium heat and just leave it for around 60 seconds, then you can start to stir it constantly until everything has melted together and become smooth. The mixture should be clear, meaning you can’t see a single trace of a single ingredient.
Now you can go ahead and pour the melted mix over the dry mix, giving it all a very good stir together. You want all of the oats to be coated in the melted mixture, this will only help to make them taste as yummy as possible. Once the wet ingredients have been slightly mixed in, you can add in the mincemeat – mixing until incorporated.
Grab your lined cake tin from earlier on and add in around half of the oaty flapjack mixture. Spread and level out the mixture as best you possibly can – I find this easiest with a small cranked palette knife.
Add on the flattened mince pies – this will add a wonderful mince pie flavour without taking up too much room. Pour over the other half of the oat mixture and spread it out until the mince pies are completely covered.
Place the tray into your preheated oven and bake for 25-35 minutes or until a nice golden brown colour all over with slightly darker edges.
Once out of the oven allow to cool down fully before you attempt anything.
Whenever you’re ready, you can slice them up. How you do this is completely up to you – I went with 9 more square portions but you can cut them up to however suits you.
That’s all for today guys, I hope you enjoyed. If you did, don’t forget to share this recipe with your family and friends and enjoy it. I’ll be back soon with another blog post and YouTube video, so join me then. In the meanwhile, don’t forget to check out my other social’s – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube. The YouTube tutorial will be linked down below.
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