Being stuck in the house during this winter lockdown can drive you and the kids mad, so keeping them busy is always important for both of you! It’s no different in our household- if I don’t keep my daughter busy then both of us get a bit grumpy. We’ve been enjoying local walks, movie days, planting seeds in the garden and things like that but when the weather is bad, and let’s face it, in Wales during this lockdown, it often is, then baking is a great fall back.
Here’s another recipe that we like to make- it’s the totally unhealthy but delicious oaty flapjacks! This recipe was a bit of an accident. When shopping, I was trying to be a bit more economical and bought a bag full of rolled oats rather than our smooth breakfast porridge, so we had to make use of them! Luckily this simple recipe didn’t call for much else in the way of ingredients.
- 250g jumbo porridge (or rolled) oats
- 125g butter
- 125g light brown sugar
- 3 tblsp golden syrup
(although we doubled up on all ingredients as we made a large batch for the Uber Kids team because we’re nice like that)
It’s a very simple recipe and instructions are easy to follow:
Pre-heat your oven to 200°c (180°c for fan assisted ovens), weigh out your ingredients, then add them to a food processor. We cubed our butter so it was easier to mix (and of course, because we were making 2 batches, we did both separately).
Pulse the food processor to mix all the ingredients together but don’t over-do the mixing as the oats will lose all their texture. When the mixture starts to clump together, it’s done. Empty out into a greased baking tin and press it down into all the corners as well as smoothing out evenly, then score the top into even squares.
Lastly, bake the flapjacks in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes until they turn golden brown. When ready, leave them in the tin to cool slightly before turning out and then divide into squares following the scored lines.
When cooled, the flapjacks make a delicious treat, just ask the Uber Team! It’s also a great way to spend time with your little one, so why not give them a go?
Help your little chef develop their baking skills with our Melissa and Doug Baking Play Set!
Let us know over on our Instagram if you gave this recipe a go and we hope it cheered you up a little during this miserable lockdown…