Is flapjack a healthy snack?

Flapjacks look deceptively healthy but they’re not really a healthy snack option. Yes oats are good for you but your average flapjack is made with bucketloads of butter, sugar and golden syrup. Tastes fantastic but not necessarily a healthy snack – especially for children.

How do I stop my flapjacks falling apart?

After five minutes cooling, press the flapjacks with something heavy and flat (this compresses them and stops them falling apart). Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. They will keep for a week to 10 days in an airtight container and freeze really well.

What can I use instead of golden syrup for flapjacks?

Golden Syrup Alternatives

  • Honey: You might have heard about the use of golden syrup as a substitute for corn syrup and honey.
  • Corn Syrup: When compared to honey, corn syrup is more preferred as a alternative for golden syrup.

Why do my homemade flapjacks fall apart?

Slicing them into bars while still warm can often cause them to fall apart. Instead, if you partially score them and then pop them in the fridge, this will speed up the cooling process and result in solid granola bars. Packing the mixture down firmly in the baking tin before baking also helps.

How bad for you is flapjack?

Flapjacks contain high levels of sugar, syrup and butter, meaning it shouldn’t be mistaken as a food that has many health benefits but rather as a delicious treat to have in moderation.

Which is the best cereal for weight loss?

The Best Breakfast Cereals for Weight Loss

  • General Mills Cheerios.
  • Kellogg’s All-Bran.
  • General Mills Fiber One Original.
  • Kashi 7 Whole Grain Nuggets.
  • Kellogg’s Bite Size Unfrosted Mini-Wheats.
  • Kashi GoLean.
  • Post Shredded Wheat ‘n Bran.
  • Nature’s Path Organic SmartBran.

Why did my flapjack so crumbly?

The larger “jumbo” (old fashioned) oats tend to give a crumblier flapjack as they don’t seem to bind so well. If the mixture continues to be crumbly then you may like to increase slightly the amount of golden syrup in the mixture. Melt butter, sugar and syrup together then stir in oats.

Why is my flapjack so crumbly?

Using the wrong gluten substitute, or not altering your preparation method when using a gluten-free recipe, can result in a dry and crumbly flapjack. Use buckwheat, an alternative grain well-suited for pancakes, and prepare them thin. Without gluten, thick pancakes don’t cook properly and will crumble.

What can I use instead of golden syrup in a recipe?

If you want to replace golden syrup in a baking recipe, use light corn syrup. Do note, however, that they don’t have the same flavor and you’ll lose the unique golden syrup flavor, which may impact your recipe.

Is Flapjack healthier than chocolate?

Your flapjack contains more calories and fat than a Mars bar and your can of spring water and fruit juice contains more calories than a can of Coke. You’ve sacrificed that wonderful lift that only chocolate can give, for some rolled oats mixed with margarine and sugar.

Is Flapjack good for cholesterol?

They are not saintly but these devilish-tasty treats are an improvement on traditional versions and contain that important oat beta glucan for cholesterol lowering.