Apple Crumble Flapjacks



Apple crumble flapjacks – Golden flapjacks with a layer of juicy apple and raisins. Perfect on their own as a snack or smothered in hot homemade custard for a warming dessert.

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Apple crumble flapjacks - Golden flapjacks with a layer of juicy apple and raisins. Perfect on their own as a snack or smothered in hot homemade custard for a warming dessert.


When I first started Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen it was very much my project. Something I worked on when my husband (he’s called Jon by the way) was at work, and the boys were busy doing other things.

However over Christmas, during his holidays, Jon started showing a bit more interest. Then a couple of weeks ago he announced the he wanted to have a go a creating a new recipe – apple crumble flapjacks.

Apple crumble flapjacks - Golden flapjacks with a layer of juicy apple and raisins. Perfect on their own as a snack or smothered in hot homemade custard for a warming dessert.

This flapjack recipe started life as a simple apple flapjack. However, the crunchy oats, cinnamon and layer of apple reminded me so much of an apple crumble (especially when I covered them in homemade custard) that I decided to rename them.

Apple crumble flapjacks - Golden flapjacks with a layer of juicy apple and raisins. Perfect on their own as a snack or smothered in hot homemade custard for a warming dessert.

One major advantage of these flapjacks is that they don’t contain any flour. I don’t have anything against flour, I use it in many of my recipes. The problem is, when Jon sifts flour he seems to think that it needs to be done with a flourish, leaving a thin layer all over the kitchen that I (as his sous chef on this occasion) am then responsible for cleaning up. There’s no sifting here, so the mess stays at a minimum.

Apple crumble flapjacks - Golden flapjacks with a layer of juicy apple and raisins. Perfect on their own as a snack or smothered in hot homemade custard for a warming dessert.

Another of my sous chef jobs is lining the baking tray (if you’ve seen his present wrapping you’d understand why!). Fortunately for this recipe all you need to do is cut a sheet of baking parchment slightly larger than the baking tray, and then when you fill the tin you simply push the mixture into the corners – simple.

Apple crumble flapjacks - Golden flapjacks with a layer of juicy apple and raisins. Perfect on their own as a snack or smothered in hot homemade custard for a warming dessert.

As I said before, when my husband is cooking, I’m his sous chef. However, when I’m writing, he’s my sub-editor. I’m wondering whether to hit publish before he comes home from work and tells me I can’t say these things about him (because he’s actually pretty brilliant) 🙂

What do you think?

So here it is… My husband’s fabulous apple crumble flapjack recipe!

Equipment

To make this apple crumble flapjack recipe you will need…

  • Weighing scales
  • Two saucepans (one large one, one small)
  • Spoon (to stir the mixture)
  • Fork or potato masher (to mash the apple and raisins)
  • Baking tray, approximately 26x20cm
  • Greaseproof paper
  • Wire cooling rack

Apple Crumble Flapjacks Recipe

Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

MAKES 12 LARGE FLAPJACKS

Apple Crumble Flapjacks Recipe

Ingredients

  • 4 medium apples (about 400g)
  • 150g raisins
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 100g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 500g oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Method

  1. Pre-heat the over to 190ºC/170ºC fan.
  2. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  3. Peel and chop the apples (4 medium)
  4. Put the apple and raisins (150g) in a small pan and cook on a low heat until the fruit is soft (around 5 minutes), stirring occasionally to prevent it burning.
  5. Meanwhile put the butter (250g), golden syrup (4 tbsp) and light brown muscovado sugar (100g) into a large pan and cook on a low heat until the butter has melted, stirring occasionally.
  6. Once the butter has melted, remove from the heat and add the oats (500g) and cinnamon (1 tsp) and stir until fully combined.
  7. Once the apple and raisins are soft, mash them until they are mushy.
  8. Place half of the oat mixture into the pre-lined tray and push down firmly to form an even layer - you must push down firmly to ensure that the flapjack doesn't fall apart when you remove it from the tin later.
  9. Add the apple and raisins to the tin and spread to form an even layer.
  10. Add the remaining oat mixture and press firmly into an even layer.
  11. Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes until they are golden in colour and slightly darker around the edges.
  12. When the flapjacks are cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes.
  13. After 10 minutes, transfer to a wire rack to cool thoroughly.
  14. Serve.
http://charlotteslivelykitchen.com/apple-crumble-flapjack/

Apple crumble flapjack nutritional information per serving

Apple crumble flapjack recipe nutritional information. Including calories, fat, saturated fat, carbohydrates, sugar, fibre, protein, and salt

This is the estimated nutritional information per portion. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you want to learn more about how this is calculated.


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Apple crumble flapjacks - Golden flapjacks with a layer of juicy apple and raisins. Perfect on their own as a snack or smothered in hot homemade custard for a warming dessert.

 

12 Comments:

  1. I will certainly try the apple flapjacks,I so look forward with great interest at your new receipt. I am sure your husband is a great help.

    Angela.

  2. These look amazing. I love flapjack as a snack when I want something sweet, adding in the apple layer- genius! #cookblogshare

    • Thanks Hayley. I’m sure my husband will be smiling smugly when he sees your comment calling his idea genius 🙂

  3. This looks DELISH!! Amazing photos – thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare

  4. That custard shot – mmmmmmm! These look like they would be delicious fresh out over the oven while the apple is still warm.

  5. OK you won me over with apples and flapjacks but to add custard to them is making my mouth water! I love it when I make something that helps out at snack time or can be a dessert. Great looking recipe. Thanks for linking up to #LoveSeasonalFood

    • Thanks Clare. They do work well for both.

      I was so glad you picked something I had a recipe for this month. Fingers crossed I’ll be linking up next month too x

  6. These look fabulous and you have given me inspiration to try a recipe that contains no gluten, dairy or refined sugar. I can have a bit of rice syrup so I am going to have a go at making something like this but with those restrictions! Wish me luck x

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