Blackberry Flapjacks

It’s blackberry picking season and the hedgerows are literally bursting with these Vitamin C, antioxidant filled power berries. I used blackberries from my local fruit farm for these Blackberry Flapjacks so although it means I did have to pay for them, it was so worth it as they are blinkin’ MASSIVE!

I’ve added the cacao powder purely because I’m a self-confessed chocoholic, but actually it compliments the sharpness of the blackberries really well and helps give the flapjack a really lovely colour. These are great with or without the jam – I realise it’s a sticky nightmare attempting to wrap them up with the jam in a lunchbox – but personally I’d save it for when the kids are at school and you fancy a little bit of healthy indulgence!

What’s In Blackberry Flapjacks?

  • 400g Porridge Oats
  • 300g Blackberries
  • 250ml Honey
  • 200g Unsalted Butter
  • 2 tbsp Sweetener
  • 1 tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Cacao Powder
  • 1 tbsp Water

How Do I Make Blackberry Flapjacks?

Start by making the blackberry jam so that it has time to cool. Put 200g of blackberries in a saucepan with the chia seeds, water and sweetener (I used Canderel Sugarly). Cook on a low heat for approximately 10 minutes or until the blackberries have softened and the syrup starts to thicken.

Take off of the heat and allow to cool. I actually made this the day before and stored in the fridge overnight, the benefit of this is that the jam has more time to thicken up.

Make the flapjacks in the usual way, so melt the butter in a saucepan then add the honey and stir until combined. Remove from the heat and stir in the cacao powder, oats and remaining blackberries.

Spoon into the squares of a greased individual brownie tin and bake in a moderate oven for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely in the tin before attempting to take them out.

Serve with a good blob of the blackberry jam all over the top and a bit more on the side for extra dipping loveliness.

TOP TIP – The blackberry jam will last for a couple of days in s sealed container in the fridge and I can reliably inform you that it is proper lush dolloped on a bowl of porridge in the morning!!

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