Woah, woah woah, hold on a cotton pickin’ second what on earth was I thinking putting Marmite…MARMITE…of all things into a flapjack. Ever the one to get experimental, I wanted to try something a bit different, and seeing as Marmite is such a key staple in our house (seriously my daughter cannot handle a day without some form of Marmite in her life!) I figured it made total sense.
These flapjacks are a fab lunchbox alternative, because I dunno about you lot but I’m really fed up with sandwiches, and if you have a Marmite loving kid in your house they’re the perfect healthy, savoury snack. And as it happens Marmite is really good for us, as it contains a whole heap of B vitamins; essential for healthy skin and eyes, and a tonne of magnesium; ticking the healthy nervous system box too.
I’ve lowered the butter content, with the eggs acting as a binding agent instead, and have whacked in some cheese and some walnuts to up the protein and dairy content. Yes you can taste the Marmite, but not as strongly as you might imagine, so even if you absolutely can’t abide the stuff, I challenge you to give it a go in flapjack form…go on…you might like it!
What’s In It?
- 300g Porridge Oats
- 100g Grated Cheddar Cheese
- 50g Unsalted Butter
- 50g Chopped Walnuts
- 2 Eggs
- 2 tbsp Marmite
How Do I Make It?
Start of by melting the butter with the Marmite in a saucepan over the hob. Once melted remove from the heat and stir in the walnuts and oats.
Whisk the eggs and then add to the oat mixture along with half of the cheese, stirring quickly so you don’t end up with cheese omelette!
When everything has combined, pour the mixture into a shallow based baking tray and pat down to compact.
Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese and then bake in a moderate over for 25 minutes.
Remove from oven and cut into small rectangles, then leave to cool in the tray.
Top Tip – These go lovely as an accompaniment to a cheese board, or dunked in your favourite hummus.
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