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Healthier Flapjacks

These flapjacks are the best yet. Loads of B vitamins … B for brain, B for battery, B for badass.

My nippers dig them too.

Expect these breakfast bars to last for 10 days in the fridge, ready to grab belting out the door in the morning. (Eh, they’ll also make the tail-back traffic much more interesting).

 

 

Megawatt Breakfast Bars

makes 24

140ml melted extra virgin coconut oil

80ml good quality honey (or maple syrup for vegans)

2 handfuls of regular pitted dates (100g)

1 banana, mashed

1-2 teaspoons cinnamon

Freshly grated nutmeg, a pinch

Generous pinch of sea salt flakes

Just over 2 cups (200g) regular rolled oats

Just under 1 cup (100g) of walnuts, roughly broken

1 cup (100g) ground almonds

Handful of sunflower seeds

 

 

(1) Fire up your oven to 170 Celsius. A regular 180 C oven is too hot, and will result in crumblie bars. We use a tin no bigger than a magazine page (around 8×10 is perfect).

(2) Using a saucepan, gently melt the coconut oil with your honey for 2 minutes.

(3) Chop the dates and add them to the party, followed closely with the mashed banana.

(4) Add any spices you fancy using – orange rind and cinnamon? Lemon zest and ground ginger? We’re using nutmeg and sea salt flakes today. The Boss.

(5) Once these ingredients are thoroughly socialised and gorgeously glossy, add your remaining ingredients. Mix well, and scrape into your pre-lined tin.

(6) Press down firmly with your fingers. Admire your brilliance.

(7) Bake for 30 minutes until lightly golden, but not darker in shade. Oats will turn bitter if you leave them to brown. Remove the tray from the oven. Resist cutting until they have cooled down. I like to let them firm up in the fridge for a few hours.

 

healthy breakfast idea

 

Taking the hell out of healthy.

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Me on Jamie Oliver’s Channel

I filmed a quick recipe over on Jamie Oliver’s channel. This drinks owns the summer, like Miley Cyrus owns twerking (only more tasteful I promise).

You can even pour it into dinky lolly moulds to impress the in-laws.

 

Leave me your thoughts and comments on the box below the vid, and let me know which drinks you want to see up on DrinksTube. I’ll get my geek on. I do the research, so you won’t have to!

Until then!

 

SJ

(photo credits Saskia Vermeulen)

 

 

Breakfast, Treats & Snacks, Videos

Pina Kaleada – me on Jamie Oliver’s channel

turmeric pina kaleadakale summer

 

I really dig Jamie Oliver’s online channel, DrinksTube.

You will too. Over the last few days I’ve learned how to make cold brew coffee with kitchen paper, nail a recipe for me own home-made cola, and submit to world champion free-runner Tim Shieff.

Gah! Why haven’t I subscribed sooner than this???

Head on over. I’m on it this week, doing a Pina Kale-ada recipe for hot summer days (ahhhh summer in Dublin. It’s my favourite day of the year).

 

Instagram PinaKale

 

Very stoked, and very nervous. (Unfortunately, I accidentally dressed like a bloody pineapple).

It’s a smashing tipple – I beg you to make it (click here to watch it). And give it a thumbs up if you fancy seeing more healthy recipes on Jamie’s channel.

Nope – you won’t taste the kale. If you could, I would be the first to spray it all over the kitchen counter.

 

Until next time!

x SJ

 

 

 

 

photos Saskia Vermeulen. Thank you Team DrinksTube!