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Savoury Flapjacks (another Gluten Free One!)

So most of my readers know my Mother In Law is called Stan, that is only to me! I was going through a pile of magazines that she has and found a booklet from Age UK with this recipe in it.

Stan thought it would be nice if I cooked it for her, well she needn’t think that just cause she says I will do. So the tables are turned and she is going to cook it for me. News to her is that she is going to be filmed doing it, so its her hands not mine in the video!  Please do watch the video to the end as we had a real laugh doing this and it shows!

Stan gets a call once a week from a lovely lady called Kate (a subscriber to my blog), Kate volunteers for Age UK’s ‘Call In Time’ service.  This is where usurers of this service are called once a week for a chat about whatever the older person wants to talk about. Kate is so very good, she is an award winning volunteer and is a real friend to Stan. Being a user of this service she regularly gets interesting things in the mail and this recipe is one of them.

Naturally I’ve given the recipe a bit of a tweak; I’ve added a fresh chilli. The recipe calls for only 55g of grated Cheddar, so I have added a half teaspoon of Mustard to the mix as this makes the taste of the cheese stronger.

To Make These Savoury Flapjacks You Will Need

  • Savoury Flapjacks ingredients1 Chopped Medium Onion
  • 1 Small Chilli
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Thyme
  • 1Tsp Dijon Mustard
  • Can Of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 170g Porridge Oats
  • 55g Grated Mature Cheddar Cheese

Step 1

Put the oven on at 180C/360F/Gas 4.

Line a Swiss roll tin with baking parchment.

Step 2

Savoury Flapjacks mixtureIn a large pan fry the Onion in a little oil for about 5 mins.

Add the Thyme, Dijon Mustard and tin of Tomatoes, mix well, stir and cook for 5 more mins.

Add The Oats, return the pan to the heat and over a medium heat stir and cook for a further 5 mins.

Stir in the Cheese.

Step 3

Savoury Flapjacks press in mixPress the mixture out into the lined baking tray, we are aiming for a 1cm or half inch depth here. Press the mix down with the back of a spoon or if cool enough the back of your hands.  You do not need to fill the whole try, the mixture does not move along the tray like a cake batter would.

Step 4

Bake for 20-25 mins, check at 20 mins we don’t want the flapjacks to burn.

Leave the baked flapjacks to cool slightly before cutting them up into squares. Leave them to co completely cold before transferring them to a storage tin as they will firm up.

Stan was not too happy to be filmed, but once we got going she was a great student and I had a lovely time working through this recipe.

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  • Tottie from Tooting 15th April 2017 at 9:11 am

    Well done, Stan!!

    • Mark 16th April 2017 at 9:35 am

      We had such fun recording this!

  • Rev Mother 19th April 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Well !

    I’m not sure about the recipe, but in Florel a Star is born.

    Well done girl !

    Rev. mum xxx

  • Mark 25th April 2017 at 9:47 am

    Yep… a star is born, people on Facebook are loving Stan’s laugh at the end of the video!


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