These delicious, chewy, no bake cranberry flapjacks are just packed full with all the goodness of porridge oats, pecan nuts, almond butter and cranberries. Great as little treats, and, easy to make too, because, absolutely no baking is required!
These no bake cranberry flapjacks make great little portable snacks too. Often when I’m hillwalking I’ll have a few of these in my pocket, easy to reach, to give me a much needed quick energy boost if I’m flagging.
Only Lynne got to try these no bake cranberry flapjacks initially. Each batch I made, as I was testing and writing the recipe, was eagerly awaited. It was only last weekend that somebody else, Lynne’s friend Jen, was allowed to have one! Suffice to say, with that kind of reaction, I think they are pretty good! 😀
- 200g rolled porridge oats
- 75g rice crispies (store own brand is fine)
- 25g finely chopped pecan nuts
- 50g dried cranberries
- 5 tbsp. golden syrup
- 75g light soft brown sugar
- 2 tbsp. almond nut butter*
- Grease a square 8” x 8” baking tin and line the bottom with greaseproof paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together the porridge oats, rice crispies, chopped pecan nuts and dried cranberries.
- In a small saucepan add the golden syrup and brown sugar. Turn the heat on very low under the saucepan and gently stir the mixture together until it simmers.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the almond nut butter.
- Pour the mixture from the saucepan into the large mixing bowl with the oats mixture and stir everything together well, until a sticky mixture is formed.
- Remove the sticky mixture to the baking tin and press the mixture into the tin using the back of a spoon.
- Set aside for 10 minutes and then cut the oat mixture, still in the baking tin, into 9 equal squares.
- Pop into the fridge for about an hour, then remove completely from the baking tin and keep the cranberry flapjacks in an airtight container in the fridge or a cool place until required.
If you liked this no bake cranberry flapjack recipe, then why not try my other no bake chocolate fridge cake recipe and subscribe to, or follow Neils Health Meals for more such delicious recipes to come!
It’s at this point that I always like to summarise what Lynne and I have been up to the previous weekend. Well, I failed at managing to move a wireless router from upstairs to downstairs on Saturday at Lynne’s parents.
It was one of those comical situations where you’ve unplugged everything and moved it before realising that the connections upstairs are completely different, compared to those downstairs and weren’t actually in any way compatible. So I then spent a large part of the day putting everything back! 🙄
I was making a batch of my Lamb Rogan Josh curry on Sunday as we’ve got friends from Dundee, Liam and Catherine, coming over this Saturday for a “curry fest”. I love cooking for other people and especially value their taste opinions and so I’ve got 4 curries, from my blog, pre-made for them to try.
Naturally we’ll have to wash those curry’s down with some nice Tiger and Cobra beers. It’ll be the weekend after all and that’s the 20% of the 80/20 rule we live by, where we eat more or less what we want.
And talking of curry, I’ve got great new healthy paneer jalfrezi coming for you this Thursday! 🙂