Spooktacular Halloween Pumpkin Spice FlapjackHalloween…
Ghoulish pumpkin-carving, hair-raising sugar-eating.. Halloween is one scary kind of holiday. Every year the internet is besieged with beautiful pictures of amazing costumes and wickedly wonderful food.
We couldn’t wait to start creating delicious recipe ideas to inspire your Halloween baking. Everywhere you look there are pictures of cakes, pies and sweets that look amazing. But with the Christmas-party season right around the corner, and an overload of sugary snacks available in every shop, we decided to do something a little different…
Say hello to our super healthy (shock!) pumpkin spice flapjacks! These are free from gluten (if you like), dairy and refined sugar (if you don’t use the chocolate) but are so delicious that no one would ever believe they were healthy. They are easy enough to make and decorate with the kids and you won’t end up with mini, hyperactive sugar-monsters!
These chewy, spicy, sweet little bars can be served as a snack or enjoyed as breakfast (along with some fruit and a little Pudology Coconut Yoghurt). And while we used that delicious pumpkin spice to add a little Halloween to our flapjacks, they really can be enjoyed all year round.
- 1 tbsp of Flaxseed
- 3 tbsp water
- 75g (gluten-free) ground oats
- 75g (gluten-free) rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- Pinch salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
- 150g pumpkin purée (this can be from a can or home-made)
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 150ml date syrup
- 3 tbsp mixed seeds
- Melted chocolate to decorate
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with parchment.
- Make your “flax-egg”: mix the flax with the water and leave in the fridge for at least ten minutes, until thickened.
- Mix together the oats, ground oats, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and arrowroot.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the flax-egg, pumpkin puree, vanilla, oil, and date syrup.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry and combine.
- Flatten the mixture onto the baking tray until it’s about ½ an inch thick.
- Sprinkle the seeds on top of the mixture and press in.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
- Leave to cool for 20 minutes before slicing and decorating as spookily or fancily as you wish.