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Date & Walnut Flapjacks Recipe

Makes approx. 12 squares

Medjool dates are excellent for this recipe especially if they are sticky and moist. I lived in Jerusalem for a few months and the dates were incredible. So when I make this recipe it reminds me of my time there. I’ve chosen walnuts and sunflower seeds because they are my favourites but really anything dried is perfect – cranberries, coconut, pumpkin seeds, hazelnuts. You just need the dried weight to all add up to roughly 225g.

Ingredients

125 ml Black & Gold Rapeseed oil 
2 tbsp honey
3 tbsp syrup
200g oats
110g dates, stoned (or 6 or 7 roughly chopped)
110g walnuts, chopped
25g sunflower seeds

Directions

Put all the liquids in a pan and heat gently for a minute til all combined.

Add all the dry ingredients and stir a few times till well coated with the liquid (off the heat)

Oven: 180 degrees, 160 fan

Middle shelf

Line a 9” square tin

Press the mixture in firmly.

Timing depends on your oven.I check after 15 mins and if it's browning at the edges then take out.The aroma when you open the oven door is heavenly. Cut into squares when hot in the tin, then transfer to a plate once cooled. You can store in a container but I find they don’t last very long!