Flapjack Hacks: 7 Ingredients to Add for Healthy Treats
Easy quick flapjacks from SweetpeaFlapjacks can be a supreme snack for lunchboxes, the mid-afternoon desk slump, post-workout or, erm, just about anytime really. We like flapjacks a lot.
We make our own Sweetpea sugar-free, gluten-free flapjack mix most weeks, so we sometimes like to go a little off-piste and try some new additions (and use up those open packs of nuts and seeds whilst we’re at it).
Here are a few of our favourite flapjack hacks.
- Sunflower seeds
One good reason to eat them: vitamin E helps promote eye health.
- Pumpkin seeds
One good reason to eat them: manganese plays an important role in collagen which helps give youthful, healthy skin.
- Dried cranberries (check the ingredients list for added sugar)
One good reason to eat them: their antioxidant properties may help prevent bacterial infections.
- Dark choc chips (minimum 70% cocoa)
One good reason to eat them: um, we never need a reason to eat chocolate. Ok, ok, so iron aids the transportation of oxygen in the blood, supports both brain and muscle health and keeps energy levels up.
- Pecan nuts
One good reason to eat them: monounsaturated fats may help lower your risk of heart disease.
- Goji berries
One good reason to eat them: their antioxidant properties and polysaccharides can help boost your immune system.
One good reason to eat them: magnesium helps to keep blood, oxygen and nutrients flowing around your body.
Try using the made-up flapjack mix as a luxurious crumble topping; the crisp coconut and sultanas will raise your crumble game to the next level.