Cranberry and Raisin Flapjacks.

Cranberry and Raisin Flapjacks

With limited time this weekend I decided to venture back to my childhood and bake some simple, yet delicious, flapjacks. Surprisingly I've never actually baked these myself before, but I do have fond memories of my grandmother regularly churning out batches for us grandchildren. I don't recall hers ever containing any fruit, but in an effort to include some sort of health factor in my weekly treat, I decided to adapt Jamie Oliver's Recipe using raisins and cranberries. I also swapped his golden syrup for honey (just personal taste preference) and thus used the following ingredients:

- 350g Oats
- 100g Dried Cranberries
- 80g Raisins
- 4 tbsp Honey
- 200g Brown Sugar
- 250g Unsalted Butter

I followed Jamie's method closely, deviating only with the cooking time. My oven tends to be quite hot, so I baked them for just 35 minutes through fear of them becoming too crisp (I tend to like them chewy anyway!).

I'm very happy with how they turned out - the raisins and cranberries turned into gummy sweets of sorts after baking and they have a very comforting homely taste. If you're looking for a high delicious/effort ratio then these flapjacks are for you - they're incredibly simple and you're pretty much guaranteed to create great results every time!

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