Friday, 16 May 2014

Beetroot Flapjacks

Beetroot Flapjacks perfect for a summer day !

I really am all about pushing my food boundaries forward , in fact should there even be boundaries  ?

I 'll be honest beetroot to me was a food I associated with obligatorily been rolled onto the summer salad plate  or the token salad item at Christmas.

  • 113g (4oz) butter
  • 113g (4oz) golden syrup
  • 225g (8oz) porridge oats
  • 56g (2oz) self-raising flour
  • 1 small to medium beetroot , coarsely grated
You could add some coco powder to the mixture and in doing so you'll have to adjust the quantity of golden syrup accordingly.

Beetroot Flapjack super easy and tasty!

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a small shallow baking tray with either baking parchment or as I commonly use lake lands cake release as the flapjacks will just slide out.
  2. Over a medium heat melt the butter and golden syrup together in a pan , mix well.
  3. In a large bowl mix together oats, flour, cinnamon and coarsely grated beetroot . You  have to peel the beetroot if you don't have gloves just put some food bags on your hands while peeling the beetroot !.
  4.  After pour the syrup mixture gently into the dry indregients and mix well Pour the syrup mixture into the dry ingredients and mix well. Spread the mixture over the baking dry making it level with the back of a spoon.
  5. Bake for exactly 20 minutes, until firm and golden brown. Let the flapjacks cool for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting into pieces, then leave them  to cool again. After this spread melted milk chocolate over them and leave to cool.

You'll have to be quick the Beetroot Flapjacks are going fast !

Perfect for a summers day just relaxing and drinking tea with.

Summer Flowers basking in the sun.

The flapjacks are a little crumbly but do hold together the sweetness combined with the golden syrup does come through.


  1. These sound great, I've seen a lot of recipes using beetroot but I'm yet to try them!! x

  2. Lovely colour, and an unusual twist on Beetroot, bet they taste fab though!

  3. Oooh these look really gorgeous so pretty! I love beetroot but everyone else in the house hates it, but could this be a way of fooling them...raspberry flapjacks did you say?! ;-)

  4. I LOVE beetroot, it's one of my favourite things and to be is just full of summer taste. What a great idea to have them in a flapjack - yum!

  5. These look lovely! We grow beetroot so I'm always on the look out for new ideas x

  6. I actually LOVE beetroot and reckon these taste fabulous!! xx

  7. i absolutely love flapjacks and love beetroot this is a fantastic mix for me, would love to try them x

  8. i think its not for everyones taste, i like beetroot dont take me wrong but this flavour is a bit out of my comfort zone)

  9. this is different, but I am tempted to try it out

  10. Healthy and delicious.Never thought to add beetroot to flapjacks.

  11. Oooh not sure about this but actually it sounds yummy and I'm really tempted to try it. I never would have thought of it but now that you've suggested it... It would be rude not to try it lol

  12. Beetroot in flapjacks? way of getting veggies into kids

  13. Oh my they look really yummy! I'd never of thought of using beetroot in this way!

  14. These look lovely and after trying a cake that had beetroot in it and loving it, I'm willing to try these!


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