Monday, 16 March 2015

The best flapjacks yet

Words cannot describe how good my latest creations are - packed with protein, layered with peanut butter and topped with a totally clean chocolate spread, I urge you to get these in your life! What's more they are 100% vegan with no refined sugars so anyone can enjoy these beauties.

What are you waiting for? Time to get your bake on.

To get started, combine 200g oats with 2 scoops of your chosen Protien powder then add Almond milk until the mixture comes together. The amount of Almond milk you need will depend on what type of Protien power you use, but start with around 50ml then keep going until you're happy with the consistency. Next pop a selection of nuts into the food processor and blitz until they start to break down. I like the nuts to be quite chunky so this takes me about 30 seconds, but if you prefer a finer mix then keep going for longer. I used cashews, almonds and pecans. Add the nuts to the Oat mixture then transfer the lot to a lined tin, pushing it all down to the bottom.

Next comes the peanut butter layer - I use PB2 but you can you use any nut butter you like - spread a layer over the oats then transfer to the freezer and leave to set for about an hour.

Then comes the good bit - the chocolate layer! Put around 10 pitted dates into a saucepan with enough water to cover the dates. Heat until a syrup is formed, you will need to keep topping up with water and stirring - this took me around 20 mins all together. Next add two tablespoons of Cacao power and stir until combined. I also added a splash of Dark Chocolate Almond milk to intensify the flavor then left to thicken for about 10 more mins, stirring occasionally.

I then took this off the heat to cool down and once the oat/peanut butter layer had frozen, poured the chocolate layer over the to, then put the whole thing back in the freezer for another hour or so to set. Remove from the freezer and allow to defrost then chop into bars or squares and try not to eat the whole thing in one go!

These are great pre or post workout or simply when your chocolate/sweet cravings come around - enjoy as they are completely clean but taste entirely naughty.