moroccan flapjacks Recipe

moroccan flapjacks

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Ingredients

  • zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 80 g soft brown sugar
  • 80 g jumbo oats
  • 170 g porridge oats
  • 100 g plain wholemeal flour
  • 150 g unsalted butter
  • 50 g pine nuts
  • 50 g seeds of your choice (I used a mixture of pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds)
  • 80 g fresh pomegranate seeds
  • 80 g raisins and currants

How to make moroccan flapjacks


I have to own up, I didn't dream up the Moroccan-themed ingredients. I first had a similar flapjack at Leon, and have wanted to replicate it at home ever since. The base recipes I used are from Sue Lawrence's Book of Baking and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's & Fizz Carr's The River Cottage Family Cookbook.

  1. Grease and line a 20 cm by 30 cm tin. Preheat oven to 180 deg celcius.
  2. Add raisins and orange juice to a saucepan. Heat very gently to a simmer, then remove from heat. Pour into a large bowl and let raisins plump up in the orange juice. Add pomegranate seeds too.
  3. Combine honey, sugar, butter and orange zest in a pan and heat very gently to melt the butter and sugar. Stir to mix well and then leave to cool. Add to the bowl with the raisins and pomegranate.
  4. Add the rest of the dry ingredients into the same bowl, then stir well to mix.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin, then press down firmly with a large spoon.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  7. Cut into slices while still warm from the oven, but leave the flapjacks to cook in the tin before removing them. Do not attempt it while still warm, they'll most definitely fall into pieces!
  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    OMG this would be an AWESOME way to use up some pomegranates I've had lying around since February (thank god those things keep for ages). But sadly...I don't have an oven... :( It's on my wishlist. Damn these small Japanese kitchens...

  • serenac
    serenac says

    how original! i love moroccan flavours. i will have to try this, homemade flapjacks beats anything you can buy :)

  • lovedenise
    lovedenise says

    WOOHOO! This is sooo goooood ! (:

  • rockchick
    rockchick says

    These look amazing. I'm sure they'll taste the same. I'm curious as to why they're called "flapjacks." They look more like granola bars or something.

  • tommy
    tommy says

    You know what, I've been mulling over the same thing recently. Muesli/granola bars, flapjacks, I'm not sure what the differences are. Maybe one is quite twee English, the other is more of the get-up-and-go power generation. Traditionally flapjacks are just oats, butter and golden syrup but they come in all sorts of fancy reincarnations nowadays...

  • HungryJenny
    HungryJenny says

    How much/many does this recipe make?

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