Updated: May 2, 2019
If you asked little 7 year old Isa in the kitchen pouring golden syrup over a pan of melted butter and oats if she would be making healthy flapjacks in 15 years, she would undoubtedly throw the pan of oats in your face. Okay okay maybe I wasn't that aggressive as a child. I probably would have just stared at you in pure confusion (and slight fear of who is this rando asking me questions).
Fast forward 15 years and here I am, at the kitchen table, figuring out how on earth to make a healthy-ish & vegan-ish flapjack that my pure thoroughbred (see what I did there) Irish father would enjoy. Let me tell ya, it wasn't easy.
Quick note about the honey— you all know how I feel about humane animal products, so I'm going to make this short and quick. If you chose to use honey, please make sure it is local and the farm is certified humane or you have personally been there to see if there practices are cruelty-free. Don't make bees your slave. It's sad. If you're unsure about your honey, sub for molasses or a thick agave :)
Healthy-ish Irish Oat Flapjacks (serves 8-10)
4 oz of salted vegan butter
1/3 cup coconut sugar
3 tbsp honey
1 tbsp maple monkfruit syrup (or sub for honey — use ISATALES15 for 15% off monkfruit products by Lakanto)
3 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup raisins
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 7x11 or 9x9 pan with parchment paper.
2. Pop the butter, sugar and honey/syrup into a sauce pan over low heat. Stir frequently until the mixture turns golden or the color of caramel.
3. Pour the melted sauce over the dry oatmeal in a large mixing bowl and mix well so there are no dry pockets.
4. Spoon the oatmeal into the pan lined with parchment paper and pat down firmly with a large spoon or spatula.
5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
6. Once cooled, cut with a lightly graded knife on a cutting board.
I hope you like these bad bois! Definitely a more sugary + sweet recipe than usual for IsaTales, but a girls gotta be nice to her father every once in a while. As usual, let me know if you make these! I love to see your photos :)