Whether it’s the appeal of freshly baked bread at an Artisan Market or a nation enthralled by The Great British Bake Off there is no denying that baking is back. We understand that all of you out there won’t be tackling a show stopping three-tier wedding cake, so we thought we’d start you off with a staple for any runner, cyclist, mountaineer or family who wants a healthy snack for lunch: flapjacks. Unlike traditional flapjacks, this recipe doesn’t use butter and gallons of Golden Syrup. Follow our simple steps to baking perfection.

Serving: Makes 12


100g unsalted mixed nuts

50g mixed seeds

100g mixed dried fruit

1 heaped tablespoon of ground ginger

½ teaspoon of turmeric

1 orange

2 ripe bananas

1 tablespoon of runny honey

175g of porridge oats

10g oat-bran


Pre-heat over to Gas Mark 5 or 190c

Pulse nuts, seeds, dried fruit and spices in a food processor then add finely grated orange zest and pour into a bowl

Peel the orange and bananas and blitz in a food processor and add to bowl along with your honey

Top up with 500ml of water

Pour into a pan and heat through on a medium heat, making sure your stir the mixture throughout

Stir for 5 minutes until the mixture as reduced and become sticky then add the rest of the dry ingredients

Line your backing tin with grease-proof paper

Transfer to a non-stick baking tin spread the mixture evenly

Bake for 45-50 minutes

Leave to cool for 10 minutes before slicing

Healthy Flapjacks

Now sit back and enjoy!