…because what you put on your plate matters
I often use cups when I cook with my kids as it means they can do the measuring for themselves. Cheap different coloured, plastic cups are available at most supermarkets.
Add 1 cup chopped dates to 2 cups of freshly boiled water and leave to stand for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile mix the dry ingredients in a bowl – 2 cups oats, 1/2 cup oat bran and 2 cups of mixed dried fruit and nuts/seeds (my personal favourite is chopped prunes and apricots with coarsely ground almonds). Simply add the water and date mix and stir. You can add a teaspoon of honey, stevia or a small mashed banana if you want to make your flapjacks sweeter.
Press into a lined baking tray and bake at Gas Mark 4, 180°C, 350°F, until the flapjack starts to turn golden brown (approx 20 minutes.) Enjoy experimenting!