I have been on a mission to find recipes that are easy to make, cheap, satisfying and something the whole family will love! Let’s face we all need a pick me up at some point through the day!! But quite often the things we crave and reach for, aren’t always nutritious and will lead to sugar crashes which make you feel even worse. I recently purchased and highly recommend ‘The Medicinal Chef’ cook book by Dale Pinnock. I’m obsessed with food and how certain foods can be healing for our bodies – which is one of the main reasons I’ve been blogging. We just need to know what foods to eat and what not to (which isn’t really that hard!). Dale Pinnock talks about food as medicine and the recipes are aimed at certain conditions. This recipe is great for Diabetes (Type 2), High Cholesterol, Constipation, Haemorrhoids, IBS. (Who’d of thought you’d find the word haemorrhoids and flapjacks on the same page!!!)

These flapjacks are tasty enough for the kids to be satisfied, and if they are happy then something must right!! My boys (including my BIG boy) are my biggest critics. I hope you all enjoy them to.


– 2 tablespoons coconut oil plus extra for greasing

– 2 apples

– 2 tablespoons honey

– 180g porridge oats

– 2 teaspoons cinnamon

– 1 tablespoon dried cranberries (you could use raisins or something you prefer)

– 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds

Preheat the oven to 180oC and grease a 20cm square tin with coconut oil. Quarter the apples removing the seeds and place them in a food processor unpeeled. Blitz them until they become a coarse puree. You may need to add a splash or two of water.

Melt the coconut oil and honey together in a pan over a medium-high heat. Once they have combined add in the apple puree and stir well.

Add the remaining ingredients and stir thoroughly to form a sticky mixture.

Transfer the mixture to the prepared tin, pressing down well. Bake for around 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.


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