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Carrot Cake Flapjacks – Autumn in a Bliss Filled Bite

Carrot Cake Flapjacks

Autumn, Flapjacks | 14th November 2016 | By

Carrot cake is one of our nation’s favourite cakes, apparently. Who would have thought something as healthy as carrots would appeal to such an extent? As I was dreaming autumn thoughts the other day, I had a sudden urge to try making carrot cake in flapjack form. It worked beautifully and these carrot cake flapjacks are just the best.

I have a great fondness for flapjacks. They’re quick and easy to make, keep well and are very tasty. They also require little in the way of washing up – win win. I often add fruit to my flapjacks, but I’d never tried adding carrots and walnuts before. What a great invention. The carrot cake flapjacks are flavoured with warming spices and flecked with autumnal gold. They are a little bit crumbly, but look rather fine I feel.

I’d be interested to know what unusual ingredients you’ve added to flapjacks and what you thought of the results. Or do you have any amazing bakes you use carrot in?

Carrot Cake Flapjacks
Yields 12
Chewy flapjacks with flecks of autumn gold and the flavours of a classic carrot cake.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 145 g (5oz) unsalted butter
  2. 1 heaped tbsp golden syrup
  3. 85g (3oz) light muscovado sugar
  4. 250g (9oz) rolled oats
  5. 1 pinch sea salt
  6. 1 large organic carrot - washed and grated
  7. 50g (2oz) walnuts - roughly chopped
  8. 50g (2oz) raisins
  9. 1 tsp cinnamon ( I used 3 drops of Holy Lama Spice Drops)
  10. grating of nutmeg (I used 1 drop of Holy Lama Spice Drops)
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over a gently heat with the syrup and sugar.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Press into a 22cm (9") sq silicon mould or lined tin.
  4. Bake at 180℃ for 15 minutes or until the top is set and golden.
  5. Allow to cool completely, then cut into twelve slices.
Tin and Thyme http://tinandthyme.uk/
 Treat Petite LogoI’m sending my carrot cake flapjacks off to Treat Petite with Cakeyboi and Baking Explorer.

 

Simple and in Season LogoThey also go to Feeding Boys for Simple & In Season.

 

 

Bake of the Week LogoAnd lastly, I’m sharing these carrot cake flapjacks with Bake of the Week at Casa Costello.

 

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Carrot Cake Flapjacks. Recipe for chewy, crumbly, delicious carrot cake flapjacks. Classic oat bars with carrot, walnuts, raisins and spices.

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      Choclette
      16th November 2016

      Thanks Angie. I’m not quite sure I’d go as far as that, but like most of my bakes they have some goodness in them 😉

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    Corina
    14th November 2016

    I think adding carrots is a great idea! They look like really tasty flapjacks too

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    Ren Behan
    14th November 2016

    What a tasty idea for flapjacks! I think these would be brilliant packed-lunch fillers too.

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      Choclette
      15th November 2016

      Thanks Ren. Definitely good for lunch boxes and if we get a nice sunny day, an autumnal picnic too 🙂

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    Munchies & Munchkins
    14th November 2016

    I love adding carrots to bakes, the sweetness works so well and I feel better about eating a dessert when it contains a veggie! x

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      Choclette
      15th November 2016

      Haha yes, there’s nothing like adding something healthy to a sweet bake to make us feel virtuous 😉

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    Lucy Parissi
    14th November 2016

    I do love carrot cake – and carrots in general. Never thought to add them to a flapjack but it’s a great idea these look delicious!

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      Choclette
      15th November 2016

      Thanks Lucy. I’ve hardly ever made carrot cake. I’m not at all sure why as I do like it.

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    Margot
    14th November 2016

    Those flapjacks look soooo good. I really need to give them a go, they would make perfect lunchbox snack.

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      Choclette
      15th November 2016

      Yes indeed Margot. These would be great for lunch boxes as well as autumnal picnics 🙂

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    Jo Hutchinson
    14th November 2016

    A wonderful combo.

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      Choclette
      15th November 2016

      Thanks Jo. It is indeed a good combination and I just wonder why it’s taken me so long to try it.

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    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    16th November 2016

    Grated carrot is so great for stirring through all kinds of bakes – brilliant idea to use it in flapjacks! They sound yummy. I haven’t made flapjacks in ages.

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      Choclette
      16th November 2016

      Ooh, I’m not sure I approve of that Rebecca. chocolate is King 😉

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      Choclette
      28th November 2016

      Thanks Julie, they are delicious and really easy to make – always a bonus.

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    Dom
    16th November 2016

    well these are just utter genius… I am SO making these! I’ve pt a few things into flapjacks before but I think the best have been honey and fennel seed.

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      Choclette
      16th November 2016

      Flapjacks are such a great vehicle for all sorts of thing – honey and fennel sounds gorgeous.

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      Choclette
      17th November 2016

      Thanks Caroline and thanks for letting me know you came via Instagram too 🙂

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    Henk Kooiman
    19th November 2016

    Good idea to put carrots into flapjacks ! I’m sure it works well.
    Other bakes with carrots: did you ever make a Swiss ‘Rueblitorte’ ? That’s a real classic over there, and rightfully so, because it is delicious. It is a light, moist cake with lots of grated carrots, eggs, sugar and almonds and a little grated lemon rind, and topped with eggwhite glazing and carrot-shaped marzipan as a decoration. It is also glutenfree ! The taste gets better and better from day 3 after making it.
    The usual oil-based carrot cakes that you find everywhere always make me feel sick; in fact, al oil-based bakes have this effect so I never make these anymore. Luckily I have found a very good butter-based carrot cake recipe which is too good to bake too often :))

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    Kate - gluten free alchemist
    19th November 2016

    Autumn in a bite for sure! Flapjacks with carrot sound delicious. I have used roasted fruit in them before and that has been amazing, but carrot must be amazing! Yum x

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      Choclette
      20th November 2016

      Ooh roasted fruit Kate. Now that does sound interesting. I’ve made them with fresh fruit before – apple and blackcurrants spring to mind, but I’ve not tried roasting the fruit first. Lovely idea.

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    Jenny Paulin
    20th November 2016

    mmmmmm i love the sound of your carrot cake flapjacks, and am certain it is a recipe my children would love too. Thank you for linking up to #BakeoftheWeek x

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    Stuart Vettese
    26th November 2016

    These sound like something my mum would love as she is a sucker for carrot cake in any form. Thanks for taking part in Treat Petite x

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      Choclette
      26th November 2016

      I reckon most people would find them pretty hard to resist 😉

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    Katie Bryson
    30th November 2016

    Oh wow what a brilliant idea!!!! I love flapjacks AND carrot cake so this is right up my alley!!!! Thanks so much for hooking up with Simple and in Season this month 🙂

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      Choclette
      30th November 2016

      Thanks Katie. I can see these becoming a bit of a regular 🙂

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