These apricot flapjacks are great for young children as they are really easy to make. Just add the ingredients and mix together, no need for rolling, cutting or whisking.
Children will have fun weighing out the ingredients, mixing everything together, pressing the mixture down in the tin and most importantly eating the flapjacks.
Note; instructions in bold and italic are required to be completed by an adult.
- 50g / 4 oz Margarine or Butter
- 2 tablespoons Honey or Golden Syrup
- 2 apples, peeled and grated
- 100g/ 4 oz Poridge Oats
- 50g / 2 oz SR Flour
- 50g / 2 oz Chopped dried apricots or any of your favourite fruit
- Grease a baking tin with some butter or margarine.
- Pre-heat oven 375ºF, gas mark 5 or 200º.
- Place butter and syrup in a saucepan over a low heat and mix together until the butter is melted. Leave to stand for 5 minutes to cool slightly
- Mix grated apple, oats, flour and dried apricots together in a mixing bowl.
- Pour the margarine and honey mixture over the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl.
- Stir the mixture together thoroughly and press down firmly in the baking tin.
- Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
- Leave the flapjacks to stand in the tin until warm and then cut into fingers.
- Turn out when cool.
- Eat and enjoy
Tips for helping your child to learn
- Talk about the process of weighing out the ingredients. Although children may not be able to understand the measurements, they will start to grasp the idea that it is useful to weigh out ingredients. Some mathematical concepts such as weight are difficult to grasp. The best way for children to learn is if these concepts are introduced in context. Another idea is to count out the apricots or spoons of margarine.
- Talk about the different textures of ingredients and encourage your child to feel and describe the consistency e.g. grainy, sticky, gooey.