Packed with an abundance of sweet blueberries and crunchy macadamia nuts, our blueberry and macadamia flapjacks are a delicious twist on the traditional flapjack recipe. These delicious treats offer a hint of fruity flavor and a nutty crunch in every bite. The combination of juicy blueberries and buttery macadamias creates a harmonious blend that is both filling and irresistible. Whether you’re looking for a delicious breakfast or a delicious snack, these flapjacks are sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more.
- 250g pack of butter, plus some butter for greasing
- 140g Demerara sugar
- 85g golden syrup
- 200g porridge
- 140g macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
- Zest of half a lemon
- 85g self-rising flour
- 200g blueberries
- 85g white chocolate, finely chopped
- Preheat the oven to 160°C/140°C fan/gas 3.
- Grease the bottom of a 20cm square baking tin and line it with baking paper, leaving a slight overhang – this will make it easier to remove the flatbreads.
- Place butter, sugar, golden syrup and a pinch of salt in a pan and melt gently over low heat.
- Mix the oats, nuts, lemon zest and flour in a large bowl.
- Pour the melted sugary butter over the oat mixture and mix well.
- Fold in the blueberries.
- Pour the oat mixture into the lined pan and press it into an even layer using the back of a metal spoon.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown.
- Allow the flapjacks to cool completely in the pan.
- Lift the cooled flapjack onto a board.
- Place the white chocolate in a small bowl and melt in 15-second bursts in the microwave or over a saucepan of barely simmering water.
- Drizzle the melted chocolate back and forth over the flatbread.
- Allow to cool until firm before cutting into squares.
Equipment and tools
To make blueberry and macadamia flapjacks you will need the following equipment and tools:
- mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon or spatula
- Baking dish greased with butter
The Blueberry & Macadamia Flapjacks recipe contains the following allergens:
- Macadamia nuts
- Self-raising flour
- White chocolate
Please consider these ingredients if you have allergies or dietary restrictions.
Storage and leftovers
Once the Blueberry & Macadamia Flapjacks are fully cooked and cooled, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
If you have leftovers, you can store them in the refrigerator to extend their shelf life. Simply place the flapjacks in a sealed container and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
To reheat the flapjacks, you can either microwave them for a few seconds or reheat them in the oven on low until they reach your desired heat.
Health Benefits of Blueberry and Macadamia Flapjacks
Blueberry and macadamia flapjacks are not only a delicious treat, but they also offer numerous health benefits. Let’s examine the nutritional value of the key ingredients and how they can contribute to your well-being:
Blueberries are often referred to as a “superfood” due to their exceptional nutritional profile. These small berries are packed with antioxidants that protect the body from free radicals and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Blueberries are also a great source of vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber, all of which are essential for maintaining a healthy immune system, promoting digestion, and overall well-being.
Not only are macadamia nuts known for their rich, buttery flavor, but they also offer several health benefits. These nuts are an excellent source of monounsaturated fats, which contribute to heart health by lowering cholesterol and improving blood lipid levels. Macadamia nuts also provide essential minerals such as manganese and thiamine, which are involved in energy metabolism and maintaining healthy brain function.
The addition of lemon peel in the blueberry and macadamia flapjacks not only improves the taste but also provides health benefits. Lemon peel is packed with citrus bioflavonoids, which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These compounds help strengthen the immune system, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, improve digestion, and promote healthy skin.
While white chocolate adds sweetness and richness to flapjacks, it’s important to note that it isn’t as nutritious as the other ingredients. However, white chocolate contains comparatively higher amounts of calcium and phosphorus, which are important for maintaining healthy bones and teeth.
In summary, with the addition of blueberries, macadamia nuts, lemon zest, and even white chocolate in moderation, these Blueberry Macadamia Flapjacks are a delicious and nutritious snack option. They provide a variety of essential nutrients, antioxidants and healthy fats that contribute to overall well-being and promote a healthy lifestyle.