Friday, 30 October 2009

Fig and Walnut Flapjacks

The other weekend I went to a dance festival. It wasn't the best-organised event I have ever been to - no joining instructions were sent out, no details were available about the facilities etc. So I was heading off for 6 hours of workshops without knowing if there was going to be food available. And you must know that for me that is an impossible situation.

So - just in case there was no food available - I decided to take a snack and a hell of a lot of water (the last festival I went to ran out of bottled water half-way through the last day). My snack needed to be nutritious, sustaining and portable. Something with oats and nuts seemed to fit the bill.

I decided on Nigel Slater's Fig and Pumpkin Seed Bars (at the bottom of this page). Of course, the pumpkin seeds that I was sure I had turned out to be sunflower seeds, but the substitution wasn't a problem. The walnut flavour was much more dominant than the sunflower seeds, and calling it a "bar" doesn't appropriately convey the sticky moistness so I renamed it.

As it happens, there was some food available, but a piece of my flapjack was very welcome in between the Dynamic Duos and Spins and Formations workshops and it saved me from whatever horrors lurked in the snack vending machine.

7 comments:

kat said...

always good to be prepared, just like a boy scout

George Gaston said...

These look incredible and a plus is they are good for you. I think I'll make a batch to carry along on my bike rides. Thanks...

Foodycat said...

Kat - when it comes to food, definitely.

George - they will be excellent for that!

jodimop said...

What a healthy snack! Much better than all these bars that come packaged and are full of fructose-glycose syrup...

Debinhawaii said...

A great pairing for a bar and I never go anywhere without a "just in case" snack.

Foodycat said...

Jo - I hate those things! They are much too sweet for me.

Deb - I think I should start carrying snacks with me. It'd stop me buying crisps and chocolate.

sharonfruit said...

I can testify that they were absolutely delicious! I may have to steal the recipe :o)

S xx

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