Sunday, 22 January 2012

Cranberry Molasses Flapjacks

I wanted to bake something sustaining for our breakfasts. "Sustaining" and "breakfast" to me automatically means oats. I had no eggs. Oats with no eggs means flapjacks.

I used Suelle's recipe using half dried cranberries and half mixed seeds (sesame, sunflower and pumpkin) for the 150g of extra bits.

Now that, just as it was, would have made an excellent flapjack. But I also happened to have some leftover molasses spice cookie dough from Christmas. About a cupful. So I beat that into the flapjack dough as well.

The added flour and skerrick of egg in the dough gave the flapjacks a slightly closer texture than a regular flapjack, while the molasses and spices lent a delicate warm fragrance that worked beautifully with the tart cranberries. I am fairly sure I will not make cookie dough just to add a bit to my flapjacks, but I must remember this use for the leftovers next time I make cookies!


16 comments:

hungryandfrozen said...

They sound excellently comforting. I actually have little bags of leftover cookie dough in my freezer, I hate waste...I like the idea of turning them into something like this.

Suelle said...

The cookie dough is an interesting addition to the basic recipe - the texture looks very good!

Foodycat said...

Laura - it worked better than I anticipated!

Suelle - I did the usual pressing-down-firmly bit and it really sliced beautifully, but still tasted quite gooey.

C said...

Oooh, it looks gorgeous and I love the sound of molasses and cranberries. Yum indeed, you've made me crave flapjack now!

mscrankypants said...

It's great when a mish-mash of ideas makes something so delicious looking.

Deb in Hawaii said...

These look both somewhat healthy and really good. I like the molasses / cranberry combination. ;-)

Foodycat said...

C - the flavours worked very well together.

Cranky - I know! So exciting when leftovers become something good.

Deb - definitely "somewhat" healthy.

Joanne said...

That flavor mix sounds delicious and certainly like something that would pry me out of bed in the morning!

Angie's Recipes said...

I think it looks even better!

Choclette said...

It must be that cookie dough, these look like perfect flapjacks.

Barbara said...

I love those flavors together...and it almost looks like a bar cookie rather than a flapjack. That's OK....just pass the plate!

Anh said...

oh that looks lovely! And I love the flavours of mossalases.

Purabi Naha said...

These flapjacks are looking delish! Perfect for my kids!

Heather @girlichef.com said...

Ha! I am ALWAYS fooled into thinking I'm going to see pancakes when I see the word flapjacks. I only just heard of this type of flapjack about a month or so ago..and I really want to try making some. I want to do a flapjacks vs. flapjacks post! =)

Foodycat said...

Joanne - and you can grab it on your way out the door.

Angie - thanks!

Choclette - I was very happy with the texture.

Barbara - well, in the UK a flapjack IS a bar cookie! With oats and butter.

Anh - thank you!

Purabi - oh yes, I think kids would like them.

Heather - yeah, but flapjacks v flapjacks is apples v oranges!

grace said...

as a resident of the southern part of america, i think flapjacks are just another word for pancakes! regardless of what you call these beauties, they sounds really delicious and bonus--they're pretty darn healthy too! :)

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