Delcious apricot, macadamia nut & white chocolate flapjacks

I couldn’t resist buying a tub of apricots the other day after seeing them for about £1.50, and they used to be my mum’s favourite fruit.Not everyone loves them but you should give them a chance as they are a mixture of sweet and sharp, not as juicy as a nectarine or peach which makes them an easy mess free snack for on the go. They also stay fairly firm when cooked which is something I like.

Inspired by a recipe I saw in Sainsbury’s magazine, (love this magazine, so cheap and yet it’s always filled with recipes that I really want to try), I thought the apricots would be a perfect addition to a flapjacky type snack, thus, with some macadamia nuts kicking around in my cupboard and a little white chocolate I came up with these apricot, macadamia nut & white chocolate flapjacks. They are really good…chewy with a little bite around the edges and a delicious mix of sweet and sharp. I am really pleased how they turned out.

These flapjack-type snacks are great for picnics and also a grab and go breakfast, I have made them gluten free and they also work egg free too. Excuse my terrible squares cutting…but I like the rustic look •ahem•.

Apricot, macadamia nut & white chocolate flapjacks recipe

Apricot, Macadamia Nut & White Chocolate Flapjacks

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Serves: 16

The perfect picnic snack, or even as a cheeky 'on the go' breakfast bar. This recipe is easily adapted to be gluten free and egg free. For a dairy free alternative, omit the chocolate and replace the butter with a dairy free version, I like using Pure for any dairy free baking.
Ingredients
  • 125g oats (gluten free if need be)
  • 125g soft brown sugar
  • 125g self raising flour (gluten free if need be)
  • 75g soft butter broken into small pieces
  • 75g golden syrup
  • 1 egg yolk (this can be omitted if an egg free recipe is needed)
  • 300g fresh apricots, 8 halved and stoned the rest chopped
  • 100g macadamia nuts
  • 100g white chocolate chopped, or white chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/gas mark 4
  2. Grease and line a 20cm square tin leaving a little baking parchment hanging over to help remove the baked flapjack
  3. In a bowl mix the oats, flour, sugar, butter, syrup and egg together to get a slightly wet crumble like mixture
  4. Put half the mixture into the tin and press down with your fingers to get an even base
  5. Mix the chopped apricots, macadamia nuts & white chocolate together
  6. Sprinkle the chopped apricots, nuts & chocolate mixture over the base spreading evenly
  7. Top with the remaining oat mixture and press down
  8. Top with the 16 apricot halves in an even pattern so it can be cut into sixteen squares when cooked
  9. Bake for 45-55 mins until firm and golden, check after 45 minutes
  10. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for a few minutes before using the baking parchment to help you carefully remove from the tin.
  11. Slice into 16 squares and allow to cool on a wire rack
  12. Sprinkle with a little icing sugar, optional

Get making these absolutely delicious apricot, macadamia nut & white chocolate flapjacks

 

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11 thoughts on “Apricot, Macadamia Nut & White Chocolate Flapjacks

  1. These look wonderful Nova! And they must be delicious. I really love the look of them!

    Posted on June 23, 2015 at 9:41 pm
    1. Thanks so much Alida 🙂

      Posted on August 10, 2015 at 5:08 pm
  2. These sound delicious! I’ve used dried fruit in flapjacks but never thought of using fresh fruit.

    Posted on June 22, 2015 at 2:56 pm
    1. Thank you! They don’t keep as long as using dried fruit but make them very moist. 🙂

      Posted on August 10, 2015 at 5:09 pm
  3. These look amazing! I absolutely love including apricots in things like this – definitely don’t need an excuse to pick up a punnet!

    Posted on June 22, 2015 at 2:04 pm
    1. Thank you! 🙂

      Posted on August 10, 2015 at 5:09 pm
  4. These look great – I have never used fresh fruit in flapjacks before, but I am going to have to now. Certainly ups the pretty factor 🙂

    Posted on June 22, 2015 at 1:11 pm
  5. These are so, so pretty! I would never have thought of adding fresh fruit to flapjacks but they look lovely.

    Posted on June 22, 2015 at 10:14 am
  6. I love Flapjacks! they remind me of uni haha I used to eat lots of flapjacks back then at breakfast time. Apricots are in season here and we have 2 huge trees so this recipe will come in handy thanks!

    Posted on June 22, 2015 at 9:55 am
  7. These look and sound amazing! I often eye up fresh apricots in the supermarket but never really know what to do with them so stick to their dried variant. Absolutely love the idea of combining them with macadamias – one of my favourite nuts.

    Posted on June 22, 2015 at 9:37 am