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Easy Flapjacks Recipe

flapjacks, mumof2, easy flapjacks

Easy Flapjacks

Flapjacks (or gooey crunchies that are soft is another way of putting them) are delicious. Full stop!

But, not only do they taste delicious, they are an easy way to increase ways of getting our son to have an increase in energy without just filling him up with biscuits and sweets and chocolates!

He is a bit slower than I would like on eating his dinner and whilst he eats it all, he is so busy that he uses up all the goodness. So, I got in touch with a cereal company that we use in South Africa for my gran when she is ill and the only thing that really provides her with the nutrients and is easy to get in her is FutureLife. It can be taken in cereal or milkshake form.

I tried both of these versions with both our boys and they did not take to the texture at all. I even went as far as putting in real ice-cream for the milkshakes and nope…they didn’t like it.

Then I had a small brain wave as they love flapjacks. So, I decided to make a batch and replace some of the oats with the FutureLife cereal as it is packed with protein and energy. I am not fussed about losing some of the vitamins and minerals as I give the boys that in other forms.

Suffice to say, they didn’t notice that their latest flapjacks have hidden goodness in them and it’s a quick and easy snack on the run or just as an energy booster mid morning or mid afternoon.  The combination of the butter (loads of it!), oats and cereal pack a nice punch.

If you would like to check the easy flapjack recipe out…I’d love to hear how you get on or if you need any help. If I am completely honest, I don’t really measure anything out when I make it myself as sometimes I like them sweeter or less gooey or others I prefer them to be crunchy. So play about with the recipe until it suits how you like them.


**I have not been compensated for this post as I have bought the product myself and really think it is great! **

Book Reviews : Cookbooks

mumof2.com_CookBooks, cookbooks, recipe, mumof2The lovely folk over at Parragon Books were very kind in giving me a couple of recipe / cookbooks at a recent conference and here is my take on them :

Mumof2.com_familycookbookMama’s Family Cookbook  – Family recipes from the Italian Kitchen

I really loved the style and ‘easy goingness’ (new word I know!) of this recipe book. I like the way the ingredients are easy to spot and you don’t have to trawl through the recipe to make sure you haven’t forgotten to add anything to your shopping list. Anyone who knows my cooking style will understand that KISS (keep it simple stupid) is my motto!

Every now and then they have thrown in a ‘Mama’s tip’ which are lovely snippets eg. A basic pizza dough recipe or reminding the cook not to scrimp on pizza toppings!

If you or your family are not really into Italian type food – then this book probably won’t be for you. That said – I reckon there is something for everyone’s palate in here. Gets a triple thumbs up from me!


 Vegetarian – the perfect guide to meat free meals – Step by Step

Now if you thought I liked Mama’s Family Cookbbook a lot…well this veggie step by step guide completely blew me away. I have to be honest and confess that I don’t have ANY vegetarian specific recipe books in our house and I am so glad to say that now I do!

It does what it says on the cover and literally provides step by step illustrations/photo’s to reassure whoever is cooking that they are doing the right thing and well if they aren’t I spose.

It’s eye catching and provides great inspiration for days when you don’t feel like eating meat or alternatively (in my case) for providing a great base to add your chosen meat to. It’s also nice to see that the veggie option isn’t the ‘boring’ option.