After the disappointing result in Thursday's independence referendum, I needed something sweet to cheer me up, and as my theme is Vegan Scotland, my thoughts immediately went to flapjacks. Incredibly quick and easy to make, these tasty treats are a perfect snack or dessert. You can also use different kinds of dried fruit, nuts and seeds in them for variety and depending on what you like.
- 150g vegan margarine
- 2 tbsp agave syrup or golden syrup
- 150g sugar
- 75g sultanas
- 300g porridge oats
In a medium size saucepan, heat the margarine, syrup and sugar, mixing with a wooden spoon, until the margarine is melted and the sugar has dissolved.
Remove the pan from the heat and add the sultanas and porridge oats to the pan, mixing thoroughly so that an even consistency is achieved.
Line a 20cm x 25cm baking tray with parchment paper and spread the flapjack mixture evenly in the tray.
Bake at 200°C for about 20 mins until firm and golden around edges. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before slicing into squares or triangles.