We are trying very hard to limit our added sugar and bread intake. I am constantly trying to get my hands on easy recipes for food that we are ‘allowed’ to eat. These flapjacks take a few minutes to prepare and are gluten-free with no added sugar, which makes them a great breakfast or as a snack throughout the day. The kids will also love these pink flapjacks – with no colourants!
How to cook beets in the microwave
For this recipe, I did not want to bake beets in the oven or steam them, as it can be really time and electricity consuming. ‘Baking’ it in the microwave is so easy and takes only a few minutes. First, you give them a good rinse to make sure there is no soil. Then cut off the tops and bottoms. Place a piece of kitchen towel onto the microwave plate. Pierce the beets several times with a paring knife or a fork. Then place the beets on top of the kitchen towel. I cooked these small beets for 4 minutes, turning halfway through. Obviously the larger the beets and the more beets you place in the microwave, the longer the cooking time. I suggest you turn them every few minutes to make sure they are evenly cooked. The beets should cool down before you add them to the blender.
You can make these flapjacks without the oats or the beets, but the beets add an earthy aftertaste and a pretty colour. You can drizzle as much honey as you would like over the flapjacks. The cream adds some moisture to the flapjacks, so it is a garnish you don’t want to skimp on.