Looking for a protein-rich post-workout snack? Or something to keep you going when you are on the move during the day?
Maybe you are looking for a healthy lunchbox snack, something full of protein to keep hunger pangs at bay?
Or you are bored of the same old breakfasts, and looking for a family-friendly easy breakfast option?While you can find a great range of pre-made protein flapjacks in store, sometimes it is more fun to make your own.
This flapjack recipe is easy, delicious and also packs in the protein.
So let’s take a closer look at some of the ingredients before we run through the recipe steps.
These are the oats you might use for porridge, granola or muesli. They are the perfect consistency for flapjacks.
At Holland & Barrett, we stock a range of oats, including gluten-free rolled oats for those who are concerned about reactions or intolerances.For a grain, oats are themselves quite high in protein, so they make a great choice as the base of a high protein snack. They can provide around 16.9g of protein per 100g.1
We have chosen peanut butter for our flapjack recipe.
We just love how it combines with the oats and chocolate.
Nut butters are generally a great source of protein, so add your favourite, and experiment with whatever you fancy.Just one scoop of peanut butter can provide around 3g of protein.2
Whey, produced in the cheese-making process, is an excellent source of protein and other nutrients.
Whey protein is not just for athletes and bodybuilders - everyone can enjoy it.Whey protein powder can contain around 70 g or more protein per 100g, and is a great option for baking and cooking too.
This recipe makes around 12 flapjack squares. They also freeze well, so you can make more than you need, and save them for a later date.
If it is protein you are after, try adding some nuts and seeds to your mix, for higher protein flapjacks.
Dried or fresh fruits can also add extra nutrients, flavour and texture, and you can experiment with different milks too.
To make chocolate protein flapjacks, use the dark chocolate within the flapjack in this recipe, or drizzle it on top for a more decadent-looking flapjack. Or you can omit the chocolate all together if you are not a fan.
As far as protein powders go, you can also experiment with different flavours and go even more chocolatey, or keep it simple with an unflavoured whey protein powder.
We really like adding extra seeds to these flapjack bars. Flaxseeds give them a fabulous boost, and we love how sunflower seeds look scattered over the top too.
Adding a handful of blueberries can completely transform this protein flapjack mix, interspersing the rich protein with refreshing fruity bites.
You may be keen to store these in an airtight container for about a week. But you may find they get finished up somewhat sooner!Shop Food & Drink
Last updated: 5 February 2021
Author: Andrea Dobronszki, Regulatory Affairs
Andrea started her career as a clinical dietitian and lecturer at a university hospital, managing the dietetic treatment of patients with various diseases, and giving lectures in nutrition for medical students. Later she worked as a Product Developer at a sport nutrition company where she developed food supplements and fortified foods, and ensured that the products complied with the relevant regulations. Andrea joined Holland & Barrett as a Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate and specialises in food supplements, food regulations, nutrition and dietetics.View Andrea’s LinkedIn profile