I first came up with this pear flapjack recipe as a way of using up pear puree I had in the freezer. A simple mixture of oats, pear and peanut butter with sweetness from the raisins, these baby led weaning flapjacks make a great portable snack.
Make Them Yours:
Gluten Free? Make sure oats are gluten free
Dairy Free? Use Dairy free spread in place of the butter
- 1 large pear peeled, cored and diced
- ½ tbsp raisins
- 75 g quick cook oats
- 20 g butter melted
- 1 level tbsp peanut butter
- Pinch cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 170˚C/340˚F
- If younger baby, blend the oats to a flour, for older ones that can cope with texture, leave oats as they are.
- In a small saucepan, cooked the pear and raisins in a splash of water until soft. Depending on age of baby, either mash it with a potato masher, or blend it to a smooth paste.
- Mix the oats with the pear mixture, melted butter, peanut butter and cinnamon.
- Spoon into a lined tin, pressing down to around 1 cm thick.
- Bake for 20 minutes, cool, then cut into squares.
- Best eaten within 2 days, or frozen.