One of my favourite things to cook as a child was flapjacks – or granola bars but many recipes that I tried ended up being quite tough so hunting around I managed to find a great ooey gooey recipe to try with the kids. Now be warned this is not a healthy granola bar this is all sugar and sweet.
Oooey Gooey Granola Recipe
8oz/250g Rolled Oats (Porridge Oats)
4oz/125g Brown Sugar
4oz/125g Margarine for cooking
7 tablespoons Golden Syrup
Instructions for Oooey Gooey Granola Recipe
Weigh out the ingredients – It’s great to do with the kids as you can talk about number recognition, this was a recipe that I did with T (2) so I wrote the number beside the scales and when she spotted the number she called out “STOP” – with J (4 and a half) I would get him to shout stop without having the numbers beside the scales.
Into a pan put the sugar and margarine and stir until it has melted together.
Add the oats – you can’t add all at once especially with little ones helping as it is quite difficult to stir so T and I added a 1/2 cup at a time and stirred it together – this is off the heat but before the sugar/margarine combination has cooled so it mixes well.
Once the oats are mixed in we measured in the golden syrup and stirred it all together – measuring in a cup at a time we counted how many we had and how many more we needed to put in on our fingers.
In a baking pan line with baking paper and pour in the oats mixture press down and then place in an oven at 180C/350F for around 15 mins you may need to adjust for your oven. Leave to cool and then enjoy.
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.