Cooking for the Sensitive Gut

Oat bran flapjack with coconut and  sunflower seeds 

Oats and oat bran are really good ingredients to use in cooking. Oat bran
in particular is very good for people with a sensitive gut because it is
digested easily. Lots of useful soluble fibre to keep the gut moving along nicely. Some people may not like to eat the coconut so it can be substituted with an extra tablespoon of oats or seeds if you like. The recipe works well and this is a great product to take with you on a journey or to work. You could add a teaspoonful of  maple syrup or golden syrup if you fancied varying the flavour a bit.

Makes 16 bars


140g rolled oats
140g oat bran
100g soft brown sugar
1 tbsp desiccated coconut (optional)
3 tbsp sunflower, pumpkin and flax seeds ( what ever you have in the store cupboard)
140g unsalted butter or margarine


Pre heat the oven to 200°C / Gas mark 6

Mix the oats, soft brown sugar, coconut, sunflower seeds together in a
large bowl. Melt the butter/margarine gently in a saucepan and mix in with the dry
ingredients. Tip the mixture into a baking tray 2.5cm deep press down and smooth out
with the back of a metal spoon.

Bake for 30-40 minutes in the preheated oven until just turning golden brown around the edges. Remove the flapjack from the oven and cut into squares and leave to cool before removing from the baking tray.
Tip: These flapjack are great as a snack to take with you to eat either as a
late breakfast with some fruit or an afternoon snack with a cup of tea.
Just wrap them in some greaseproof paper and take them with you.

This entry was written by Joan Ransley and published on September 26, 2014 at 10:12 am. It’s filed under Bread and cereals, Food on the go, Lunch, Snack and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on “Oat bran flapjack with coconut and  sunflower seeds 

  1. Your recipes (and photos to match) are absolutely beautiful. I love exploring your blog. Keen to try out these flapjacks! I’ve nominated you for a Liebster award – details on my last post 🙂

    • Hello Ruby, thank you so much. It is very kind and thoughtful of you to leave such positive feedback. Thanks you for the nomination. Do I have to do anything? Your blog is fab too and I can see you are a kindred spirit. Joan x

  2. This recipe is fantastic! Breakfast is by far the meal I struggle the most with trying to make work for me, and being able to make these in batches means even if I’m busy I don’t have to skip a meal! Great suggestion!

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