A healthy snack in cake form…yes, please! Carrot cake is one of my all time favourite cakes and will often buy a slice as a treat to go with my chai latte when we are out and about. It just contains everything that I love, warm autumnal spices, nuts and even a vegetable!
Better than shop bought flapjacks that seem to be full of additives and refined sugars, homemade flapjacks can be far healthier. You’re in control of the sugar content and you know exactly what has gone into them. Plus, it’s so quick to make your own homemade snacks and you can prepare a batch at the weekend to keep you covered for the rest of the week.
Dates add a lovely natural sticky sweetness and the pistachios not only lend a pop of colour, but also a different texture to these soft and chewy flapjacks. Of course, you can experiment and play around with the different add-ins if pistachio nuts aren’t your cup of tea. Traditional carrot cake recipes contain walnuts, which perhaps are more your thing? Dried cranberries would also work just as well as the dates to add a sweet note too.
This is my last recipe as part of my collaboration with Weight Watchers for their #WomanKind campaign and you can read my Q&A for the campaign here. My previous recipes include Dark Chocolate Superfood Buttons and Blueberry and Lemon Wholemeal Waffles – all designed to inspire you to be kind to yourself. Kindness and self-care are things that I heavily promote on the blog and believe that they are fundamental to living a wholly healthy and happy life!
Now someone pass me a Carrot Cake Flapjack and some tea!
Which of your favourite cakes would you like to see in snack form? What self-care practices will you be doing to be kind to yourself today?
*Recipe commissioned by Weight Watchers, but all content and opinions are my own.