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Oat-less flapjacks recipe?

I can't eat oats, even the supposedly gluten free ones because they make me ill, but I really miss the occasional flapjack. I just wondered if anyone had a recipe for flapjacks without oats, or a good enough alternative.

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Perhaps try some buckwheat flakes? I don’t make flapjacks, but use buckwheat flakes to make a granola. You may have to find a supplier on line, and they are on the expensive side.

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Thanks Penel. I have a local health food shop that stocks them and I have used them once before in something else. Maybe I could mix them with other kinds of flakes like rice, quinoa and millet.

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I don’t have a recipe but I have had good luck making them by using an egg, mashed banana and protein powder or almond flour or rice flour. You can add vanilla, stevia, peanut butter or chocolate chips. The batter will be thick so thin it with nut milk or milk or water. Assuming you will put butter and syrup on them there is no way they will taste bad.

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Sounds like you're describing a recipe for pancakes? 🤔 I was looking for a gluten free replacement for oats in flapjacks.

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Oh you are right. I did not know there was a difference between flapjacks and pancakes. I thought they were 2 words for the same thing.

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I looked it up and in the US, they are the same. In the UK, they are difficult. Hence the confusion.

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Ok 😄 That makes things clearer. Thanks for checking it out.

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Hi MTC, you can use rice flakes but they tend to be quite hard and need to be soaked first so they are soft, you can also buy quinoa flakes and as Penny says buckwheat flakes would be good.

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Thanks Jerry. I've tried making flapjacks with rice flakes before and found them a bit on the hard and crunchy side. Never thought to soak the flakes first.🤔 I'll try that. Good tip.

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I had a go at making some this afternoon. I pre soaked a mixture of rice, millet and quinoa flakes in orange juice.......they completely absorbed it all. I then mixed them with the other ingredients and ended up with......fruit cake 😂 Tastes good but might have to rethink my strategy and ingredients a bit more 😋

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This sounds a good start MTC, if you only add a little moisture to your rice and millet flakes they will be softer but not soggy.

When I bake fruit cakes I soak the dried fruit in a little boiling water with spices to make the fruit softer less likely to sink and give it more flavour.

I hope that you enjoy your efforts as it sounds really good. 😊

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Yes maybe a little less soaking 😊 Thanks I did enjoy the result. Looks like cake but tastes like flapjack.....crazy but good all the same 👌 Specially after a 24h fast.

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You can use nuts and seeds. There's flakes too if whole nuts are to big and hard. Or crush them.

You can use grated coconut

You can use puffed rice or other puffed GF grains like sorghum.

You can use gf cornflakes.

Or mix all of the above, or a few of them.

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Thank you for so many suggestions 😄 The gf puffed rice or flakes sound like a good idea, maybe with lots of seeds and coconut? I feel an experiment coming on 👌

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Yes, they all add a little bit of their own character to things.

Roasted nuts add crunchiness

Coconut adds flavor and some chewy texture (I use this in pies, instead of oats).

Puffed stuff add something interesting, either chewiness or something I can't describe depending on how wet they become.

You can actually pop your own corn too. This I personally haven't been successful in adding to things, but people mix it with melted chocolate and stuff and seem to love it.

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Popcorn is another excellent idea. Thanks suit.

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Feel free to send me a sample 🤣

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😋

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