Poor innocent little fellow.
There are times where I get ideas in my head and they turn out just how I intended (or, on the rare occasion, even better!) Other times, the idea just turns into a Hungry Jenny Faux Pas that does not warrant a recipe, or just goes plain wrong.
I can't seem to give this one a proper name!
Oatmeal is one of my favourite ingredients to bake with and I wanted to make a cake that would taste really...well, oaty. So in short, I wanted to make a soft flapjack in the shape of a cake. The problem with this though is that I can't call it a flapjack - because I don't want it to sound like a pancake to those who read this from the other side of the pond.
In the past, when I've made 'British-style' flapjacks, I've got around the name game by calling them oat bars.
Clearly this one is not a bar. But I can't just call it an oat 'cake' either, because that's something else as well! I wondered whether oat 'slices' could work, seeing as you cut a cake into slices - but putting it together with 'oat' still somehow makes it sound like a bar.
I could have perhaps called it a granola cake - but the only granola ingredient it contains is the oats really. This has apple chunks, banana and peanut butter so is not exactly granolafied. It is also bound together with olive oil rather than syrup or honey.
So what name did I end up with?
Er, Apple and Peanut Butter Oat Triangles...
Hm. Suffice to say, this is a temporary name until I can figure out a better one. Any better ideas welcome!
150g rolled oats
100g self raising flour, sifted
1 apple (100g), skinned, cored and cubed
1 banana, mashed
3 tbsp peanut butter
100ml olive oil
1) Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Mix the oats with the sifted flour and sugar in a large bowl. Fold in the cubed apple.
2) In another bowl, mash the banana with the peanut butter and oil. Tip into the oat mixture and fold in well.
3) Transfer to a lined round tin, then bake for about 25-30 minutes until golden and set. Allow to cool before cutting into 8-10 triangles.
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