Date flapjacks are my latest food craving. 100% natural goodness and best vegan snack ever.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and grease a rectangular brownie tin (approx. L: 30cm / W: 20cm / H:3.5cm). Warm up the date paste together with the orange juice until you get a smooth paste. You can buy date paste at most Oriental (Turkish, Pakistani, Persian) food shops. If not available, blend 250g of pitted dates into a smooth puree and work with that. Let the date paste cool off a bit.
Blend the apples (remove the cores first) and add the cinnamon and ginger to the apple mush. Add the nut butter, coconut sugar and maple syrup and blitz it all thoroughly in your blender. In a separate bowl, mix both oat types together. Now add the sweetened apple mush and combine it all well. Make sure that all oats are covered. Take half of the dough and press it into the greased tin. Press it in well! Now spread the entire date paste evenly over the base and distribute the remaining oats on top. Finish it off by gently pressing the layers together. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes. Let it cool off before cutting it into bars.