Comvita bloggers’ recipe competition – Fruity Honey Flapjack

Comvita Health Foods are running a competition for food loving bloggers to create a recipe including a Comvita product from the choices below.  The selected product is provided for free. Research shows we can influence our health by modifying our diet, so Comvita’s commitment is to provide effective products, enabling us to achieve a healthy life.

Bee Pollen Granules 125g
Wildlands Honey 250g
Southernlands Honey 250g
45 Degree South Clover Honey 250g
Manuka Honey UMF 5+ 250g
Olive Leaf Complex 500ml
Olive Leaf Complex Peppermint 500ml
Olive and Mixed Berry 500ml
Olive and Aloe 500ml
Broccoli Extract 500ml
Propolis Extract (Alcohol free) PFL15
Manuka Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar
Manuka Honey Bar Energy
Manuka Honey Bar Boost

I decided to choose one of the honeys and opted for the manuka honey.  I’ve never tried manuka honey before but I’d heard that manuka honey is sometimes used to prevent or treat cancer.  Therefore as well as being tasty, I’m hoping it will be beneficial to son1 who has leukaemia.  Certainly it is a well-known fact that honey has been used since ancient times for its medicinal qualities.

Manuka Honey

Comvita Manuka Honey UMF 5+

Next to choose a recipe.  My favourite honey recipe that I have created is a hot honey and lemon drink.  I find this a very comforting drink but it is not very challenging for a competition entry.  So instead I decided to trial a different version of my flapjack recipe to use manuka honey rather than golden syrup.

Fruity Honey Flapjack

Ingredients

200g soft brown sugar
200g Comvita manuka honey UMF 5+
200g margarine
400g porridge oats
50g dried mixed fruit

Method

Grease and line a 20cm x 30cm baking tin.
Melt the honey, margarine and sugar in a large saucepan.
Remove from heat.
Stir in the oats and fruit.
Spoon into the tin and flatten.
Cook in fan oven at 170deg for 15 minutes.
Allow to cool and cut into squares.

Put honey, sugar and margarine in saucepan

Put honey, sugar and margarine in saucepan

Heat until melted

Heat until melted

Mix in the oats and fruit

Mix in the oats and fruit

Flatten into the tin

Flatten into the tin

Allow to cool in the tin

Allow to cool in the tin

Cut into squares

Cut into squares

Son1 enjoying a slice

Son1 enjoying a slice

Disclosure.  This post is a recipe using a product I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.

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