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Flapjacks (South African), crumpets (if you’re in the UK), pancakes (if you’re American), around the world, we seem to strongly disagree on what exactly they’re called but the one thing we can all agree on is they make the BEST breakfast!

Flapjacks fall within the same category as muffins and waffles – whoever made serving a dessert in the morning socially acceptable, let us know who you are so we can worship at your feet forever! These flapjacks are inspired by one of my favourite puddings – with a hint of spice and loaded with fresh dates, they’re then covered in what has got to be the best sauce I’ve ever licked off a spoon.

The secret is my favourite Natura Sugars Light Muscovado Sugar which is unrefined (all the goodness of the sugar cane is locked in) so is loaded with flavour – so much so that you don’t even need to caramelize it to develop flavour. Simply pop the ingredients in a pot (or jug) and heat until dissolved. I’ve got a jar of this in my fridge right now because I swirl a spoonful into my morning oats. Breakfast goals!

STICKY TOFFEE FLAPJACKS

Serves 4-6

 

200g Natura Sugars Light Muscovado Sugar

300g cake flour

7.5ml (1/2 tbsp) baking powder

pinch of salt

1 large egg

125ml (1/2 cup) buttermilk

5ml (1 tsp) vanilla extract

300ml milk

90g butter, melted

100g fresh dates, finely chopped

 

TOFFEE SAUCE

100g Natura Sugars Light Muscovado Sugar

60ml cream

45g salted butter

 

To make the flapjacks, mix all the dry ingredients together. Whisk the egg, buttermilk, vanilla and milk and add to dry ingredients. Add the melted butter and dates. The mixture should be of a dropping consistency. Heat a non-stick pan and grease thoroughly. Drop spoonfuls of the batter into the pan. When bubbles start to form on the surface, flip the flapjacks over and cook on the other side for 1-2 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter. Keep warm while you make the sauce. To make the toffee sauce, place the sugar in a small saucepan with the cream and butter and stir over low heat until dissolved. Increase the heat and boil for 5 minutes or until thickened slightly. Allow to cool slightly.

WATCH HOW TO MAKE THEM HERE: