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Vegan multigrain flapjacks

A good flapjack is a wondrous thing, all chewy and slightly crunchy at the same time, a sort of toffee shroud for wayward oats. The other day, I was in a wholesome mood so threw in some rye flakes and sunflower seeds as well – the result is a more substantial flapjack, chewier and more robust. Not gluten-free, sadly, but dairy-free and vegan. And so easy to make...

Makes 12

80g dairy-free margarine
40g light brown soft sugar
3 tbsp golden syrup
175g rough oats
50g rye flakes
25g sunflower seeds
pinch of salt

Preheat the oven to 200C. Lightly grease a 20cm x 20cm loose-bottomed baking tin.
Melt the margarine with the sugar and syrup in a saucepan, then stir in all the other ingredients until everything is well coated.
Bake for 12 minutes until golden brown, cut into squares using a palette knife as soon as you remove the tin from the oven. Leave to cool completely before extracting the flapjacks.