Simple baking can be the perfect way to save money on packed lunches. As a student and someone who is an avid saver, I like to try to save money where I can; and if I can do this whilst baking then even better!
Something a simple as flapjacks can be a massive comfort and treat. The sweetness and richness from the golden syrup fills you up meaning you only need one with a a cup of tea as a suitable snack. My favourite flapjack recipe is cheap but amazing. Its soft and gooey in the middle but crisp on the outside. I made one single batch which lasted as a lunch snack and tea snack for a week. All for less than a pound, and this recipe is easily doubled or tripled for a large batch and easily frozen.
- 300g porridge oats
- 125g butter
- 125g caster sugar
- 4 cups of golden syrup
1. Heat Oven to 180C and grease a baking tin with butter. Use any shape you want, i mix up the tins from time to time to add a bit of difference. This time i used a 9inch round cake tin.
2. Heat the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan on a low heat, until all melted and combined. Add to outs and stir so that all the oats are sufficiently covered.
3. Add to tin and press down firmly. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until crispy and dark golden. Take out of oven and leave to cool.
4. Remove from tin and slice using a sharp knife. This particular time i was able to slice into 14 slices. On for lunch and one for an afternoon tea snack.