Vicky from Bath-based climate change charity, Wicked Weather Watch, shares a delicious Bertinet Bakery recipe with us today. This no-bake quinoa flapjack uses lovely local produce found right on our doorstep!

Bertinet No-bake Quinoa Flapjack

#gluten free

#nut free (if you use the seed butter option)

#dairy free

We had the pleasure of working with The Bertinet Kitchen recently who delivered a cookery session at one of our events. This session got children thinking about our carbon footprint and how using local produce can reduce our food miles and have a more positive impact on our planet.

I love baking with my daughter Evie who is extremely creative in the kitchen (her recent creation was ‘watermelon’ cupcakes coloured pink with chocolate chip ‘seeds’ and green icing!), but what I’m really excited about sharing with this recipe is the amazing range of ingredients we can find right here in Bath, and why that is better for our wonderful world than buying foods from far away places.  A huge thank you to the local companies that supported the cookery session at our event by providing their produce – the quinoa came from the Bath Farm Girls, rapeseed oil from Bath Harvest, blueberries and raspberries from Lovejoys Wholesale.

Why not have a go at making some at home with your kids and talk to them about the importance of buying local produce and perhaps thinking of other ways we could all reduce our carbon footprint?  A great, healthy activity for the weekend and a light-hearted way to get children thinking about how their actions impact our planet.

What you will need:

  • 8×8” dish
  • 2.5 cups quinoa flakes
  • 1 cup nut or seed butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup rapeseed oil
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • various berries

Method:

  • Put all dry ingredients together and mix.
  • Put all ‘wet’ ingredients into a pan and melt gently over heat.
  • Stir to combine all ingredients.
  • Press into dish and put in the fridge for a few hours to set.

 

Ta da! Healthy, tasty, good for our planet and supportive of some amazing independent Bath businesses! If you’d like to chat to Vicky about wicked weather watching, contact her here. To find out more about the incredible Bertinet Bakery, visit their website.

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