The Outward Bound Flapper has enough calories to keep you warm and get you through your afternoon adventures in a tasty, chewable-even-at 20-below bar you can make yourself. Used by expedition students and instructors at the Voyageur Outward Bound School in Ely, these are handy any time you are hungry and don’t want to prepare a meal. The sturdy bars will hold up all day in your pocket or pack, ready for a quick lunch or a substitute dinner when some challenge on the trail prevents you from having a hot meal. These are way cheaper to make at home than purchasing commercial energy bars, and they taste better too. Thanks to Outward Bound for sharing their recipe!!
Each batch makes 20 flappers. For each batch:
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup Agave nectar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 pound butter
1/2 pound coconut oil
2 1/2 cups sugar
11 cups coats
1 cup wheat bran
1 1/2 cups raisin
Combine wet ingredients in mixer:
½ C Molasses
¼ C Agave Nectar
½ C Honey
½ C Oil
½ T Vanilla
½ lb Butter
½ lb Coconut Oil
Mixer speed should be low.
- Add melted butter, shortening, and coconut oil to wet ingredients in mixer.
- Add wheat bran with mixer running.
- SLOWLY add oats.
- Add raisins.
- When mixed well, add raisins & mix just enough to incorporate.
Panning & Baking
One baking sheet, cover with parchment paper & spray with cooking spray.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lay parchment paper in pan and spray with cooking spray. Dump batter onto sheet. Flatten batter with hands, making sure you get the corners!
- Place a piece of parchment paper over batter and roll with rolling pin to completely flatten.
- Place batch in oven for 15 minutes.
- Then rotate tray 180 degrees & bake for another 10 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from oven & set out to cool.
When cool, cut flappers into 4”X4” squares. Can freeze for weeks before eating.