Molasses: tasty, healthy and natural sweetening

I love molasses almost as much as chocolate in baking. It is a healthy sweetener with almost half the sugar of other sugars but loads of healthful minerals and masses of glorious flavour.   There are just two ingredients so these bars are very easy to make.  I enjoy these healthy bars for breakfast, not too sweet and a great start to the day,. They are also delcious with a cup of coffee or packed in lunchboxes or rucksacks for walking and cycling.

Every day I love these bars more and more until they are finished. They are intensely flavoursome and relatively low in sugar,, which is made even healhtier by the high fibre of the linseed which slows down the rate you digest sugars thereby protecting you from sugar spikes and the droopiness that follows foods made with refined sugars and starches.

Healthy ground linseed bars

With almost 14g of ground linseed in each bar it means a whopping 5.5g omega-3 and 6g fibre but only 12 g sugar and no wheat and gluten-free. Which makes these really healthy bars and a great way to eat your daily linseed.

Simple sticky 2 ingredient molasses flax bars
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Servings Prep Time Cook Time
14bars 10minutes 15-20minutes
Servings Prep Time
14bars 10minutes
Cook Time
15-20minutes
Ingredients
  • 295 g Organic blackstrap molasses black treacle is ok too
  • 305 g Flax Farm ground linseed Bronze or gold
  • 135 g Boiling water
Servings: bars
Units:
Ingredients
  • 295 g Organic blackstrap molasses black treacle is ok too
  • 305 g Flax Farm ground linseed Bronze or gold
  • 135 g Boiling water
Servings: bars
Units:
Instructions
  1. Heat molasses until just starting to bubble but don't overheat.
  2. Add boiling water, stir, then add the ground linseed. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Place mixture in a 14 x 9 inch baking tray lined with baking parchment/silicon paper and level out until smooth.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes at 160C, take care not to overcook.
  5. Remove from oven, allow to cool and cut into 14 slices.Low sugar molasses flaxjacks recipe
  6. Low sugar molasses flaxjacks recipe
Recipe Notes

Honey or malt extract can be substituted for the molasses.

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