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LPM Made This: Flapjacks for Labour

If you’ve had a gander at my Pre-baby Maternity Leave Bucket List, you’ll know that I wanted to make some flapjacks for labour to take to the hospital with me for labour. I’m not really sure where this idea came from, but I’ve been pretty set on it since we discussed labour in one of our NCT classes. I think there’s part of me that thinks baking flapjacks is a really ‘mumsy’ thing to do so I’m starting as I mean to go on…

With the shelf-life of the average flapjack lasting about a week, I’ve been holding off making them, but with 9 days left until due date – now seems a good a time as any. I can always whip up another batch if needed!

I used a recipe in my Grandma’s Recipe book that my Nan bought me for Christmas or birthday years ago. So simple: rolled oats, brown sugar, golden syrup, plain flour and raisins.


I have to say… I may have eaten the odd bit of mixture as I went along and it did all taste rather scrumptious. You can’t really go wrong with flapjacks though can you? The recipe above said that it would do about 16 flapjacks… but only if you are having TINY TINY little portions. I doubled up and still got 16 portions out of it. A labouring mamma needs hefty portions!

I’ve been warned to take a variety of foods to eat as you can never predict what you might fancy but so far, my instincts seem to have me packing lots of high sugar-high carb options. I’d love to hear about the foods you ate during labour if you’d like to share. Hopefully not long to go now…

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  • Reply Fi Ni Neachtain

    I love flapjacks! How lovely that you’re making your own for labour. I always had a chocolate chip one at my hospital appointments 🙂

    May 12, 2016 at 10:06 am
  • Reply Jenni

    I love flapjacks. I couldn’t eat during labour, I vomited every time I ate or drank. I think I managed a couple of jelly babies near the end x

    May 12, 2016 at 4:50 pm
  • Reply Lyndsay-Rose

    These look lovely! Wish I had something yummy like this. I didn’t get to eat anything in labour, was exhausted and starving after birth. Had to wait an hour for toast!
    Hopefully I’ll be more prepared next time

    May 12, 2016 at 11:07 pm
  • Reply Fashion and Style Police

    I like the sound of this flapjacks. Bookmarking this post.

    May 12, 2016 at 11:43 pm
  • Reply Kara

    Oh they look delicious and will certainly keep the energy levels up!

    May 13, 2016 at 8:14 am
  • Reply Rachel S

    I love the smell of flapjacks as they are cooking and as a child, my Nan would serve them to us with custard as a dessert x

    May 13, 2016 at 11:10 am
  • Reply RachelSwirl

    mmmm I LOVE FLAPJACK, this looks lovely.

    May 13, 2016 at 4:16 pm
  • Reply Melanie Edjourian

    yummy, I do love flapjacks although doubt i’d be able to eat them during labour.

    May 13, 2016 at 10:32 pm
  • Reply My First Bullet Journal - Little Pickle's Mom

    […] In fact, if this sounds like you, I’d stop reading now. Go on. Shut down. Go and see my flapjack recipe instead. Trust […]

    May 17, 2016 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours

    Flapjacks are just the best for any situation. All that sugar and butter is completely offset by the oats right?

    May 24, 2016 at 11:07 am
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