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Recipe: Sugar-free Flapjacks (Oat Bars), rated 5/5 | Gourmandize UK Ireland


Squidgy yummy flapjacks that aren't full of the usual sugar or dripping with butter. The sweetness comes from honey, ripe bananas and dates. Perfect for even toddlers to help you make as there's lots of mixing.

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  • 200g porridge oats
  • 100g dried stoned dates
  • chopped
  • 30g desiccated coconut
  • 30g pumpkin seeds
  • plus extra for sprinkling on the top
  • 30g sunflower seeds
  • plus extra for sprinkling on the top
  • 100g butter
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • mashed


servings 16
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 15mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Preheat oven to 175C and grease a 20cm square baking tin.

Step 2

In a large bowl, mix the oats, dates, coconut, pumpkin and sunflower seeds together.

Step 3

Add the vanilla and mashed bananas to the melted butter and honey, and then pour into the dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly.

Step 4

Press the mixture firmly into your tin and sprinkle over the extra seeds.

Step 5

Bake for 15-20 mins until golden on top and it’s coming away from the sides of the tin.

Step 6

Take out of the oven and, while it’s still warm, use a knife to score where you will cut. Leave in the tin to cool before cutting.


- For simpler flapjacks, leave out the seeds and coconut;
- Add some warming spice like cinnamon or ground ginger;
- Substitute the dates with another sweet dried fruit such as apricots or cherries;
- Make dairy-free flapjacks by replacing the butter with a dairy-free margarine.

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