Get Rachel’s simple recipe for vegan Flapjacks made with whole food ingredients and zero sugar. Wholesome, nourishing, and sweet enough for kids to love.
A whole lot of wholesomeness
These simple but satisfying Flapjacks are perfect for packing in school lunchboxes or offering as an after-school snack. (See our suggestion for packing below.) And because all the sweetness comes from fruit, they make a brilliant energising breakfast option.
The Flapjacks are dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free (unless mixed in as an optional addition), sugar-free, and gluten-free if you use GF oats.
They’re full of nourishing, fibre-rich ingredients with loads of tummy-loving prebiotics.
Rachel’s Sugar-Free Vegan Flapjacks
- 120g Medjool Dates, pitted
- 120g Ripe Banana (about one small one)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 pinch Sea Salt (optional)
- 60g Coconut Oil, melted
- ½ tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
- 300g Oats (use gluten-free, if needed)
- 50g Desiccated Coconut
- Optional additions: Cacao Nibs, Pumpkin Seeds, chopped Almonds* or Pecans*
1. Preheat oven to 180 °C.
2. Place the dates in a bowl with 100g water just off the boil, and leave to soak for at least 5 minutes.
3. Once soaked, tip the dates and water into a food processor or blender along with the banana, coconut oil, vanilla extract, sea salt (if using) and bicarbonate of soda. Process until smooth and paste-like.
4. Use a spatula to transfer the paste into a bowl and stir in the oats, coconut, and any optional additions*. Spread the mixture into a greased baking dish, approximately 20 x 20cm.
5. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden and firm.
6. Allow to cool before cutting into individual portions. The flapjacks will keep in an airtight container for up to four days.
*Don’t forget to leave out the nuts if your child will be taking these to school.
The perfect packed snack
When it comes to packing these Flapjacks, we recommend reusable food wraps in place of cling film. Not only will they keep plastic waste out of landfills and oceans, but their cherry patterns will brighten your child’s snacktime during the school day.