Clean and simple flapjack with no butter, refined sugar or flavourings. #vegan #cleaneating Hello you lovely lot! Β Flapjack is a food often considered as healthy but most of the time it contains ridiculous amounts of butter and sugar. Even the healthier versions available to purchase from health shops and online shops can be too heavy if they are made with so called yogurt or chocolate toppings, heavy loaded with nuts and/or artificial “low calorie” sweeteners.

Clean and simple flapjack with no butter, refined sugar or flavourings. #vegan #cleaneating Clean and simple flapjack with no butter, refined sugar or flavourings. #vegan #cleaneating My simple and clean flapjack recipe contains only 2 tablespoons ofΒ rice syrup for the entire batch and no refined sugar. This homemade version take less than 5 minutes to whip up and I guarantee you will have most of the ingredients in your kitchen cupboard. It lasts for up to 5 days and makes a perfect snack on the go, or with a nice cuppa! Try this recipe out and experiment with your own healthy ingredients to put your own twist on your flapjack.Clean and simple flapjack with no butter, refined sugar or flavourings. #vegan #cleaneating

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Clean and simple flapjack recipe for moist and delicious flapjacks which the all family will love
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Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • 2 cups oats
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil (I used Coconut Merchant coconut oil)
  • 2 tbsp rice syrup or raw honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 175 degrees.
  2. Grease your baking square dish with a bit of coconut oil and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl mash the bananas with melted coconut oil, rice syrup and vanilla extract.
  4. In a large bowl mix the oats, cinnamon, raisins and almonds.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir to blend.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for around 40 minutes or until the top is lightly brown.
  7. Devour!
Much love,
Hedi

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66 Comments on Simple and clean flapjack

  1. Annett
    March 29, 2015 at 2:45 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Hedi, love, love, LOVE this recipe! Super easy to make and very delicious. Awesome snack, especially for my long bike rides. Gives me the energy I need to spend hours on my bike. Thanks for posting this amazing flapjack recipe.
    Cheers,
    Annett

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    • Jaye B.
      April 9, 2016 at 11:59 pm (1 year ago)

      Yummy recipe! I used allergen friendly chocolate chips & craisins instead of the nuts and raisins. It took me a second to realize that your oven temp is celsius! I will definitely make this again. It was very easy.

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      • Hedi Hearts
        April 10, 2016 at 6:24 pm (1 year ago)

        Wow your version sounds better than mine Jaye! Thank you for sharing with me. Hedi xxx

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  2. Roxana Grey
    April 5, 2015 at 7:42 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh.My.God!!! Heidi, they’re in the oven and I’m already in love with the smell!! My first time ever making flapjacks and I have a feeling I’ll ‘hate’ you for this as I’ll be addicted!!! I’m on a constant diet/exercise regime and having one flapjack with a 0% yogurt for breakfast replaces my porridge quite nicely I thought!! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you P.S. I used organic raw honey instead of rice syrup.

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    • Hedi Hearts
      April 6, 2015 at 7:18 am (2 years ago)

      Roxanne, thanks so much for this lovely comment. I think you will LOVE ME because they are amazing! Keep the good work and let me know how you getting on. PS: Brown rice syrup is the best!! xxx

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  3. Joe
    May 14, 2015 at 7:41 pm (2 years ago)

    Hey, great recipes thank you, what’s your best alternative to the coconut oil, the wife is allergic to coconut! Thanks

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    • Hedi Hearts
      May 15, 2015 at 11:52 am (2 years ago)

      Hey Joe, thanks for lovely comment. Hmmm I would say almond oil, avocado oil, chia seeds oil, hemp seed basically any nut oil. Hope this helps Hedi xx

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  4. Just Ems
    May 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm (2 years ago)

    Sooooo tempted to make these over the longer weekend! They look amazing!

    Loving your website for treat inspiration. Hedi you’re amazing for coming up with all of these ideas and sharing them for us all to see that we can still have sweet treats and stay clean too! I will be indulging more in treats/cakes/bakery things when I reach goal (currently losing weight) as there is a high chance I’ll bake something and eat it all to myself!

    Thank you xx

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    • Hedi Hearts
      May 25, 2015 at 5:20 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Ems for a lovely comment and kind words, means a lot. Best of luck with you journey lovely Hedi xxx PS: These flapjacks are simply gorgeous! xx

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      • Just Ems
        May 29, 2015 at 8:21 pm (2 years ago)

        Oh Hedi… I’ve just made them and cut some up and currently stuffing my face with them as I type! They are GORGEOUS!! I substituted raisins for 100% St Lucia chocolate from Hotel Chocolat which I’m guessing isn’t clean but I can’t stand raisins!
        Love love love this recipe, thank you for creating it and sharing with us xx

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  5. claire
    June 2, 2015 at 6:57 am (2 years ago)

    Really want to make these but without banana, is there something I could use instead?

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    • Hedi Hearts
      June 2, 2015 at 10:20 am (2 years ago)

      Yes you could use apple sauce instead or even mashed up avocado would work nicely Hedi xxx

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  6. sue
    July 8, 2015 at 7:44 am (2 years ago)

    hi would love to make these but am allergic to bananas, are there any alternatives I can use?

    Thank you

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    • Hedi Hearts
      July 8, 2015 at 11:27 am (2 years ago)

      Hello Sue, yes you could use apple sauce instead or pureed sweet potatoes or pumpkin. Hope it helps Hedi xxxx

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  7. Geesy
    July 12, 2015 at 3:09 pm (2 years ago)

    Any idea of calorie value in these? Thinking of trying them struggling with sweet snacks! X

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    • Hedi Hearts
      July 14, 2015 at 9:24 am (2 years ago)

      Hello Geesy, I dont count calories, I count chemicals. These are all good ingredients, so enjoy in moderation πŸ™‚ Hedi xxx

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  8. Karen
    July 29, 2015 at 9:24 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi Heidi,

    Can’t remember if I ever contacted you, but just an update, this is now my 6th time baking these flapjacks!

    They’re amazing and I save lots of money a week on ‘elevenses’. Substituting the highly sugary cereal bars, they are filling and great to keep you going.

    I’ve tried your recipe, using all the ingredients specified and also added a tbsp of almond butter to the wet ingredients, minus the cinnamon and raisins in the dry ingredients. You’re right when you say the recipe is adaptable!

    Amazing for children I imagine- I don’t even have any, but it’s so simple, it’s a perfect way to get them involved in healthy choices and simple preparation of good food early on in life.

    Well done and I will continue to read your great recipes.

    Karen πŸ™‚

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  9. Lucilla
    September 9, 2015 at 11:24 am (2 years ago)

    hi, I made these today. What size baking tin do you make these in? I used a square tin but the recipe only fills half the tin (23cm). Thank you πŸ™‚

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    • Hedi Hearts
      September 9, 2015 at 1:52 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi Lucilla, I have a smaller one, 8 x 8 Did you make them tall? Hedi xx

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      • Lucilla
        September 21, 2015 at 6:34 pm (2 years ago)

        They fit in half of my tin, (normal flapjack size) but didn’t come out great. Only put them in for 20 minutes, any more and they would have burned. But they tasted dry, even though the inside looked kind of gooey still. Don’t know where I went wrong, mine looked nothing like the picture. Was pretty disappointed!

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  10. Victoria
    September 22, 2015 at 3:39 am (2 years ago)

    Hi Hedi, these look so good! What type of oats work best? Quick cook, thick rolled, steel cut? Looking forward to trying them out , thanks for a wholesome, healthy flapjack recipe!

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    • Hedi Hearts
      September 22, 2015 at 7:53 am (2 years ago)

      Hello Victoria, thanks so much for a lovely comment. I use traditional rolled oats, but I bet it would taste lovely with steel cut too! Let me know if you make it Hedi xxx

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      • Lucilla
        September 23, 2015 at 1:07 pm (2 years ago)

        I’m going to try these in a smaller tin, and see if that works. I used normal runny honey in the last batch, do you think that would make a difference to the rice syrup? Determined to make some healthy yummy flapjacks haha! Any help or advice would be so appreciated!

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  11. Phoebe
    October 11, 2015 at 12:32 pm (2 years ago)

    Can I make this recipe without bananas?

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    • Hedi Hearts
      October 12, 2015 at 8:43 am (2 years ago)

      Hello Phoebe, you can use apple sauce instead of bananas. I usually get baby apple puree because it has nothing else added Hedi xxx

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  12. Toni
    November 23, 2015 at 3:25 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh my these are delish , made these last night with baby Apple puree instead of banana ans some cocoa powder . Better than the naked bars , I will save a fortune on our snacks ❀️

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    • Hedi Hearts
      November 23, 2015 at 3:38 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Toni, glad you enjoying these and yes clean eating doesn’t have to cost a lot! Hedi xx

      Reply
  13. Alida @My Little Italian Kitchen
    December 4, 2015 at 6:18 pm (1 year ago)

    I really love your recipe. No sugar added and simple ingredients. I love honey and oats too so bookmarking this. Thank you!

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    • Hedi Hearts
      December 5, 2015 at 11:15 am (1 year ago)

      awww thank you Alida. If you do make them let me know if you loved them! Hedi xxx

      Reply
  14. Genevieve
    December 6, 2015 at 1:34 am (1 year ago)

    Hello Hedi! πŸ™‚
    Greetings from Fort-Lauderdale, South Florida!
    I just finished making this recipe literally 30 minutes ago… WOW! Sooo delicious!!! My mom and I ate 1/2 of the batch already! Devour indeed!!!
    Will definitely double the recipe next time we make this (probably tomorrow!). Thank you so much for sharing this yummy goodness.
    The only issue I had was that at first I set my oven to 175… Fahrenheit. Then it hit me (after 40 minutes when it didn’t look cooked) that I should probably set my oven to the equivalent F temperature! πŸ˜€

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    • Hedi Hearts
      December 11, 2015 at 9:16 am (1 year ago)

      Hello lovely, your comment made me laugh, thank you for sharing with me! Glad you like the flapjack..you should try the simple granola bars, they are divine! Keep in touch with your baking adventures πŸ™‚ Hedi xxx

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      • Genevieve
        December 14, 2015 at 12:37 am (1 year ago)

        I will! πŸ™‚ I make a similar snack with dates, cashews, and coconut flakes and it is delicious! I can’t wait to try your recipe! I love cranberries!
        I was thinking of making a batch with dried cherries! I think that will be really good too! πŸ™‚

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  15. Kay
    December 30, 2015 at 10:11 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi Hedi! I doubled your recipe and have them currently baking in a 9×13 dish (I’m feeling impatient they smell SO good!) I put them in for 40 minutes and they were still very gooey. I have them in for an additional 20 minutes, but wanted to make sure I read the oven temp currently at 175 fhehenheit. Thank you πŸ™‚

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    • Hedi Hearts
      December 30, 2015 at 10:27 pm (1 year ago)

      No lovely! It is 175 degrees not Fahrenheit ! :-))) Hedi xxx

      Reply
  16. Jay Dalton
    January 3, 2016 at 1:16 pm (1 year ago)

    Wonderful recipe, can’t wait to try it! Just wondering that if adding raw honey then cooking it makes it no longer raw honey. I heard that heating raw honey kills off the fragile minerals in it. I only take it straight off the spoon (occasionally) as a health boost. Maybe I’m wrong?! I’ll make mine with agave probably. Thanks for your great blog! X

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    • Hedi Hearts
      January 3, 2016 at 4:57 pm (1 year ago)

      Raw honey is the best, full of goodness! These are baked flapjacks, so it will reduce the amount of minerals, but still better than agave nectar. Hedi xx

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  17. Nadia
    January 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm (1 year ago)

    They look amazing Hedi πŸ™‚ I would never buy a ready made flapjack! I can’t believe they’re always labeled as ‘healthy’ when they’re so full of fat and sugar and other additives! I love that your version is sweetened mainly with banana and raisins πŸ™‚ they look so delicious! πŸ˜€

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    • Hedi Hearts
      January 15, 2016 at 8:28 am (1 year ago)

      Aww thank you so much Nadia, comment from a foodie like you means a lot! Hedi xxxx

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  18. Louise
    January 23, 2016 at 9:29 pm (1 year ago)

    Hedi
    I haven’t made these flapjacks yet however Im looking forward to doing them at my daughters nxt weekend with my grandson. I cycle everyday and think they’d be great for eating before I leave or while I’m cycling. Thanks for the inspiration

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  19. Oh this is my kind of recipe! I am so excited to try these. I think I have everything on hand except the almonds. I am going to the store tomorrow so I will pick them up and be ready to make these!!

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  20. Liz
    June 3, 2016 at 5:50 pm (12 months ago)

    Hi, what is a cup measurement in grand pls?

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    • Liz
      June 3, 2016 at 5:50 pm (12 months ago)

      I mean grams!

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    • Hedi Hearts
      June 12, 2016 at 6:08 pm (12 months ago)

      Just use your normal coffee cup Liz, I have the 250 ml one. Hedi xx

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      • Gab
        December 1, 2016 at 10:16 pm (6 months ago)

        hi Hedi, if you use this recipe what is the percentage of how much: Fat, Sugar and Salt you will have. If you don’t know thanks anyway

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        • Hedi Hearts
          December 2, 2016 at 8:55 am (6 months ago)

          Sorry lovely, I don’t do macros. Hedi xxx

          Reply
  21. declan
    July 13, 2016 at 8:12 pm (11 months ago)

    If i add cocoa powder will it make it chocolatey?

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    • Hedi Hearts
      July 14, 2016 at 4:42 am (11 months ago)

      It will definitely, but don’t add a lot otherwise it might lose its sweetness, Hedi xxx

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  22. Zee
    August 29, 2016 at 7:32 pm (9 months ago)

    Hi Hedi, i made these today with organic mulberry syrup i got in Turkey instead of rice syrup and walnuts, they are YUMMY! Thanks so much :))) Zee from London

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    • Hedi Hearts
      August 30, 2016 at 10:10 am (9 months ago)

      Wow Zee Mulberry syrup sounds amazing, I am jealous! So happy to hear you enjoyed them! Big hug, Hedi xxx

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  23. Alice
    September 5, 2016 at 7:38 pm (9 months ago)

    Could I freeze these? If so how long would they last after defrosting?

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    • Hedi Hearts
      September 6, 2016 at 5:40 am (9 months ago)

      Yes, you can freeze them. Once defrosted eat straight away and don’t freeze again xx

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  24. Andrew
    September 18, 2016 at 12:16 am (8 months ago)

    Hello is there a reason the bananas have to be very ripe?

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    • Hedi Hearts
      September 19, 2016 at 3:59 pm (8 months ago)

      The reason is that they are more sweet and more sticky so will help with the flavour as well as bind it all together. Hedi xx

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  25. Tracy
    September 25, 2016 at 2:15 pm (8 months ago)

    Hi can you use organic agave nectar instead of raw honey and if so should I reduce the amount?

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    • Hedi Hearts
      September 25, 2016 at 4:55 pm (8 months ago)

      Yes you can tracy and use the same amount. Hedi xx

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  26. Lind
    October 26, 2016 at 2:48 pm (7 months ago)

    Hi Hedi. Just made the flapjacks. Just wondering what baking tin did you use as the one I used was to big and they burnt on top and didn’t cook through on the inside. Thanks

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    • Hedi Hearts
      October 28, 2016 at 8:03 pm (7 months ago)

      Hello lovely, I used 20cm x 18cm xxx

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  27. Victoria Elford
    January 15, 2017 at 2:24 pm (4 months ago)

    I’ve just made these flapjacks and they are totally yummy! I’m going to try apple puree next time. I have shared the recipe on Facebook… Thanks Hedi x

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    • Hedi Hearts
      January 15, 2017 at 5:45 pm (4 months ago)

      Awwww Victoria you have made my day lovely! thanks so much for leaving such a lovely comment xxx

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      • Vikki
        April 8, 2017 at 7:34 am (2 months ago)

        I am still making these flapjacks and using melon as an alternative to banana is my favourite!

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  28. Sobia Iqbal
    January 29, 2017 at 5:26 pm (4 months ago)

    Hi….I just made these but didn’t find them that sweet. Are they meant to be not very sweet? The bananas had pretty much black skin (although maybe not very brown inside? Just very mushy) and I used two dessert spoons, not tablespoons, of honey (just whatever spoon came into my hand….was that mistake?). Also do you think maybe cinnamon counteracts the sweetness?

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  29. Jaqui
    March 13, 2017 at 1:16 pm (3 months ago)

    Hi, I just wondered if I could use carotino red palm fruit & rapseed oil in place of coconut oil? I’ve been looking for a healthy flapjack receipe and can’t wait to try these. Also where do I buy the rice syrup I have not found it yet.

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    • Hedi Hearts
      March 13, 2017 at 7:23 pm (3 months ago)

      Yes , you could. Instead of rice syrup you could use honey or maple syrup, or whatever you have x x x

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  30. Charlotte
    May 4, 2017 at 6:34 am (4 weeks ago)

    Hi, these look delicious ! I was just wondering what size baking tin you would recommend ? Thank you!

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    • Hedi Hearts
      May 4, 2017 at 10:33 am (4 weeks ago)

      8 inch square one lovely x x

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      • Charlotte
        May 6, 2017 at 3:16 pm (3 weeks ago)

        Thank you !!

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