Healthy Flapjacks Recipe

| October 24, 2013

I promised in my Homemade Advent Calendar post last week that I’d share my recipe for Healthy Flapjacks. I’ll be popping some of these into Imogen’s Christmas advent calendar as a deliciously natural, sweet and chewy treat.

healthy flapjacks

These are easy to make and last for several days in the fridge if you can keep them for that long without little (or big) fingers getting hold of them…

Makes 15 Flapjacks


  • 1 Apple
  • 60 ml 100% Orange Juice
  • 1 cup Whole Rolled Oats
  • 1/3 cup Raisins and finely chopped Dried Apricots
  • 3 teaspoons Sesame Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon


1. Heat the oven to 180 C. Line a 22cm cake tin with baking paper.

2. Wash and core the apple. Cut into thin slices and place in a pan. Add the Orange Juice and bring to the boil.

3. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, uncovered and stirring occasionally until the apple is soft.

4. Puree the Apple and Orange Juice with a hand-held mixer or in a food processor.

5. Stir the Cinnamon, Oats, Sesame Seeds, Raisins and Dried Apricots into the apple puree and mix well.

6. Tip the mixture into the tin and spread out evenly at approximately 1 cm thick.

7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until firm and golden brown.

8. Let it cool before cutting into wedges.

As an alternative to buying organic muesli bars I make flapjacks with organic ingredients and we take a couple out with us each day for after the playground. Some weeks I use pears rather than apples and substitute the orange juice for apple juice. Have fun creating your own version.

Enjoy healthy flapjacks as snacks, an after dinner treat or pop into your child’s lunch box.

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  1. These look very yummy and (relatively) easy to make. I love the idea of using pear. May also experiment and add choclate, ok may be not so healthy, but love the idea of muesli bar with pear and chocolate. Alos, just noticed your linky!

    • Lydia says:

      Now that sounds tasty! Imogen wouldn’t eat them if I used chocolate as she doesn’t like the taste of it (only time will tell…)!

  2. Oana79 says:

    Oh, lovely, my little one eats oats every day for breakfast but has moments when she is bored with them (like this week, for example!). This is a great way to keep up good habits and introducing oats in a new form to her! Many thanks, I will pin this for later!

  3. HonestMum says:

    Oh wow, my kids would love these, delicious! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  4. Aimee says:

    Oh these look great! Perfect for lunch boxes!

  5. Mammasaurus says:

    Yum yum! I am a huge flapjack fan so this ticks all my boxes!

  6. 76sunflowers says:

    Wow! A truly healthy flapjack. I’ve been looking for one without a vat of butter and syrup – will definitely have a go 🙂

  7. These do sound nice and healthy. The ones I usually make are not healthy. Hopping over via Recipe of the Week

  8. Mhairi says:

    I’ve never added sesame seeds in my flapjacks, definitely going to try adding them next time. Looks yummy.

  9. Oooh, these look really darn good. I just love flapjacks and put seeds in just about everything so this is right up my street.

    Thanks so much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek – I’ve Pinned this post and there’s a fresh linky live on the blog now. Hope you join in! x