Healthy flapjacks

Healthy flapjacks
Make these easy healthy flapjacks with dates & walnuts for when you need a pick-me-up. Plant-based and vegan, they're ideal for those on a dairy-free diet

  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:15 mins
    • Cook:25 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 9

  • Dairy-free
  • Egg-free
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving (9)


  • 100g pitted medjool dates
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g walnut halves
  • 250g porridge oats
  • 50g hemp seeds


  • STEP 1

    Line a 20 x 20cm square tin with parchment. Roughly chop the dates and cover with 100ml boiling water. Leave to soak for 10 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Put the banana in a bowl, mash with a fork, then stir in the cinnamon, vanilla, a pinch of sea salt and the soaked dates along with their liquid.

  • STEP 3

    Tip the mixture into a food processor with half of the walnuts and 100g of the oats. Pulse until you have a thick paste. Tip into a bowl and combine with most of the remaining nuts, oats and hemp seeds.

  • STEP 4

    Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Press the mixture into the lined tin, top with the remaining nuts and seeds and, bake for 20-25 mins until golden and firm. Leave to cool completely before cutting into nine squares.

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