baking, food

Fruit and seed flapjacks (no added fat, no added sugar)

My recipe for fruit and seed flapjacks using gluten-free oats.

These are an alternative to traditional oat flapjacks. They have no added fat or added sugar.

Makes about 8 portions. If you want more flapjacks, scale up the recipe as required.

Fruit and seed flapjacks using gluten-free oats, no added fat, no added sugar


  • 400g ripe bananas
  • 250g gluten-free oats
  • 75g sultanas, or raisins, or a 50/50 mix of both
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 35g mixed seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence.


  1. Mash the bananas thoroughly with a fork. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, sultanas, ground cinnamon, and mix.
  3. Add the mashed bananas, seeds and vanilla essence. The whole mixture should now be a wettish mouldable one.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish lined with a baking liner or baking paper. Spread the mixture evenly into the baking dish with a spoon and compact, especially at the corners and edges. Use a wetted dessert spoon to prevent sticking.
  5. Bake at 170 deg C fan for 35 mins until golden on top. Ovens vary so you may need to adjust the temperature and timing.
  6. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. After 10 mins, lightly mark out the portions. After a further 30 mins, cut into portions then leave to cool completely. If you’ve used a baking liner, simply lift out the flapjacks from the baking dish and place on a wire rack.

Nutrition (per flapjack)

  • 8 flapjacks, 200 calories per flapjack
  • fat 4.3g (0.7g saturated)
  • carbs 32.7g
  • sugar 13.0g
  • protein 5.5g
  • fibre 4.9g
  • salt neg.


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