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Chocolate Flapjacks (Gluten & Refined Sugar Free)

These chewy chocolate flapjacks are very straight forward to make. They can be suitable for people who follow a gluten free and dairy free diet and contain no refined sugar.
4.24 from 25 votes
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings 8
Author Vicki Montague, The Freefrom Fairy


  • 200 g oats - gluten free if required
  • 200 g dates - soaked in 200ml boiling water
  • 70 g coconut oil - melted (or butter if not dairy free)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100 g sugar-free chocolate - optional - check allergens, melted


  • Place the dates in a bowl with the boiling water and leave for about 20 minutes
  • Transfer the dates and water to a blender or small chopper and blend until a paste is formed
  • Transfer the date paste into a large bowl then add the melted coconut oil or butter, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and oats
  • Mix well, then place the mixture into a greased tray measuring approx. 15cm x 25cm
  • Spread the mixture out and smooth the top before placing in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees, 160 degree fan, gas mark 4 for 25 minutes
  • Leave to cool before topping with melted chocolate or cutting into slices


Nutrition information is for guidance only and includes the chocolate topping

Nutrition (Approx)

Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 16g | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2.2mg