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Healthy Sugar Free Flapjacks (Gluten Free)

This simple healthy flapjack recipe takes minutes to make and is a wholesome snack that everyone will enjoy. While most flapjack recipes contain a lot of refined sugar, I have used bananas and dates to sweeten mine. These soft flapjacks are bound to be a hit with the whole family.
4.35 from 107 votes
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings 16
Author Vicki Montague, the Freefrom Fairy


  • 100 g pitted dates - soaked in 100g boiling water
  • 85 g ripe banana - when peeled - about one small one
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract - ideally sugar free
  • 50 g coconut oil - melted
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 250 g gluten free oats - or 'normal' oats if you can tolerate gluten


  • Place the dates in a bowl with the boiling water and leave to soak for at least 5 minutes
  • Once soaked, tip the dates and water into a food processor or blender along with the banana, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract and bicarbonate of soda. Process until smooth and paste-like
  • Tip the paste into a bowl and add the oats.
  • Stir to combine, then place the mixture in a greased oven-proof dish measuring approx. 20 x 15cm.
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees, 160 degree fan, gas mark 4 for approx. 25 minutes until golden and firm
  • Once cool cut up and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days


Nutrition date is to be used as a guide only.

Nutrition (Approx)

Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.7mg