These Healthy Oat Flapjacks are a brilliant on-the-go breakfast or snack. Gluten-free, refined-sugar-free, and made with little to no butter or oil, they’re super easy and quick to make!
During my first 4 years at Primary School, I used to have school dinners every lunchtime. First you’d have your name ticked off the register, then you’d grab a boldly-coloured plastic plate that had different sections, before queuing up. The dinner ladies slopped food onto your plate, then you’d pick up partly-wet cutlery and find a table in the hall to sit at.
In the large compartment (half the plate), the savoury main meal was served. Then in the quarter section was the pudding. The little circle compartment was where your plastic cup of water sat.
Each weekday was a different meal. So every Monday we had burgers and peas, Tuesday was roast, and Wednesday was some sort of stew. Thursday was leftover vegetables with chicken or beef, then Friday – everyone’s favourite – was fish & chips!
Dessert would vary, but it was always either: chocolate sponge with chocolate sauce, apple crumble, toffee pudding, fruit salad, apple tart and custard, or flapjack. Although the chocolate sponge and toffee pudding would be close behind, my favourite pudding was the flapjack. Soft, sweet and chewy, it was usually served on Fridays.
So, I decided to recreate the chewy treats.
Meet these Healthy Oat Flapjacks!
Actually, the ingredients aren’t far different to traditional flapjacks. Due to being made with honey and without flour, flapjacks are naturally free from refined sugar and gluten.
However, these healthy oat flapjacks are also made with Greek yoghurt instead of butter or oil. I did use 3 tablespoons of butter to add that bit of traditional greasiness, but you can omit it and just use Greek yoghurt! With no eggs involved, use a dairy-free alternative to yoghurt, and they’re vegan!
Simply mix the ingredients, press into a baking dish, then bake for 25 minutes.
Leave to cool, cut into squares (or rectangles!), then serve.