Easy raisin flapjack

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Healthy flapjacks - enjoy making these quick and easy raisin flapjacks - great toddler snacks free from refined sugars

These raisin flapjacks are a great little treat for toddlers. Quick to make and bake, they’re made with all natural ingredients and sweeteners with no white refined sugars.

They’re also dairy free and instead of butter we’ve used wholesome coconut oil. A tasty little snack that the whole family can enjoy!

Summary

Prep: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Ages: Toddlers to Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 10 raisin flapjack bars

What is a flapjack?

There are two kinds of flapjacks and they are totally different!

The traditional British flapjack is a popular tray bake that usually includes oats and golden syrup. The North American flapjack is a pancake that’s normally eaten for breakfast.

British style flapjacks can contain so many healthy ingredients, but the store bought varieties can also have a lot of fat and sugar in them as well which negates a lot of the healthiness. Our raisin flapjack bars have natural, simple ingredients that are even suitable for toddlers. And they’re dairy free too.

Natural sweetness and refined sugar free

We’ve sweetened our flapjacks with maple syrup and dates instead of golden syrup and sugar.

Healthy flapjacks - enjoy making these quick and easy raisin flapjacks - great toddler snacks free from refined sugars

Pure maple syrup is tapped from the roots of North American maple trees. It hasn’t been subjected to the the same methods of manufacture as golden syrup.

Golden syrup is made by a process called “inversion” wherein they split the sugar molecule (glucose) into fructose and dextrose.

Due to the lack of processing, pure maple syrup tastes miles away from golden syrup. It’s amber sweetness is free from industrial sugar refining.

There are many kinds of artificial maple syrups on sale, so be sure you check the label to make sure it’s a pure maple syrup variety.

Ingredients

  • 150 grams rolled oats
  • 25 grams sunflower seeds
  • 70 mls melted coconut oil
  • 4 dates
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 75 grams raisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Line a medium rectangular baking dish with baking paper.
  3. Soak 4 dates in a bowl of boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Then remove the dates and take out the stones.
  4. In a blender add the soaked dates, coconut oil and maple syrup. Blend together.
  5. In a bowl mix the oats, sunflower seeds and raisins. (If you’re serving to very young children you might want to blend the sunflower seeds slightly so they are less sharp before adding them in.)
  6. Add the blended dates, oil and maple syrup to the bowl of oats, sunflower seeds and raisins, and mix everything until well combined.
  7. Lay the mixture out on your baking dish and push it down with your fingers until it is tightly packed at a thickness of about 1.5 cm.
  8. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden.
  9. Remove and let cool. Then cut into bars. Enjoy!

Easy raisin flapjack – our step by step guide:

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Healthy flapjacks - enjoy making these quick and easy raisin flapjacks - great toddler snacks free from refined sugars
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Prepare the oven dish

Line a medium sized baking dish with baking paper.

We recommend using baking paper over just greasing the dish as it will allow you to release the flapjacks from the pan seamlessly after cooking.

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Healthy flapjacks - enjoy making these quick and easy raisin flapjacks - great toddler snacks free from refined sugars
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Soak the dates

Soak your dates in a small bowl of boiling water.

Remove them after 5-10 minutes and take the stone out of the centre.

They should be nice and soft.

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Healthy flapjacks - enjoy making these quick and easy raisin flapjacks - great toddler snacks free from refined sugars
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Blend the wet ingredients

Place your soaked dates, the coconut oil (melted) and maple syrup into a blender and blend until smooth.

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Healthy flapjacks - enjoy making these quick and easy raisin flapjacks - great toddler snacks free from refined sugars
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Prepare your dry ingredients

Get out a medium sized mixing bowl and place your oats, raisins and sunflower seeds in it.

Don’t blend these, just put them in the bowl and give everything a good stir to make sure the ingredients are evenly distributed.

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Healthy flapjacks - enjoy making these quick and easy raisin flapjacks - great toddler snacks free from refined sugars
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Mix it all together

Add your wet ingredients from the blender to your dry ingredients.

Mix everything together. You should end up with sticky oats.

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Healthy flapjacks - enjoy making these quick and easy raisin flapjacks - great toddler snacks free from refined sugars
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Spoon into your oven dish

Now tip everything into your parchment lined baking tray. Using your fingers or the back of a spoon, press down firmly on the mixture to compact it.

Stick the pan in the oven and bake your raisin flapjacks for 20-25 minutes.

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Let them completely cool before cutting them into squares.
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Cut into flapjack bars

Let them completely cool before cutting them into squares or bars.

Enjoy your raisin flapjack bars as a healthy snack, free from refined sugars.

Healthy flapjacks - enjoy making these quick and easy raisin flapjacks - great toddler snacks free from refined sugars

 

Healthy flapjacks - enjoy making these quick and easy raisin flapjacks - great toddler snacks free from refined sugars

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Easy raisin flapjack bars

These raisin flapjacks are a great little treat for toddlers. Quick to make and bake, they’re made with all natural ingredients and sweeteners with no white refined sugars. And they’re dairy free too! 
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Keyword healthy flapjack, raisin flapjack, refined sugar free flapjack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 raisin flapjack bars
Author Mas & Pas

Ingredients

  • 150 grams rolled oats
  • 25 grams sunflower seeds
  • 70 mls coconut oil melted
  • 4 dates
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 75 grams raisins

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Line a medium rectangular baking dish with baking paper.
  • Soak 4 dates in a bowl of boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Then remove the dates and take out the stones.
  • In a blender add the soaked dates, the coconut oil and maple syrup. Blend them together.
  • Mix the oats, sunflower seeds and raisins in a bowl. (If you’re making this for very young children you might want to blend the sunflower seeds slightly so they are less sharp before adding them in).
  • Add the blended dates, oil and maple syrup to the bowl of oats, sunflower seeds and raisins, and mix everything until well combined.
  • Lay the mixture out on your baking dish and push it down with your fingers until it is tightly packed at a thickness of about 1.5 cm.
  • Cook for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden.
  • Remove and let cool. Then cut into bars. Enjoy!