Flapjacks have been one of the biggest baking challenges I have had purely because traditionally we use honey or syrup to hold the oats together. One of my besties asked me is there a sugar free flapjack recipe? I had a look on the web but many ‘sugar free’ flapjack recipes contain maple syrup, honey or agave, which are all forms of sugar my body doesn’t tolerate well at the moment.

Word of the week was ACHIEVE and I was really wondering how I was going to. This recipe is still a work in progress, I can get it to stay together if stored in the fridge but if left out in a warm room too long it will start to become more crumbly! Crumbly deliciousness though….so I’m sharing. I eat these before class as the coconut oil and oats are fuel, the chocolate is full of antioxidants and a stimulant so energises me and the nut butter a great source of protein.

  • You will need:
    140g coconut oil
    50g xylitol
    240g gluten free oats
    1 tsp. vanilla essence
    50g 100% chocolate
    100g peanut/almond butter

Melt the coconut oil in a bain-marie and when liquid remove from the heat and stir in vanilla and xylitol

Then add the chocolate and allow to melt into the mixture. If you need to you can put the bowl back over the hot water, but make sure the heat is really low so you don’t burn the chocolate.

Whilst the mixture is still warm stir in the nut butter until thoroughlyimage-1 mixed

Fold in the oats until they are completely covered in the mixture

Spoon into a 9 inch round baking tin, or whatever you have available( medium plate size if possible), and press firmly down to compact the oats which will make it hold together better.

Place in a preheated oven and bake at 175 degrees for 20 minutes. NB when you take out it will still feel soft due to all the good fats it contains.

Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then score into slices when firmer and put in the fridge to cool and for storage.

If you are planning on taking for a picnic, keep in a cool bag or throw in the freezer and take out on the day.

Alison Beadle

Alison Beadle

Alison Beadle, UK, has been a fitness pro for over a decade, in various disciplines, as a Certified Level 3 Personal Trainer. She specializes in pre/post natal fitness, and is also a Reiki 2 Practitioner, and as a willPower Method® Phase 2 instructor, she now follows her feet! Most recently her passion has been gluten, dairy, wheat and sugar free cooking, which led her to write her first book, Sugar Free Me; at