Sweet treats

Liz’s no-bake healthy flapjack recipe

This healthy flapjack recipe couldn’t be easier to put together. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a steaming mug of tea. What’s more, it doesn’t require any baking, so is ideal when you’re after a quick snack! Rustle up a batch so you have a plentiful supply to dip into throughout the week.

This healthy flapjack recipe is full of fruits and nuts, bringing a number of helpful wellbeing benefits. We love to use pumpkin seeds here. High in protein and antioxidants, pumpkin seeds also offer uniquely high levels of zinc to strengthen our immune systems and help balance blood sugar levels. These delicious little seeds also contain large amounts of manganese, crucial for bones and thyroid function, and have even been specifically linked to warding off prostate problems. The perfect power snack!

A handful of cherries makes another tasty addition to this teatime treat. These juicy berries are a delicious way to top up on vitamin C, helping to support your immune system.

They’re also teeming with antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, helping to protect the body from damaging molecules.

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Ingredients

  • Large handful (approx 100g) mixed seeds, e.g. pumpkin, linseeds, sunflower)
  • Large handful (approx 100g) of nuts, e.g.walnuts, pecans
  • Large handful unsulphured apricots
  • Small handful sour cherries (optional)
  • Small handful oats (approx 60g)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp nut butter
  • 1 orange, zest
  • squeeze of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil

Method

  1. Blitz the nuts, seeds, dried fruit and oats in a food processor until they make a fine powder.
  2. Add the honey, coconut oil and nut butter, then the zest of one orange and the juice of half a lemon.
  3. Using your hands, mix the ingredients together thoroughly – the wet ingredients will bind together the oats, nuts and seeds.
  4. Pour the mixture into a baking tin or baking tray lined with baking parchment.
  5. Pop into the fridge for at least an hour to let the mixture set.
  6. Once set, cut into small slices and enjoy!

Alternatively, at step 4 roll your flapjack mixture into small balls before putting in the fridge for a delicious bitesize snack.
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