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Healthy Vegan Flapjacks

Healthy Vegan Flapjacks - theskinnyfoodco


Flapjacks are one of our favourite breakfast foods here at Skinny Food Co HQ. They're fluffy, sweet & loaded with protein. But what about vegan-friendly alternatives? Well, great news vegans! We've got you covered, our healthy vegan flapjacks are made with almond flour, flaxseeds, bananas, cinnamon, vanilla extract, maple syrup and coconut oil - ditching the butter and replacing it with a healthier alternative for the ultimate healthy flapjacks recipe. 

How To Make Vegan Flapjack

Before we get into the ingredients, let's look at the kitchen appliances and tools you'll need before making your vegan snack

(Make sure you have to hand: a large mixing bowl, a whisk,  square baking tin with baking paper, an airtight container for storage &  some desired toppings such as chocolate chips, salted caramel sauce and desiccated coconut

You'll need:

  • Vegan Butter or Margarine (Alternatively Coconut Oil)
  • 260g Rolled Oats
  • 100g Soft Brown Sugar 
  • 5 Tbsp Skinny Food Cos Maple Syrup


fan favourite vegan flapjacks

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 180c/350 F

Step 2: Prepare your station, lining your deep baking tin with baking parchment - we advise using more paper than required in order to make it easy to remove the flapjacks once cooked. 

Step 3: Melt the vegan butter -  Melting vegan butter can be done just the same as standard margarine or dairy butter - however, if you've opted for coconut oil, bear in mind that if the coconut oil comes in a clear glass jar you are able to heat the entire jar in the microwave for easy use. This also minimises the chances of burning or overheating the oil.

Step 4: Add the oats to the melted margarine and mix together, coating well, once coated mix in the brown sugar & syrup and continue to mix.

Step 5: If you are not adding any milk or dark chocolate chips, then now is the time to move from the mixing bowl to the tin with baking parchment. Your mixture should be sticky and hold together quite well- transferring this could be tricky, we typically use a plastic baking spatula, but if you do not have one it's no biggy - just use the back of a large spoon!

Step 6: Bake the oat mixture for 25-30 minutes depending on desired results, if you like soft flapjacks then baking for a shorter amount of time will give you a soft, gooey flapjack, whereas baking for longer will produce crunchy flapjacks.

Step 7: Cut the dairy-free flapjacks into 12 squares before allowing time to cool

Step 8: Once cooled remove the baking paper

What Toppings For Vegan Flapjacks

If by any chance you've stumbled upon this in the search for American flapjacks (or more commonly referred to in the UK as pancakes, then never fear - we have the perfect vegan pancake recipe here - in collaboration with Emilie who talked us through her favourite vegan meals to eat in a day!

But if you're in the right place and want to know how you can take your standard flapjack recipes from basic to brilliant, then let's take a look at some flapjack toppings that will blow you away. 

Here are some of our top pics for flapjack toppings: 

  • Coconut Honey - With desiccated coconut and our vegan honey these offer a sweet & nutty take on the traditional flapjack recipe
  • Golden Syrup - Keeping it classic with a sweet addition to your vegan snack bar
  • Peanut Butter - Our 100% peanut butter comes in both crunchy and smooth
  • Cinnamon Flapjacks - Use our cinnamon swirl syrup to add a spiced flavouring to your healthy flapjacks - the syrup can be added before baking or after!

Are Flapjacks Healthy

Yes! Flapjacks are high in fibre, potassium, magnesium, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin E, iron, manganese, copper, zinc, phosphorus, calcium, and selenium. Plus, they contain no cholesterol and very little saturated fat.

The best thing about this classic British treat is that it is a brilliant energy booster, due to its high fibre you can use these as pre or post-workout treats or as part of your daily meal plan.

Healthy Weight Loss Sweet Treats

If you've been looking for ways to lose weight, then you might consider making your own healthy treats. Making healthy treats at home is easier and cheaper than buying them in stores. There are many delicious recipes available via our recipes blog that can help with multiple alternative diet plans such as veganism, vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free, low-carb & low-sugar.



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