Recipe – Healthy Fruit and Seed Flapjack Energy Bars

Healthy Fruit and Seed Flapjack Recipe
Forget shop bought energy bars. These flapjack energy bars are packed full of natural whole-food goodness. Energy comes from low-GI oats and organic Demerara sugar; dried fruit and seeds offer sweetness and nutrients; then ginger root provides multiple health benefits including antioxidant properties and digestive support. 

Whether you are on an epic multi-day cycle ride or just snacking at home, this healthy flapjack granola bar recipe will make a jersey pocket sized snack that will keep you fuelled for all kinds of adventure.


  • 250g rolled jumbo porridge oats
  • 75g salted butter
  • 75g organic Demerara sugar
  • 75g golden syrup
  • 30g sultanas
  • 30g chopped dates and/or glacé cherries
  • 30g mixed pumpkin & sunflower seeds
  • 30g crystallised ginger
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence


  1. Set the oven to 170°C. Place the shelf in the middle
  2. In a large pan measure out the butter and sugar
  3. Gently heat the pan on the hob until the butter and sugar are melted, then add the golden syrup
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and add the oats and the other ingredients – mix together well
  5. Line a shallow medium-sized rectangular tin with baking paper—grease the paper and pour in the mixture. 
  6. Flatten the mixture down to an even thickness with the back of a spoon (around 2cm depth)
  7. Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown
  8. Once golden, remove and divide up with a knife as desired; then leave it to cool and set
  9. To store: place the flapjack bars in a sealed tub; they should last for a couple of weeks

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