Dairy Free Apple Flapjacks with Sultanas (Vegan)

Dairy Free Apple Flapjacks are packed full of fruit but not as sweet as traditional flapjacks. Add a handful of seeds or dried fruit for an extra nutritious snack. And whether you class them as a cake or a biscuit – everyone agrees flapjacks are delicious! These vegan flapjacks are easy to make and have few ingredients.  Brilliant for lunchboxes, quick breakfasts and perfect for picnics or afternoon pick-me-ups with tea!

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Dairy Free Apple Flapjacks are packed full of fruit but not as sweet as traditional flapjacks. Add a handful of seeds or dried fruit for an extra nutritious snack. And whether you class them as a cake or a biscuit - everyone agrees flapjacks are delicious! These vegan flapjacks are easy to make and have few ingredients.  Brilliant for lunchboxes, quick breakfasts and perfect for picnics or afternoon pick-me-ups with tea! #peachicksbakery #veganflapjacks #easyeggfreebaking #noeggs #easydairyfreerecipes #dairyfreerecipe #allotment #dairyfreeflapjacks 

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Flapjacks are a great favourite around here.

Although the debate over whether they are a cake or a biscuit is still raging in this house, we all agree how yummy they are!

And whilst I am not sure they are the healthiest snack, they are a great source of energy for a Peachick when you are marching them around the New Forest, recreating Elsa’s Ice Palace on the beach or putting them to work on the allotment!

Can I reduce the sugar in these Dairy Free Apple Flapjacks?

YES!

As with regualr vegan flapjacks, these Dairy Free Apple Flapjacks do have quite a lot of sugar in them.  Both in the form of natural sugars (apple and sultanas) and the more obvious sugars (granulated and golden syrup.)

But with a few swaps like using stevia, sweet freedom syrups or even apple sauce you could reduce at least some of the refined sugars.

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Can other ingredients be added to the basic Vegan Flapjack recipe?

This is a basic recipe for apple flapjacks, with which you can tinker as much as you want!  For the purists out there, I do have a fully sugar laden vegan flapjack recipe too!

For added nutrition nuts and seeds are great.  Although leave out the nuts if the flapjacks are for school lunchboxes or those with nut allergies.  You can also replace the sultanas with mixed fruit but as this usually has orange peel in we steer well clear of it!  And why not switch out the apple for pears or even stone fruit like peaches or

A small amount of cocoa powder or coffee is nice for a more grown up flapjack.

OR for those with a sweet tooth a rocky road version is always a winner!

Personally, my favourite is adding cocoa powder and replacing the sultanas and apples with glace cherries… Chocolate Cherry Flapjacks are definitely a must try!

 

Does frozen or tinned fruit work in these dairy free apple flapjacks?

YEP.

As with all my recipes, I am conscious that fresh fruit can sometimes be quite expensive.  So these dairy free flapjacks work just as well with tinned apple.  In fact the original Apple & Sultana Flapjacks are full of tinned apple.  But when available, for example using up an allotment glut of apples or when in the middle of the Cornish countryside, fresh apples are lovely!

And for any fellow allotmenteers or those with apple trees with a freezer stash of stewed apple, you can go ahead and use that too!  I would probably just add a tablespoon of flour or chia seeds to the mixture to soak up the extra moisture.

Dairy Free Apple Flapjacks are packed full of fruit but not as sweet as traditional flapjacks. Add a handful of seeds or dried fruit for an extra nutritious snack. And whether you class them as a cake or a biscuit - everyone agrees flapjacks are delicious! These vegan flapjacks are easy to make and have few ingredients.  Brilliant for lunchboxes, quick breakfasts and perfect for picnics or afternoon pick-me-ups with tea! #peachicksbakery #veganflapjacks #easyeggfreebaking #noeggs #easydairyfreerecipes #dairyfreerecipe #allotment #dairyfreeflapjacks 

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Other great Apple Recipes:

If you love apples as much as we do here, then check out some of our other great recipes!

How about these Gluten Free, Vegan Apple & Date Muffins baked with a pretty apple slice on top.  Picture perfect and a great grab & go breakfast! Or for days with a little more time, why not try these Mini Apple Ring Pancakes.  Sure to be a hit with the little ones!

For a twist on a classic Apple Crumble, how about a slice of this beautiful Dairy Free Apple Crumble Pie?!

Or finally one for the allotmenteers amongst you.  These Apple & Blackberry scones, are not just a nice way to use up a harvest of these beautiful British seasonal fruits but make a lovely comforting Sunday Tea with a nice cuppa!

 

 

Recipe for Dairy Free Apple Flapjacks:

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Dairy Free Apple Flapjacks with Sultanas (Vegan)

Whether you class them as a cake or a biscuit - everyone agrees flapjacks are delicious! They are easy to make and have few ingredients.  Brilliant for lunchboxes and perfect for picnics or afternoon pick-me-ups with tea! These Chewy Apple & Sultana Flapjacks are packed full of fruit without being too sweet.  They are also great with added ginger or cinnamon powder for extra spice or seeds for an extra nutritious snack!
Course Afternoon Tea, Lunchboxes, Picnics
Cuisine British
Keyword apple flapjacks, dairy free flapjacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 small flapjacks
Author Midge

Ingredients

  • 100 g Dairyfree margarine (vitalite, pure)
  • 50 ml Vegetable Oil
  • 50 g Golden Syrup
  • 150 g Granulated sugar
  • 1 Apple (or half a tin of apple pieces) (cut into chunks)
  • 120 g Sultanas
  • 500 g Porridge Oats

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 C and prepare the pan that you are using with a light spray of cooking spray or lining with silicone baking sheet.This recipe will fill a rectangular tray bake pan - I use two 7inch square silicon ones because they need greasing. Also if I make two batches I find I am more likely to have some leftover for lunchboxes!
  • Into a large saucepan, weigh out the dairyfree margarine, oil, sugar and golden syrup.  Gently heat until the sugar has melted.
  • Add the oats, sultanas and chopped apple, to the saucepan of melted, syrupy ingredients. Stir until the dry ingredients are combined and coated. 
  • Spread out into the baking tin and press down firmly, making sure it reaches the corners.
  • Bake at 180 C for 20-25mins until golden brown.  (The flapjacks will looked undercooked – DO NOT panic they will firm up as they cool in the tin)
  • Cut into portions and leave in the tins to cool completely or as long as you can wait (still just warm in this house!)

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Dairy Free Apple Flapjacks are packed full of fruit but not as sweet as traditional flapjacks. Add a handful of seeds or dried fruit for an extra nutritious snack. And whether you class them as a cake or a biscuit - everyone agrees flapjacks are delicious! These vegan flapjacks are easy to make and have few ingredients.  Brilliant for lunchboxes, quick breakfasts and perfect for picnics or afternoon pick-me-ups with tea! #peachicksbakery #veganflapjacks #easyeggfreebaking #noeggs #easydairyfreerecipes #dairyfreerecipe #allotment #dairyfreeflapjacks 

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11 thoughts on “Dairy Free Apple Flapjacks with Sultanas (Vegan)”

  • Oooh yum – love the sound of these. Always a sucker for flapjack and these ones have such fab flavours. Also loving how much better your new photos are. I know I need to got through and update my photos. The early days ones are soooooo bad. But it is such a big job – aaaaargh. I can’t decide whether to do it in dribs and drabs or just take a couple of months off blogging new recipes and do it all in one hit!! Either way it’s going to be painful but is necessary!!

    • They definitely don’t last long around here after school! I try and keep the sugar down in the everyday ones otherwise the kids are high until bedtime! x

  • These look so good! Love chewy Apple and sultana flapjacks – so moreish! And yes your photography skills have improved no end – love these new pics x

  • We love flapjack. Well, the kids love Grandma’s flapjack more as she drowns it in golden syrup!! Not quite as healthy but it is good!

    • Haha – My Nanny is the same – loads of unhealthy treats for the little people! Mind I think its their job to spoil their grandkids/great grandkids!

  • Funny, I’ve never really thought of flapjack being a cake or a biscuit! More of a thing in it’s own right – I guess if I had to choose one, I’d say biscuit…you wouldn’t have a wedding flapjack or a birthday flapjack, but you might just dunk one in your tea!! 😀 Whatever they are, they look very nice to me and sooooo much more enticing than the original photos!! I’m still yet to start my own personal recipe refurb challenge #seriousprocrastinating going on!! Thanks for linking up to #CookBlogShare 🙂 Eb x

    • Neither had I until I was writing this – Its weird isn’t it but I think your right its not a cake really when you look at it like that! Mind you I know a few who would love a birthday flapjack! LOL! I was really pleased with the new photos – the old ones were def very cringeworthy! Oooh exciting looking forward to seeing your updated recipes! x

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