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Naturally sweetened apple and sultana cinnamon flapjacks

Mandy Mazliah
If you're looking for a sugar free flapjacks recipe why not try these apple and sultana cinnamon flapjacks? They have no added sugar at all and are sweetened only by the fruit in them. This makes them a really great choice for children, and anyone else who is looking to reduce their sugar intake. They're great for picky eaters too, especially those who don't eat much fruit.
4.47 from 28 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 12
Calories 211 kcal


  • 2 large cooking apples approx cooked weight 300g
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 120 ml oil light olive oil, coconut or vegetable, dairy free spread or butter (melted if using butter or coconut oil)
  • 50 g ground almonds
  • 200 g porridge oats* use gluten free oats if necessary
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseeds (linseed) optional
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 60 g sultanas


  • Grease and line a 20cm square baking tin with baking paper. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (fan)/200°C/gas mark 6.
  • Peel, core and chop 2 cooking apples. Place in a saucepan with 1 tbsp water. Cook over a low heat for 10 minutes, until soft and breaking up. Stir occasionally to avoid sticking. Once soft bash with the back of a wooden spoon or mash to break down.
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl then stir in 120ml oil, 50g ground almonds, 200g oats, 1 tbsp flaxseeds, 1 tsp ground cinnamon and 60g sultanas. Mix thoroughly and transfer to the prepared tin.
  • Press down until the surface is even and bake in the oven for 25 minutes until golden on top.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely in the tin before chopping into squares.


  1. You'll need to use small porridge oats for this recipe. Jumbo oats won't hold together in the same way.
  2. Nutritional information is approximate and is intended as a guide only.


Calories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 2mgPotassium: 138mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 17IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Keyword apple flapjacks
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