How To Make a Flapjack with No Sugar

Flapjacks are absolutely delicious and can even be a nutritious treat depending on the ingredients used (i.e. flapjack with no sugar). They’re perfect for breakfast, or as a snack throughout the day, and can be whipped up nice and quickly!

Even better, they can usually be made without using any animal products, and therefore are a popular choice for all of us following a vegan lifestyle. While flapjacks are often made with sugar, I believe it’s important for most people to reduce their sugar intake where possible in order to maintain a healthy diet. So that’s why I wanted to show you how to make flapjack with no sugar!

Health Benefits of Using Alternative Sweeteners

Consuming excessive amounts of sugar can lead to a variety of negative health effects, such as weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, and tooth decay. For those looking to reduce their sugar intake, alternative sweeteners are an excellent option and can be used in all sorts of recipes…whether it’s savory or sweet!

One alternative sweetener that can be used in vegan flapjacks is maple syrup. It is a natural sweetener that is rich in antioxidants, and has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. Another option is honey, which has been used as a natural sweetener for centuries. Honey is rich in antioxidants, has antibacterial properties, and can even help soothe a sore throat.

Agave nectar is another alternative sweetener that can be used in vegan flapjacks. It is a low-glycemic sweetener, meaning it does not cause a spike in blood sugar levels like refined sugar does. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

Finally, coconut sugar is another natural sweetener that is a great option for vegan flapjacks. It is low-glycemic, contains essential minerals like iron and zinc, and has a unique caramel-like flavor.

By using alternative sweeteners in your vegan flapjacks, you can not only reduce your sugar intake but also benefit from the health-promoting properties of these natural sweeteners.

Flapjacks with No Sugar Recipe

Here’s a great little recipe you can use to make vegan flapjack with no sugar.


  • 2 cups of rolled oats
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 cup of chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of dried fruit (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, mashed banana, chopped nuts, dried fruit, cinnamon, and salt. Mix until well combined.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt the coconut oil and maple syrup or agave nectar together over medium heat. Stir until well combined.
  4. Pour the melted coconut oil and maple syrup or agave nectar mixture over the oat mixture and stir until everything is evenly coated.
  5. Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking dish and press it down firmly with a spatula or the back of a spoon.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  7. Remove the baking dish from the oven and allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing into desired serving size.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

Cooking time: 20-25 minutes Serving size: 9-12 flapjacks

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Variations on the Flapjack with No Sugar Recipe

The basic recipe for vegan flapjack with no sugar can be customised to your liking by adding a variety of different ingredients.

Here are some variations you can try:

  1. Dried fruit: Add 1/4 cup of dried fruit, such as raisins, cranberries, or chopped dates, to the oat mixture before baking. This will add a natural sweetness and extra texture to your flapjacks.
  2. Nuts: Add 1/4 cup of your favourite chopped nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, or pecans, to the oat mixture before baking. This will add a nutty flavour and a nice crunch to your flapjacks.
  3. Chocolate chips: Add 1/4 cup of vegan chocolate chips to the oat mixture before baking. This will give your flapjacks a decadent, chocolatey flavor.


  1. Follow the basic recipe for vegan flapjacks without sugar, but add your chosen variation to the oat mixture before baking.
  2. Mix well until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. Bake as directed in the basic recipe.
  4. Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

With these variations, you can make endless combinations of vegan flapjacks without sugar that are tailored to your taste preferences. Try experimenting with different ingredients to find your favourite combination.

Alternatively, You Can Just Create My Easy Vegan Flapjack with No Sugar…

Okay, okay, it’s got sugar in it. But if you really want to, you can experiment by replacing the sugar with mashed banana and a little extra maple syrup instead.

Find the vegan flapjack recipe here!

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