These energy-packed vegan fruit flapjacks are made with super simple wholesome ingredients and, above all, are really easy to make. A fruit-filled chewy treat that’s great for breakfast or for snacking on during the day.
Flapjacks are such a quintessentially British food. As many of you know I grew up in Italy, and I’m pretty sure no Italian there has ever heard of tried something like flapjacks.
So, the first time I had a bite of this delicious oat bar was few years ago here in London, and I absolutely loved it. But I never attempted to make my own until a couple of days ago, and I’m so glad I did, these homemade vegan fruit flapjacks are a million times better than store-bought.
HOW TO MAKE VEGAN FLAPJACKS
These vegan fruit flapjacks are surprisingly easy to make, and simply great when you crave something sweet but kind of healty-ish.
All you need for these vegan fruit flapjacks is super simple ingredients: flour, sugar, coconut oil, agave nectar, spices and your favourite dried fruit.
For the spices, I used both ginger and cinnamon, which give a nicely spiced aroma, that definitely brings these fruit flapjacks to the next level.
For the dried fruit, I used a combo of dried apricots, pears, prunes and cranberries, but feel free to use your favorite mix.
The recipe for making these vegan fruit flapjacks is just as simple as the ingredients used.
All you have to do is stir together sugar, coconut oil, and agave nectar, and heat until melted. Then, add in the remaining ingredients: flour, spices and dried fruits.
Once all the ingredients are stirred together, just transfer the mixture into a baking tray and bake for 30 minutes.
Et-voilà, before you know it, you’ll have a batch of delicious, gooey homemade flapjacksto snack on during the week.
This recipe is deliberately inspired by the Ginger & Fruit Flapjacks made by a lovely food blogger friend, Izzie King from Coriander Queen. She was the biggest ginger fan ever, and she always tried new creative ways to incorporate it into her recipes, including these flapjacks.
Sadly, Izzie lost her battle to cancer last month, and the food blogging community, me included, wanted to remember her the best way we could, so we thought that recreating her recipes would be a nice way to celebrate her beautiful soul.
I made a few changes to her original recipe, to make it conveniently vegan and a bit more loaded in fruit. Also, Izzie recommended to add glaced ginger pieces into the mix (which unfortunately I didn’t have), so if you have it on hand, make sure to add it too.
I really hope Izzie would have loved my way of reinterpreting her recipe. Thank you Izzie for sharing with all of us your creativity and passion for food, we will always remember you.