Calling flapjack lovers, this recipe is AMAZING! I’ve been excited for nearly a whole week about sharing it with you because I know that cereal bars, flapjacks and all things like that are a killer for sugar yet can be handy to carry or eat on the go.
I used to eat flapjacks and cereal bars like nobody’s business when I was a sugar fiend so I’ve wanted to create a sugar-free option for a while now. If you find yourself at the mercy of cereal bars, flapjacks and quick grab sugary bars, these could be a great option.
You also don’t have the hassle of deciding which sugar substitute to use which can be a confusing business to say the least!
Even though you might feel cumin is a no go first thing, you can definitely eat these for breakfast and i’d encourage you to break out of your comfort zone by doing so.
Alternatively eat them as a handy snack, have with your lunch, or use in the kid’s lunch boxes (maybe just omit the chilli flakes).
The pumpkin and chia seed topping is optional to simply boost the nutritional count and make them look pretty!
Savoury olive & almond flapjacks
Makes 8 large bars or 16 smaller bites
- 200g rolled oats (2 cups)
- 300ml milk (1 ½ cups)
- 75g almonds (½ cup)
- 20g parmesan cheese (⅓ cup, grated)
- 60g black pitted olives (½ cup)
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp dried oregano
- 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp chilli flakes
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 180C and line an 8-inch square tin with parchment paper
- In a medium bowl, mix the oats, salt, herbs and spices together with the ground flaxseed
- Add the milk and leave it to soak for 10 minutes whilst you prepare the rest
- Roughly chop the olives, almonds and grate the parmesan cheese
- Add these ingredients to the mixture, stir well
- Pour the mixture into the tin and spread evenly
- Sprinkle over the chia seeds and pumpkin seeds
- Bake for 45 minutes, remove and let cool
- Slice into bars or squares
- Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days
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What do you think of savoury flapjacks and eating these for breakfast? Have you ever tried a savour flapjack before? Please do let me know if you try this recipe and what you think.