Banana Beetroot Blueberry Flapjacks – Vegan & Gluten Free

I made these super nutritious and sustaining flapjacks for my hiking trip to the Yorkshire Dales to walk the 3 peaks at the weekend. I walked with a group of amazing girls and we had lots of fun and despite the crazy weather (wind, torrential rain).

Ok so you probably know I love making my banana flapjacks as they are super easy to make, really healthy, juicy & delicious. But how to make them even better? Well by adding beetroot and blueberries of course for an even more super moist, sweet, purple flapjack with an added anti oxidant boost.

And to make these guys even more deliciously nutty, fruity, gooey and healthy I’ve added in a few optional extras  – a scoop of acai powder (I love this) lots of seeds and some flax for fibre. But the best thing about these flapjacks is the juicy bursting blueberries which sink into the mix a little but still pop in your mouth when you bite them. Yum!

I can assure you that they have been taste tested by my walking buddies (including a beetroot hater) and my hubby and they all loved them.

As with most of my recipes these flapjacks are gluten free, organic and vegan. Happy days!

Beetroot, blueberry and banana flapjacks


Beetroot banana blueberry flapjacks


Beetroot banana blueberry flapjacks

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  8 servings
  10 minutes preparation time
  20 minutes cook time


  • 3 really ripe organic bananas chopped
  • 2 cooked organic beetroots
  • 2 scopes acai (optional) – I used Protein World
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 cups organic gluten free oats
  • 1/3 cup flax – I used Protein World
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup ground almonds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • Pinch chilli flakes
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil – I used Protein World
  • Toppings;
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • Handful muesli or mixed nuts and seeds


  1. Pre heat the oven to gas mark 5/190C
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl
  3. Add the banana, beetroot, almond butter and acai in a food processor until thoroughly blended.
  4. Heat coconut oil very gently in a saucepan until melted then add to the wet mix – pulse for a second.
  5. Add the wet mix to the mixture & stir well until everything is combined (this shouldn’t be too wet).
  6. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper & spread the mix on top, around an inch thick
  7. Top with the blueberries and your choice of crunchy toppings.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes – test the middle of the flapjacks with a knife to ensure they are cooked  through. If not bake for a further few minutes and test again.
  9. Remove from the oven, leave to cool slightly & then divide into squares

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  1. Pip on February 24, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    I made these over the weekend – AMAZING!!! My beetroot hating daughter liked them! My footballer son loves them! Just my favourite gym buddy (aka my man) to go now

    • Niki on February 24, 2020 at 8:28 pm

      Hi Pip
      Thats brilliant – so happy to here!
      Much love
      Niki xxx

  2. Sharon on May 13, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Hi, I just want to check if the 1/3 cup of flax seed is milled or whole seeds?

    • Niki on February 24, 2020 at 8:29 pm

      Hi Sharon
      Its milled.
      Niki xxx

  3. Cassie on April 6, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Haha, I usually thought of flapjacks as pancakes, but it turns out they’re oat bars! Wow, I think that beetroot is a daring ingredient, but I am so excited to give it a try. I will be the first to say that I used to HATE beet in anything sweet, but upon trying this beet juice on a juice cleanse, I had to change my mind right away!

    • Niki on April 6, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      Hey Cassie!
      He he they are oat bars!
      I absolutely love beetroot.. So not so daring for me but I promise you don’t get a strong beetroot taste just a lovely purple colour.
      Can’t wait to hear what you think!
      Love, Niki xx

    • Pamela lowe on May 3, 2021 at 6:48 pm

      Could I ask what scopes are of the acai.
      Going to see my daughter soon and would like to make them to take as a gift.

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