Banana, Date and Blueberry Flapjacks

I created these banana, date and blueberry flapjacks very early the other morning for a charity cake sale at work. They were a bit of a last minute thing but they turned out great, way beyond my expectations.
My place of work is a nut free zone, so I needed to make something without nuts, now this is very very difficult for me as I add nuts almost everything (for protein, crunch and just because they’re delicious!) so although it pained me to do it, they are completely nut free.

The recipe is an adaptation of my banana flapjack recipe and I’ve added lots of seeds and coconut flakes to make up for the lack of nuts.

I sweetened the flapjacks by blitzing dates to make a date paste instead of maple syrup or honey – I’m not sure what I would do without the amazing medjool date! Such a versatile and delicious ingredient, providing natural gooey sweetness to so many sweet treats.

Anyway these are really tasty!



  4-6 servings
  5 minutes preparation time
   cook time


  • 6 medjool dates
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/4 sesame, pumpkin and sunflower
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 3 banana mashed
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (I used Lucy Bee)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • Seeds and coconut flakes to sprinkle


  1. Add the dates and water to a mini chopper and blitz to a paste
  2. Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl, then add the banana, date paste and almond milk.
  3. Heat the coconut oil in a saucepan on a low heat, when melted add to the bowl. Mix everything thoroughly. The mix should be slightly wet.
  4. Greece a baking tray with a little coconut oil and then add the mix, pressing into the sides.
  5. Press a few blueberries into the top of the mixture and then sprinkle over some coconut flakes and seeds.
  6. Bake in a pre-heated oven (gas mark 6), for 30 minutes, remove from the oven and allow to cool for a little before dividing into squares

30 minutes


  1. Lori on May 17, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Do you think it would work out substituting the oats with quinoa flakes?

    • Niki on May 17, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      Hi Lori
      Yes definitely, that would be a nice alternative giving you a lovely nutty taste.
      Niki x

  2. on December 29, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    bookmarked!!, I like your blog!

    • Niki on December 29, 2015 at 2:13 pm

      Thank you so much! ????

  3. Maia on May 26, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Hi, what size cup do you use? And how many does this make?

    • Niki on May 26, 2016 at 8:42 pm

      Hey Maia
      The cup is a measuring cup size and you get arox 12 depending how you cut them up.
      Best wishes
      Niki xxx

  4. Maia on May 27, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    Hi Niki, perfect thank you – how many ml in the cup? Can’t wait to try out the recipe! Xx

    • Niki on May 30, 2016 at 8:18 pm

      Hey Maia
      1 cup of oats is aprox 100g lovely.
      Best wishes
      Niki xx

  5. Malorie on August 11, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Hi Niki!
    What oven temp do I do for the flapjack bars above? I don’t know what gas mark 6 is :/
    Can’t wait to try theses. Thanks 🙂

    • Niki on August 17, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      Hi Malorie
      A medium heat would be fine or 200-210c
      Love, Niki xx

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