Savoury 3-seed and cheese flapjacks

flapjacksOats are a great energy food because the carbohydrates they contain are digested slowly, which means they keep your energy levels stay on an even keel.

Flapjacks are traditionally made with lots of sugar or syrup (which are the free sugars we need to eat less of), but these savoury flapjacks are the ultimate sugar free snack and will turn the way you think about flapjacks upside down!

With oats, seeds and olive oil they’re a great source of healthy fats and fibre, plus there’s even a dose of veggies involved. Better still they are ridiculously EASY to make.

Make a tray and wrap individually for a ready-to-eat snack that’s perfect pre-workout or to fuel a busy afternoon or morning. They’re also great for a grab and go breakfast!


  • 150g whole rolled oats
  • 1 carrot or zucchini, grated
  • 4oz mature grated cheddar or parmesan
  • 1 generous tbsp olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 3oz mixed seeds or omega 3 seed mix (I used pumpkin, chia seeds and sunflower)
  • pinch salt and black pepper
  • teaspoon dried rosemary (optional)

How to

  1. Pre-heat an oven to around 160c/320F, grease and line a square baking pan (around 8 inch)
  2. Weigh out the ingredients, whisk the eggs and grate the carrot and cheese
  3. Pour the oats into a large mixing bowl with the carrot, seeds and seasoning. Mix with your hands to combine everything evenly
  4. Pour in the eggs and oil and use your hands or a wooden spoon to mix everything together until you have a sticky ball
  5. Tip the mix into your baking pan and use your hands to press the mix evenly into the pan, then use the back of a spoon to smooth over the top so you have a flat surface
  6. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 25 minutes until golden then remove and allow to cool for 10 minute before removing from the pan and cutting into squares.

Nutritional info

Per flapjack, based on 9 squares