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Carrot Cake & Apple Flapjacks


carrot cake flapjack slice

Delicious flapjacks, packed with flavour, super easy to make and ready in about 30 minutes.

In all fairness, it will take a while longer for it to cool down, but making and baking takes roughly half an hour. I am a big fan of carrot cake, a big fan of flapjacks, so, by the powers combined, here we are.

This is a recipe for British Flapjacks which are made with rolled oats. In other parts of the world it's sometimes called an oat slice, oat bar or even a cereal bar.

Carrot Cake & Apple Flapjacks Recipe


ingredients for carrot cake and apple flapjack

You will need:

  • 5 cups oats

  • 2 grated carrots (140g)

  • 1 grated apple

  • 150g butter

  • 80g raisins/sultanas

  • 50g cranberries

  • 150g golden syrup

  • 60g brown sugar

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • pinch of nutmeg

  • 1 tsp vanilla flavouring


How to:

  1. Preheat the oven at 180C

  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan

  3. Add the brown sugar, golden syrup and stir

  4. Add grated carrots and apple, stir and leave to simmer for 1-2 minutes

  5. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, raisins and cranberries and simmer for 1 minute

  6. Add the oats, stir some more and remove the pan from the stove

  7. Put the mixture in a 10'x8' oven tin lined with baking parchment

  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown on top

  9. Leave on a cooling rack until completely cooled down

  10. Slice and enjoy

Make sure you leave it until it has completely cold before slicing, otherwise, it will be quite crumbly.

Feel free to use only raisins or only cranberries, to add chopped walnuts as well in the mix or to omit dried fruit and nuts altogether.

If you want the flapjacks to be a bit more crispy, you can leave them for an extra 2-3 minutes in the oven. I use a normal oven, so if you use a fan-assisted one, baking times may vary a bit so please check after 16-18 minutes.

slicced carrot cake flapjack

This recipe can be made dairy-free if replacing the butter with dairy-free spread or vegan butter.

Oats are naturally gluten-free, but cross-contamination happens, so please make sure you check the label of the brand you are using to be 100% sure if you need this recipe to be gluten-free.

carrot cake flapjack slice

How long do these flapjacks last?

If stored in an air-tight container at room temperature they will last for about a week.


If you try this recipe, please let me know in the comments how it went.

I hope life is treating you well.

Take care.


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