Vegan date & walnut flapjacks

Make these easy date & walnut flapjacks for elevenses, or when you need a pick-me-up. Plant-based and vegan, they’re ideal for anyone following a dairy-free diet

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 9
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 270
  • fat 13g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 29g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 7g
  • salt 0.1g


  • 100g pitted medjool dates
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g walnut halves
  • 250g porridge oats
  • 50g hemp seeds


  1. Line a 20 x 20cm square tin with parchment. Roughly chop the dates and cover with 100ml boiling water. Leave to soak for 10 mins.

  2. Put the banana in a bowl, mash with a fork, then stir in the cinnamon, vanilla, a pinch of sea salt and the soaked dates along with their liquid.

  3. Tip the mixture into a food processor with half of the walnuts and 100g of the oats. Pulse until you have a thick paste. Tip into a bowl and combine with most of the remaining nuts, oats and hemp seeds.

  4. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Press the mixture into the lined tin, top with the remaining nuts and seeds and, bake for 20-25 mins until golden and firm. Leave to cool completely before cutting into nine squares.

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