Apricot flapjack recipe

Tangy apricots in an oat sandwich, makes a great portable snack for energy boosting throughout the day

Wheat free Apricot Flapjack recipe

Allergy Information

Wheat-Free no
Gluten-Free no
Nut-Free no
Dairy-Free no
Sugar-Free no
Vegetarian no
Vegan no
  • Yield: makes 12-16

Flapjacks are a great energy boosting snack, easy to wrap up and take biking, hiking or just for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Certified gluten free oats could be used to make these gluten free if you suffer from celiac disease.

Important note: even using certified gluten free oats it may not be suitable for all celiacs; some celiacs are very sensitive to avenin contained in the oats, see our oats FAQ for more info.


225g [225g] gluten free oats
75g [75g] rice flour
150g [150g] low fat spread, margarine or butter
90ml [90ml] rice syrup (substitute: Tate & Lyle golden syrup)
400g [400g] fresh apricots (dried can be substituted and you will only need 250g, but you should soak them before use)
50g [50g] pine nuts
50g [50g] raisins
Please note this recipe contains pine nuts


Preheat oven: 180°C, 350°F, Gas 4

  1. Line a shallow baking tray 15cm x 25cm (6" x 10") with baking parchment.
  2. Gently melt the fat and the rice syrup together.
  3. Stir in the oats, flour, pine nuts and raisins, until well mixed. If the mixture is too wet then add more oats, a tablespoon at a time. However Make sure the mixture does not become dry or it will not stick together when cooked.
  4. Remove the stones from the fresh apricots and chop.
  5. Tip half of the oat mixture into the baking tray and press down firmly, ensuring the mix is well compacted.
  6. Spread the apricots on top, then finish off with the rest of the oat mixture, to make an 'apricot sandwich'. Press down firmly, again ensuring the mix is well compacted, but not squashed if using fresh apricots.
  7. Bake in the centre of the oven for 25 minutes.
  8. As soon as the flapjacks are removed from the oven, cut into squares then allow to cool completely before removing from tray.

If you are using dried apricots you will need to soak them for about 30 minutes in a small amount of orange juice to soften them. You can substitute other dried fruits for the raisins, i.e. dried cranberries or cherries.

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