Lisa Ward |

Gooey Date Flapjacks!

I just love it when a client feels inspired and searches out & shares a recipe for a healthier version of one of their favourite foods!
So here it is and it's yum! It has got a slight LW adaption where I have added in a seeded mix.

Yes! You've guessed it! This was one of my little pass times this Sunday - well I had to try it myself didn't I?!

So here it is and it's yum! It has got a slight LW adaption where I have added in a seeded mix.

And before you say anything it's not burnt! It's the lovely sticky dark dates that gives it this colour, honestly!


  1. 300g pitted dates roughly chopped
  2. 2 cups/500ml water
  3. 1.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  4. 2 cups/180g rolled oats
  5. 2 tbsp chia seeds
  6. 2 tbsp super seed mix (optional)
  7. 2 tbsp honey
  8. 50g dark chocolate to drizzle (optional)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees or 160 degrees fan.
  2. Grease & line an 18 x 28cm rectangular tin (mine was a slightly different dimension but still did the trick!)
  3. Place the chopped dates into a saucepan with the water. Simmer for around 15 minutes or until softened and the mixture has started to thicken.
  4. Add the bicarbonate of soda and stir to combine - note it will froth up
  5. Add the oats, chia seeds, seed mix if using and honey and stir to combine. If it's a little dry or wet, you could add more oats or water. If you do add additional oats please note the nutritional information I have calculated will of course differ.
  6. Press the mixture firmly into the tin.
  7. Bake for around 30 minutes.
  8. Leave to cool in the tin before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Depending on how large or small you like the slices then divvy up accordingly.

Nutritional Information:

I have calculated the nutritional information based on the ingredients I used above (please note I haven't drizzled with the chocolate so this would be in addition to the below if using)

I cut into 8 portions - each portion is as follows:

OR you could cut into 16 for smaller portion, so halving the calories and still plenty!

Calories = 221

Carbohydrates = 45.5g

Protein = 4.1g

Fat = 3.1g

Also includes 3g fibre and some minerals in smaller amounts.


A big thank you to my client for sharing!

And if you do try it, please send me a pic!

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Take good care

Lisa x

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