*This post is sponsored by KoRo*
Delicious oaty squares that can be enjoyed as a snack, healthier dessert or even a handy on-the-go breakfast. These vegan no-bake flapjacks are so easy to make and super convenient to have in the fridge for when you need a quick pick-me-up.
With it being January and Veganuary, vegan food and recipes are everywhere! Every year more and more plant-based products are being released into the market, which is amazing! Anything that encourages us to eat more plants has to be a good thing. However, just because something is vegan doesn’t mean it’s inherently healthy. The problem with a lot of shop bought snacks, including vegan snacks, is that they tend to be filled with sugar not much in terms of nutrition. That’s why I always think that, time allowing, making your own snacks and treats is so much better, tastier and more nutritious.
Although flapjacks are usually baked, you can make a no-bake version that’s just as tasty and saves a lot of time. I made these flapjacks with plain rolled oats, peanut butter, pistachios (any nuts/seeds will also work), dried cherries (any dried fruit will also work) and a little bit of sweetener to make them taste amazing, but also help bind them together since we’re not baking them.
These flapjacks are
- Packed with fibre
- A source of healthy fats
- Can easily be made gluten-free
- And super delicious!
I used pistachios and dried cherries that I got in bulk from KoRo – they have an AMAZING range of health foods that make your healthier treat making so much easier. They also have a massive range of snacks, treats, superfoods and baking essentials. They stock a lot of products that you can’t find anywhere else in the UK. I can honestly spend hours browsing their products! Make sure you have a browse and if you decide to order anything, make sure you use my code NADIA5 at the checkout to get 5% off!!!
I also used their oats and their amazing vegan alternative to honey. I love it because it actually tastes like honey and has a very thick and sticky texture (again just like honey), making it perfect for this recipe as it helps hold everything together.
Whether you’re taking part in Veganuary or not, these vegan no-bake flapjacks are a tasty and handy snack that can be enjoyed by any and everyone!
Vegan No-bake Flapjack
230g (2 cup) KoRo rolled oats
165g (1 cup) KoRo cherries
130g (1 cup) KoRo pistachios
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
140g (1/2 cup) peanut butter
60ml (1/2 cup) KoRo vegan honey alternative
60g (1/4 cup) coconut oil, melted
Optional – drizzle of dark chocolate
Start off by dry toasting your oats in a large pan for around 5 minutes over a low-medium heat.
Transfer into a large bowl along with the rest of the ingredients. Mix well until everything is evenly combined.
Press into a square 8×8 inch tin lined with baking paper.
Refrigerate for 2 hours, then slice into squares. You have the option of drizzling some dark chocolate on top.
Store in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 4 days.