Fruity figgy flapjacks

Fruity figgy flapjacks

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(6 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 35 mins


Makes 16
These healthier flapjacks are packed with cranberries, sultanas, apricots and nuts, plus they're gluten-free

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per flapjack

  • kcal215
  • fat9g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs28g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre4g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.1g


  • 140g soft dried fig, roughly chopped



    Although not juicy, the fig is an incredibly luscious fruit, with a delicate aroma and sweet…

  • 75g coconut oil
  • 6 tbsp clear honey or agave syrup
    Agave syrup

    Agave syrup

    Agave syrup (also known as agave nectar) is a naturally occurring sweetener similar in…

  • 300g rolled oats (we used ½ jumbo oats and ½ porridge oats)
    Two piles of oats



    Oats are processed by rolling (steamed and pressed) or steel-cutting (cut into pieces). There is…

  • 50g dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  • 50g sultana, roughly chopped
  • 85g dried apricot, roughly chopped
  • 75g mixed nut, roughly chopped (we used Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts)


  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Line a 20cm square tin with baking parchment. Put the figs in a small pan with 150ml water and simmer until the liquid has reduced by half. Transfer to a food processor and whizz to a paste.

  2. Melt the coconut oil and syrup together over a low heat, then stir through the fig paste. Put the oats, dried fruit and nuts in a bowl and mix well, then pour over the wet mixture and stir until combined. Scrape into the tin and bake for 25-30 mins. Leave to cool before cutting into pieces.

You may also like

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
Roger Sponge's picture
Roger Sponge
19th Jun, 2020
Why no "wotsit" so that we can print off recipes?
ichristie's picture
27th Feb, 2017
Delicious, a lovely tasty sweet treat when on a diet. I sometimes crave something sweet, especially in the evenings, these flapjacks fit the bill for me.
26th May, 2014
These are only gluten free if you buy gluten free oats - normal oats are not gluten free.
22nd Mar, 2014
Yummy. My 2yr old likes them too hurrah! Easy to make and hold together well. Nice chewy texture. I can see endless variations in ingredients you could use. Looking forward to trying them again with dates instead of figs and some different nuts. Might add some melted dark choc on top next time too!
4th Feb, 2014
Very nice! All members of my family love this recipe. I did however replace the figs with dates and added some seeds - truly scrumptious! And very easy - you don't need a food processor if you use dates, as they come out very soft after cooking.
14th Jan, 2014
Please could you let me know how much Coconut Oil to use - 75g can't be right ! Thank you,
27th Jun, 2014
I use 75g coconut oil when cold then melt it with the agave syrup and always work perfectly for me.
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.
Want to receive regular food and recipe web notifications from us?