Enjoy the best of both worlds with delicious Carrot Cake Flapjack

Enjoy the best of both worlds with delicious Carrot Cake Flapjack

Carrot cake is one of those cakes which I really love! I am a bit fussy about cake, with my favourites being coffee cake, carrot cake and banana bread. When I say my favourites, actually, they are probably the only cake I would have to eat if presented to me… the rest (yes, even chocolate cake), I can take or leave! I do however love flapjack! I do find that flapjack can vary considerably though. Sometimes it is cakey, sometimes chewy, or even crunchy! This flapjack, as the name suggests, is soft and cakey, with the unmistakable taste of carrot cake.

tray of baked flapjack cut into squares
Freshly baked flapjack

The Flapjack recipe

I have made this recipe without any added sugar, with the main sweetness coming from the dates. Although not a traditional flapjack recipe, this is bursting with flavour and of course, much healthier too! You will need porridge oats (regular or gluten free), coconut oil, banana, carrot, dates, a selection of spices and a few currants and coconut.

Flapjack on a wire rack with all the ingredients
Healthier ingredients make up this carrot cake flapjack

Let’s check out the flapjack recipe.

Carrot Cake Flapjack

All the flavours of carrot cake rolled into a delicious crumbly flapjack.

Keyword: baking, flapjack, oats
Created by:: Laurena @LifeDietHealth
  • 100 g banana (approx 1 medium) mashed
  • 40 g soft dates (approx 5) chopped
  • 40 g carrot (1 small) peeled & finely grated
  • 10 g desiccated coconut (approx 2 tablespoons)
  • 20 g currants (approx 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 15 ml coconut oil (approx 1 tablespoon) melted
  • 75 g oats (gluten free if reguired)
  1. Put the banana and dates in a bowl and ensure they are well mashed and mixed together.

  2. Add the carrot, coconut and currants and mix in.

  3. Sprinkle over the nutmeg, mixed spice and cinnamon, mix through.

  4. Pour the coconut oil over, roughly mix in, then add the oats and mix well.

  5. Spoon into a lined tin and press down using the back of the spoon.

  6. Bake at Gas Mark 5 (375f / 190c) for 15-20 minutes. The flapjack should be golden brown around the edges. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then carefully cut into squares. Leave to cool in the tin.

  7. Enjoy!

What do I need?

Hopefully you already have everything you need to make these, but just in case, here are a few items you might find useful for this recipe. You can of course make this in any cake tin, baking tray or even muffin cases. As this mixture is quite firm, you can easily just use half, or part of a tin without messing it up! We do receive a small commission if you click and purchase through these links (this is at no additional cost to you)!

How to serve your flapjack

These are delicious just to eat as they are! If you really want to, you could add a lemon icing drizzle or some frosting to go on top, but I prefer them without. I would eat this with your favourite cuppa for a snack or afternoon tea OR, even for breakfast! These are also easy to wrap up and put in a lunchbox, or take with you for a mid walk or post run snack!

slice of flapjack on baking paper
Flavour packed flapjack squares

Are the flapjack easy to store?

The flapjack should keep for several days (not in this house)! either covered, in an airtight container, or in the fridge. Alternatively, you can freeze these for up to three months – just make sure you wrap them individually and label and date them.

flapjack on a white plate with ingredients in background
One square… four? or more?


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Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think of these carrot cake flapjacks and what you’re drinking with yours? I’m going for a mug of coconut latte with mine!

carrot cake flapjack on a sheet of greaseproof paper
Enough to share?

I will also try my best to answer any food related questions, and I would love to hear if there is anything you’d like me to create a recipe for?

Speak soon

Laurena x


  • tulips79 18th March 2021 at 19:57

    Hi Laurena, these have got to be one of the healthiest flapjack recipes I’ve come across🙂I make your tahini flapjacks quite often👍You probably know I’m very fussy about chocolate cake too😋

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 18th March 2021 at 20:26

      Haha, I know right! They are really tasty though! You could add a couple of tablespoons of maple syrup with the coconut oil… it will still turn out great😋👍🏼 Yes, I love the tahini flapjacks too. I guess I should make you something lemony soon?

      • tulips79 19th March 2021 at 07:39

        Aww, I never get bored of good old lemon drizzle lol👍By the way, I’ve just read it’s World Sleep Day today which is a bit random…I hope you’ll get to catch up on some 💤 over the weekend 🙂

        • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 19th March 2021 at 08:29

          Ooo, world sleep day! Nice Epsom salt bath with lavender and a vegan Horlicks before bed then!😋 It’s also Comic Relief Day!⭐ Ahh, guess I’ll play with a lemon drizzle for you then (can I add a bit of orange too😋🙈… just so I can eat it)!

  • tulips79 19th March 2021 at 09:48

    Of course, anything citrus☺️…not sure grapefruit would work though, even Nigella said she can’t get it right with grapefruit drizzle cake hehe

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 19th March 2021 at 11:54

      Oh no… who would eat that! 🙄 Let me guess, you would? I went off grapefruit after I had a medicine which it interfered with! I’ll have a play (although the sun is finally shining so it’s fresh air time not baking time😋)!


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