Pear & date flapjacks 

Like lots of toddlers my little man is pretty unpredictable when it comes to food…today’s favourite can very easily be next weeks worst nightmare. This can be frustrating but I’m learning to just roll with it. This week pears are winning in the fruit department. Sadie loves them too, having only one and a half teeth, pears are nice and soft to eat. Sometimes I’m fickle too and today I woke up wanting to eat flapjacks. I love flapjacks, they are satisfying, filling and really easy to make. Oats are brilliant for you too and are a great high fibre addition to your diet. These pear and date flapjacks are perfectly sweet and yummy and a little bit chewy. I took a batch this morning to our local toddler group and I left with an empty Tupperware…score!  

Pear and date flapjacks    


  • 200g oats 
  • 1 cup of dates (soaked and chopped)
  • 2 pears grated 
  • 65g soya butter 
  • 2 desert spoons of almond butter 
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or runny honey 


Preheat oven to 190/gas 5

Line a 22cm x 22cm square brownie tin with grease proof paper 

Melt the butter in a pan over a low heat 

Place all other ingredients in a large mixing bowl and pour over the butter. Mix well to combine. 

Squash flat into the tin and bake for about 20 minutes until the edges start to brown. 

Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack.

Once cool slice into squares.



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