The Perfect Healthy Snack For Lunchboxes

Calories 360
Fats 19.5g
Saturates 13g
Carbs 27g
Sugars 24g
Fibre 5g
Protein 5g
Salt 2.4g


7oz pitted dates
7 oz coconut oil
150ml clear honey
11oz porridge oats
4oz desiccated coconut
2oz milled flaxseed
2oz of mixed seeds- pumpkin, sesame and sunflower
Difficulty Easy Prep 10m Cooking 20-25m Serves 12 Cost € 4.23

It can be so difficult to think of healthy solutions for your little one's lunchbox. These healthy flapjacks are the perfect lunchbox snack.

Stuck for something healthy to put in your child's lunchbox? These delicious and healthy flapjacks are the solution.

Time needed: 35 minutes.


  1. Preheat the oven.

    Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/180.

  2. Line the baking tin.

    Line a baking tin with greaseproof paper.

  3. Chop the dates.

    Blitz the dates in a blender or alternatively chop finely by hand.

  4. Melt the coconut oil.

    Melt the coconut oil over a low heat and add the honey and date puree.

  5. Stir in the ingredients.

    Stir in the desiccated coconut, milled flaxseed and the seed.

  6. Flatten the mixture and bake for 20-25 minutes.

    Using damp hands pressure the mixture into the tin and pop it in the oven for 20-25 mins.

  7. Remove from the oven.

    When they are golden brown remove them from the oven.

  8. Cut into squares.

    Score the top of them while hot and when cooled cut them into squares.

  9. Store for up to 3 days.

    Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Laura Doyle

Mum of four, Gentle parent living on coffee and trying always to stay positive and motivate in the midst of the madness.

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