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Carrot Cake Flapjack

carrot cake flapjack cut into individually portioned squares.
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Do you like Carrot Cake and are also partial to an oat flapjack? Well, we have combined the two to make a wonderful snack to take on a picnic, on a long hike or simply to the office to snack on your lunch break! A sweet oat flapjack, made with grated carrots and studded with sultanas and walnuts – this is our Carrot Cake Flapjack!

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Baking With Vegetables

Do you sometimes feel that adding vegetables to your sweet bakes makes them healthy? I sure do! Although I am under no illusion that my bakes don’t contain lots of butter and sugar, cakes made with vegetables automatically feel a little innocent to me. That’s why I constantly catch myself eating Carrot Cake or Courgette and Lime Cake in bigger portions…

Carrot Cake Flapjack: Oat Flapjack With a Difference

This Carrot Flapjack is slightly different in texture than your usual kind. It is softer and more cake-like; less chewy. The addition of carrots brings in a bit more moisture to the mix, creating a softer oaty bar. It is also less sweet than our ‘go-to’ ‘Take-It-To-Work Flapjack‘, making it a healthier flapjack overall!

carrot flapjack squares in a baking parchment lined tray.

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • oats: porridge/ rolled oats will make the best carrot flapjack.
  • carrots: topped, tailed, peeled and coarsely grated.
  • butter: we used unsalted.
  • brown sugar: we used light brown sugar but dark will work as well.
  • golden syrup: can be substituted with clear honey.
  • sultanas: or raisins.
  • walnuts: can be replaced with pecans.
  • cinnamon.
  • nutmeg.

Method: How To Make Carrot Flapjack

Preheat the oven to 150°C Fan. Grate the carrots coarsely, roughly chop up the walnuts and weigh out all the ingredients.

In a bowl, mix porridge (rolled) oats, nutmeg, cinnamon, sultanas, walnuts and grated carrots.

On low heat, stirring occasionally, heat butter, brown sugar and golden syrup in a large pan, until the butter had melted and the sugar has dissolved. Take the mixture off of the heat.

Tip the oat mixture into the butter and mix well so all the oats are covered and sticky.

Line a 24x24cm tin with baking parchment. Tip the flapjack mixture into the tin and flatten it out with the back of the spoon pressing firmly into all four corners.

Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until lightly golden around the edges, but still soft in the middle.

Leave to cool in the tin, then turn out and cut your carrot cake flapjack into bars.


Other Flapjack Recipes

For other oat flapjack recipes, have a look at some of our favourites below:

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carrot cake flapjack cut into individually portioned squares.

Carrot Cake Flapjacks

Do you like Carrot Cake and are also partial to an oaty flapjack? Well, we have combined the two to make a wonderful snack to take on a picnic, a long hike or simply to the office to snack on your lunch break! A sweet oat flapjack, made with grated carrots and studded with sultanas and walnuts – this is out Carrot Cake Flapjack!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Desserts, Snacks
Cuisine British
Servings 12 bars
Calories 199 kcal

Equipment

  • 24x24cm tin

Ingredients
 
 

  • 200 g porridge oats
  • 120 g carrots coarsely grated
  • 100 g butter
  • 50 g brown sugar
  • 60 g golden syrup
  • 50 g sultanas
  • 50 g walnuts roughly chopped
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 150°C Fan.
  • In a bowl, mix porridge oats, nutmeg, cinnamon, sultanas, walnuts and grated carrots.
  • On low heat, stirring occasionally, heat butter, brown sugar and golden syrup in a large pan, until the butter had melted and the sugar has dissolved. Take the mixture off of the heat.
  • Tip the oat mixture into the butter and mix well so all the oats are covered and sticky.
  • Line a 24x24cm tin with baking parchment. Tip the flapjack mixture into the tin and flaten out with the back of the spoon pressing firmly into all four corners.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, until lightly golden around the edges, but still soft in the middle.
  • Leave to cool in the tin, then turn out and cut into bars.

Nutrition

Calories: 199kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 69mgPotassium: 150mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1880IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
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10 Replies to “Carrot Cake Flapjack”

  1. 5 stars
    This was such a unique and unexpected recipe! Loved this combination of two of my favorites; delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    My husband loves carrot cake, so I make this for him all the time. He loves it!

    1. So glad you found this recipe for your husband 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    This flapjack is so delicious and easy to make! I’m loving the carrot cake flavor!

    1. Yes, so glad you like it too! 🧡

  4. 5 stars
    Sounds so amazing Leva! I have just bought a kilo of carrots and this is going to be a fantastic recipe to try.

    1. Hope you like it 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    Carrot cake is a marvelous flavor for a flapjack. They make an amazing Fall treat.

    1. Thanks, Nikki! Carrot cake is good in any season, but yes, definitely perfect for autumn…

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