Speedy Savoury Flapjacks

  • Speedy Savoury Flapjacks - Baby Food Recipe
  • Speedy savoury flapjack recipe
  • Speedy savoury flapjack recipe
  • Speedy savoury flapjack recipe
  • Speedy savoury flapjack recipe
  • 10-30 minutes to prepare
  • 10-30 minutes to cook
  • makes approx. 18 flapjacks
  • Can be frozen
  • How to make

300g porridge oats (smaller flakes)
200g carrots 
200g mature cheddar cheese
50g finely chopped sunflower seeds (optional and can be crushed to powder for younger babies)
50g finely chopped walnuts, cashews or other nuts (optional and can be crushed to powder for younger babies)
4 tsp dried or fresh herbs such as rosemary or thyme
200g butter (or 170ml olive oil)

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C / 160°C fan / Gas mark 4 and grease a 25x20cm flapjack tin

Step 2

Put the porridge oats into a large mixing bowl

Step 3

Wash and top and tail the carrots (no need to peel if they are organic), then grate into a large bowl. (For speedy flapjacks, use a food processor with the grating attachment)

Step 4

Grate the cheese and add to the bowl

Step 5

Finely chop the seeds and nuts (if using) then add to the bowl. You can crush them with a pestle and mortar or food processor first if they’re for younger babies.

Step 6

Add the herbs and stir well. (If you’re using fresh herbs, finely chop them first)

Step 7

Melt the butter in a saucepan over a very low heat for just a couple of minutes, until just liquid – don’t let it burn! Then pour the butter over the oat mixture and stir until completely coated. If using oil instead, simply mix in well

Step 8

Tip into prepared tin and press down, then bake in the oven for approx. 25 minutes until golden

Step 9

Whilst warm, cut into flapjacks, but leave in the tin to cool for 15 minutes. Then carefully remove using a palette knife and leave to cool on a cooling rack, until you can resist no longer!


  • Gluten ingredients
  • Wheat
  • Dairy ingredients

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Recipe notes

For a slightly less rich flapjack you can either use olive oil, or reduce the butter to 100g and add one whisked egg instead. The egg also makes a slightly softer flapjack, which can be good for younger babies. Why not try both and see which you prefer.

These are the perfect on the go snack. Serve along side some fresh apple or pear slices.

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