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No-Bake Vegan Flapjacks*

After watching David Attenborough’s Blue Planet, and finally being made to see the devastation that we, as humans, are having on the planet we call home, I decided that this year I wanted to try a little bit harder to make a difference.Whilst I can’t go totally off grid and live in a wooden hut on a commune, I became aware that there were some small changes I could undertake in order to make sure that I was doing my bit, even if it was only a very little bit!

So I started off small, with reducing my plastic consumption, being better with my recycling where I could be, and trying not to take plastic bags to the shops.

One thing which is gaining tonnes of traction – online, in documentaries, in mainstream media and in brilliant blogs is the ongoing trend for vegetarianism and veganism. OK, so I get the arguments, and a vegetarian lifestyle seems more than doable but, I want to start dipping my toe into veganism, making more vegan snacks and meals as I go, especially as I begin to try harder with making veggie meals for lunch.

I’ve noticed recently that I’ve been feeling a little under the weather – my skin hasn’t been great which is unusual for me, and I’m feeling a little tired and bloated after eating. I’ve suspected I have a food intolerance for a while, so whilst I’m testing out delicious recipes and trading some food swaps, I’ll also be undertaking one of Healthlabs* Basic ‘Should I Be Vegan‘ Panel tests to try and determine if any animal byproducts are having a detrimental effect on my health, as well as the environment! You can get 25% off the tests using FINDINGKATE25

I’ve decided to try a No Bake recipe, which I haven’t done in ages – this is a delicious (and very easy!) recipe for Vegan Peanut Butter Flapjacks. This was so easy, and cheap, and delicious (verified by my housemate!).

Here’s what you’re going to need:

  • 170g smooth peanut butter
  • 85g maple syrup
  • 170g rolled oats
  • 85g vegan chocolate chips
  • Coconut oil (/vegan butter / any vegan oil)

Throw the peanut butter and maple syrup into a pan on a medium heat until they’re mixing together nicely. Move off the heat and quickly pour the rolled oats into the pan and mix together. Then, pour onto a baking tray. Sprinkle chocolate chips as liberally as you like. Put in the fridge for 30 mins. Eat!

I opted for vegan chocolate buttons as thats all they had, but these taste just as good – and I threw a few in to the mix so the chocolate melted in nicely, too!

Share your vegan recipes in the comments below!

*this post was sponsored by Health Labs.

 

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16 Comments

  • Reply Hels

    I’m on my way over 😀 these look absolutely delicious, i love no-bake dishes as they always seem so much easier than baking! I’m a huge fan of anything with peanut butter in so I’ll definitely be giving these a go!
    Hels xx
    http://www.thehelsproject.com

    August 27, 2018 at 15:49
    • Reply Kate

      YES PLEASE! I think Dougie could give an excellent hand in making these, plus it means you don’t have to wait for them to come out of the oven and cool down 😉 I was actually pretty surprised at how quickly these set so definitely ace if you want to eat QUICKLY (which I *always* do).
      Kate x

      September 2, 2018 at 11:03
  • Reply Abbey

    No bake, vegan and delicious? Sign me up! These look absolutely fab and I’m pretty sure I have all of those ingredients in the cupboard already, so I know what I’m making tomorrow night! You’re definitely right about the impact of Blue Planet on people’s perceptions and attitudes – it really has woken a lot of people up to the damage we’re doing to the earth, myself included! I know a lot of people think they going veggie or vegan won’t change much but every little helps! Good on you for sharing the positive message!

    Abbey 💕💕

    August 27, 2018 at 21:35
    • Reply Kate

      Yes Abbey def make them! They’re so delicious! I’ll be sure to make up a batch for our next get together! I think its great that people are waking up to just how damaged our planet is, and what we can start doing to take better care of her! You’ve totally inspired me with your vegan efforts!
      Kate x

      September 2, 2018 at 10:58
  • Reply Bethany Jane

    I went veggie recently and I love it, but going completely vegan is my overall goal. And with snacks as delicious as these, how can I say no?! I honestly can’t believe they are vegan but I am so going to be making these and shoving them in my face haha!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

    August 28, 2018 at 14:39
    • Reply Kate

      Wow well done on your recent vegetarianism and your quest to become a vegan! I was really surprised they were vegan too, but so glad as they’re so nice and easy and both my vegan and non-vegan friends will love them!
      Kate x

      September 2, 2018 at 11:14
  • Reply Kate

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! One of my best friends is vegan and now I can hopefully make these flapjacks to give him as they don’t look to difficult to make. Plus I have no risk of burning them…yes I know, awful cooking skills here haha! It sounds delicious too! Great photo! I’m trying to have a bit more vegan and vegetarian food recently!

    August 30, 2018 at 16:21
    • Reply Kate

      Awww yay – you’re such a good friend! haha and I HEAR you, the low-risk burn factor is exactly what draws me to a No Bake recipe!
      Kate x

      September 2, 2018 at 11:19
  • Reply Charlotte

    Ohhhh my goodness, these look incredible. Thanks for sharing the recipe – I’d love to try making them! One thing I’d be a bit wary of is the peanut butter because I don’t like it very much (or anything nutty for that matter), but I’m pretty sure I’d be able to find a substitute!

    September 1, 2018 at 11:03
    • Reply Kate

      I’m actually not the *biggest* PB fan but you can’t really taste it, but its pretty good for binding it all together. I threw in a couple of the vegan chocolate buttons into the peanut butter in the pan to see how it melts – it does pretty well! You could put in a bag of them which would give them a more chocolate-y taste!
      Kate x

      September 2, 2018 at 11:25
  • Reply Jessica & James

    These look delightful! I’m actually a big fan of flapjacks but I just never have it enough! Will have to try these out as we’re always looking for some veggie/vegan friendly dishes to recreate!

    Jessica & James | http://www.foodandbaker.co.uk / http://www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk

    September 2, 2018 at 18:47
    • Reply Kate

      Ooooh definitely try them – I’m sure you guys could make the recipe even better!
      Kate x

      September 7, 2018 at 13:27
    • Reply Kate

      They are delicious and I bet you guys would make an uh-mazing batch!

      September 11, 2018 at 08:18
  • Reply Alisha Valerie

    OH MY GOSH. I need these in my life. Thank you so much for sharing so I can make these and enjoy them haha!! 🌸✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | AlishaValerie.com

    September 5, 2018 at 14:26
    • Reply Kate

      Hahah they were gone in a day in our house! Hope they last a little longer in yours 😛
      Kate x

      September 7, 2018 at 13:28
    • Reply Kate

      Definitely!
      Kate x

      September 11, 2018 at 08:26

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