A fabulously jammy breakfast flapjack

My son recently starting rejecting anything that was green from his meals. In an effort to increase his greens without his knowledge, I starting hiding them in baked goods. The result was a delicious breakfast flapjack that I grab for breakfast for those mornings when a little person is taking a little longer to get ready.

breakfast flapjacks


  • 75g sunflower seeds
  • 180g Rude Health’s Sprouted Oats(or use plain old-fashioned oats or a gluten-free option)
  • 135g wholemeal flour
  • 50g xylitol
  • 150g baby spinach
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 175 g of butter, chilled
  • 240 ml of no refined sugar Meriden Blueberry Jam


  1. Preheat the oven to 190C. Smear a little butter and line a 8×8 pan on wax paper
  2. In a food processor, combine the sunflower seeds until they are broken up into crumbs
  3. Place sunflower seeds, oats, flour, xylitol, cinnamom, baking powder, salt, and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Cut the butter into medium size cubes(about the size of a dice) and mix with dry ingredients until it resembles course meal and there is no powdery bits.
  5. Set aside 1/3 of the mixture for the topping.
  6. Put the 2/3 of the topping into the pan, pressing firmly. Bake lightly int he oven for approximately 13 minutes until its slightly browned.
  7. While that is in the oven, put the spinach in a small  pan on medium heat with 3 Tablespoons of water and cook until just wilted. Puree with a stick blender and combine with jam.
  8. Place the jam mixture over the baked oats layer and sprinkle the reserved oat mixture.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes and set aside on a try until completely cool before cutting.
  10. These bars freeze well and can keep in the freezer for 2 months. (That is if you haven’t eaten them all before then!)


Pre and Post Natal Pilates this Autumn

Our experienced team of instructors understand the body's needs and changes during these diverse phases of motherhood.