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Are Flapjacks Healthy?

by Toni Olukiran

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A sweet treat and excellent snack with a hot drink, flapjacks are very popular within the UK. But are they healthy? Read on to find out if flapjacks are good for you.

What are flapjacks?

Flapjacks are sweet baked bars, made typically from butter, rolled oats, sugar and golden syrup. They can also include other ingredients and toppings, such as chocolate, nuts, seeds and dried fruit, and are quite similar to a granola bar in this respect. 

Are flapjacks healthy?

Flapjacks contain high levels of sugar, syrup and butter, meaning it shouldn’t be mistaken as a food that has many health benefits but rather as a delicious treat to have in moderation. However, some lower-calorie variations definitely exist, containing less sugar and butter, which would be better to eat more regularly (while still eating in moderation). Whatever type you get, it can still absolutely be incorporated into a balanced diet.

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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