Training & Nutrition

Healthy flapjack recipe for cyclists: quick, vegan and luxury options

3 healthy flapjack recipes including a quick microwave recipe, a vegan recipe, and a luxury chocolate and orange recipe. Perfect for cycling!


Oats, orange and chocolate. Simply the best flapjack ever made?

All the oaty goodness of flapjacks, with added dark chocolate decadence. This is the luxury version. You can nibble this on the trail as a pick me up, or have them waiting for you at the end of your ride – that’ll motivate you to keep riding!


  • 250g margarine or unsalted butter
  • 150g soft brown sugar
  • 110g golden syrup
  • 500g porridge oats
  • Zest of 1 – 2 oranges
  • Juice of ½ an orange
  • 150g of dark chocolate, pieces or drops


1. Melt and mix the butter, sugar and golden syrup

2. Add this mixture to the oats in a separate bowl, and mix thoroughly.

3. Add the orange juice and zest, mix, and allow to cool thoroughly.

4. Mix in the dark chocolate pieces

5. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees

6. Smooth mixture into greased baking tray, pressing down firmly

7. Cook for 30 minutes, or until the top becomes a lovely golden brown colour

8. Remove, allow to cool, and cut into chunks

Attempt not to eat all at once!

Healthy Flapjack Recipe Hints and Tips:

Try changing the dark chocolate and orange for white chocolate and dried raspberry or cranberry, or lemon and poppyseed.

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