Jammy Cranberry & Oat Slices

Jammy Cranberry & Oat Slices


  • 3 Cups Oats
  • 1/4 Cup Buckwheat groats
  • ¼ Cup Quinoa flakes
  • 1 tbsp linseeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • ½ Cup Dates, chopped
  • 1 Cup Cranberries roughly chopped
  • ½ Cup raw honey
  • 2/3 Cup Coconut Oil (or butter)
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Place dates and cranberries in a small bowl and pour over boiling water, leave to steep for a few minutes. Drain, reserving the liquid, and heat gently in a saucepan with 2-4 tbsp water until very soft, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

In a separate bowl mix together the oats, buckwheat, seeds, cinnamon and salt. Melt the honey and coconut oil in a small pan over a low heat, then pour onto oat mixture and combine with a wooden spoon until everything is coated.

Line a small square baking tray and press half of the mixture down into it. Spread the cranberry jam on top, and finish with another layer of oats, being sure to press it firmly down with the back of a spatula.

Bake at 180 for 10-15 minutes until golden brown and crisping at the edges. Leave to cool and slice into pieces.

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  1. Are the cranberries fresh or dried? Thanks!

  2. Hi Lizzie……could you provide a translation to grams. Just tried to make these and seemed to mess it up. It didnt work alas. Thanks in advance.

    • Lizzie King

      Sorry it didn’t work out. What was the problem? There are gram conversions if you google, but I always use cups, for ease of cooking with little ones/one-handed. I can help you if you let me know what went awry. Thanks so much. Lizzie

  3. Helen salvage

    Hi Lizzie
    Do you cook the buckwheat groats before using them in your jammy cranberry & oat
    Thanks Helen

  4. Made these today with my 2 yr old son and they turned out beautifully! I didn’t have buckwheat groats or quinoa flakes so I added 1/2 cup of desiccated coconut instead and they taste delicious. I wasn’t sure how well they would hold together as flapjack is always a crumbly mess for me, but these hold together perfectly with a nice moist centre and crunchy top. I will definitely do these again, so easy and you don’t miss the sugar at all! Thank you.

  5. Hi Lizzie, is there anything I can substitute the quinoa flakes and buckwheat groats for as I am struggling to get a hold of them at my supermarket and local health store?

  6. Caroline Wilde

    Is it 2-3 cups of butter or 2/3rds of a cup?

  7. Ruth McLoone

    Hi, do you use the cranberry / date water for anything that you’ve reserved. I made them last night but they’re quite crumbley (very tasty tho) so wondered if I should have used the water?

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