Monday, 1 August 2016

Fruity Banana Flapjacks

Fruity banana flapjacks


These banana flapjacks are sweet, squidy and utterly delicious!

Shortly after moving into the new flat, I decided it was important to test out the kitchen and have a little baking trial run before the Great British Bake Off is back on telly.

I wanted something quick, simple and perfect for taking to work with me for a little energy boost - or as a home-time pick me up after a long day.

The millionaire's flapjacks I made the other week were lovely, but possibly a bit too rich for what I had in mind. So I decided on trying a rather lighter variation...

These are by no means 'super-healthy' flapjacks, but they are tasty and more naturally sweet with honey, bananas and dried fruit rather than a tonne of sugar. And because I haven't used sugar or syrup, they're much squidgier and don't crisp and burn quite so easily. (A tip I learned years ago trying to recreate Konditor & Cooks flapjacks is to always swap syrup for honey).

Stack of homemade banana flapjacks with seeds and fruits

Recipe for 12 to 16 flapjacks

270g oats
2 ripe bananas
6tbsp honey
125g butter
100g mixed dried fruits and seeds (I used pumpkin and sunflower seeds)
20x20cm tin 
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°c (170°c fan) and line a tin with baking paper.
  2. Put the oats, dried fruit and seeds into a mixing bowl.
  3. Mash the bananas to a fairly smooth consistency (although you don't have to worry too much about getting every last lump).
  4. Put the bananas into a saucepan, along with the butter and honey. Melt over a medium heat and simmer until you have a well mixed liquid.
  5. Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients and mix together.
  6. Tip the mixture into the prepared baking tin and press down so that it is tightly packed. Use a spoon or spatula to smooth.
  7. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the top is starting to turn golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool in the tin. Then turn out and slice into rectangles.
How to make homemade banana flapjacks

Flapjack with fruits and seeds
Four homemade flapjacks on a plate And it's really just as simple as that! Let me know if you try them out - or if you have any other tasty recipes that make good snacks :)


Homemade fruity banana flapjacks recipe



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11 comments

  1. These look delicious!!! Wish I could bake as well, going to have to try.

    My Blog / Paige Joanna

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    1. Let me know if you give them a go, Paige! They shouldn't be too hard to make, the only thing that can really go wrong is overcooking them :)

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  2. These look delicious, though I'd have to leave out the dried fruit - can't stand the stuff! x

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Years ago I'd have said the same - I couldn't imagine myself liking dried fruit! But you can certainly leave them out. Maybe replace with some sweeter tasting nuts liked almonds or cashews? x

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  3. These sound so good, and easy! I love a recipe in which I can actually make with standard ingredients, instead of having to go to a specialised health store. Also, I know I already said this but your blog is SO SO good right now! xxx

    Sam // What I Know Now

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    1. They're really simple which is important when I've got limited time - I don't want to spend all weekend sourcing ingredients, I want to get them from the local supermarket! (Or ideally, the kitchen cupboard!) I'm so pleased you're enjoying the blog right now, I'm liking it a lot too! x

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  4. yum!

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  5. These look so good! Love me some fired fruit too, haven't had a flapjack in ages - we might just have to give this ago but oh how we love eating and cooking but baking is a whole other story - just don't have the patience hahaha thanks for sharing!

    Jessica & James
    Foodandbaker.co.uk

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  7. I'm training for a marathon and these are PERFECT for fuelling up - simple, healthy and look delicious! Thanks for sharing - can't wait to try :)
    Ksenia
    www.thelifedegree.com

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