Feelgood flapjacks

Feelgood flapjacks

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(34 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

Makes 12

These healthier oat bars use bananas and apple to bind the mixture, so you can cut down on the fat and sugar

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per flapjack

  • kcal218
  • fat8g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre4g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 50g butter, plus a little extra for greasing
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp honey or maple syrup
    Honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
    Banana

    Banana

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    Probably the best known, most popular tropical fruit, their name probably derives from the…

  • 1 apple, peeled and grated
    Apples

    Apple

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    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 250g rolled Oats
  • 85g dried apricot, chopped
  • 100g raisin
  • 85g mixed seed (we used pumpkin and sunflower)

Method

  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Grease and line a 20cm square tin with baking parchment. Heat the butter, peanut butter and honey or maple syrup in a small pan until melted. Add the mashed banana, apple and 100ml hot water, and mix to combine.

  2. Tip the oats, the dried fruit and the seeds into a large bowl. Pour in the combined banana and apple and stir until everything is coated by the wet mixture. Tip into the cake tin and level the surface. Bake for 55 mins until golden. Leave to cool in the tin. Cut into 12 pieces to serve or store in an airtight container in the fridge. They will keep for up to 3 days.

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Rebeccaplusone
15th Feb, 2017
5.05
These were excellent, I added an extra banana that needed using, rehydrated chia seeds and cinnamon (of course.) Note that I blitzed the oats in a blender to a near but not quite meal consistency. My other big change was that I cooked them in a low (140) oven for an hour longer than the stated cooking time- it worked, delicately golden all over and a great consistency all the way through.
manamana
1st Dec, 2016
3.8
Made these with crunchy peanut butter instead of smooth, honey rather than maple syrup, dates instead of apricots. I added 3/4 tsp cinnamon, a pinch of ground ginger and a pinch of ground nutmeg and a tbsp of orange juice. I left out the water. Thanks previous commenters! I sliced into 8 good-sized bars, rather than 12 tiny squares. First one, warm from the tin, is delicious.
welshpenguin
30th Sep, 2016
5.05
These are great! I made half the quantity, used crunchy PB, a mix of raisins and dates for the fruit and sunflower and sesame seeds for the seeds. I soaked the fruit in hot water for a while before I used it, I drained it off and didn't add more hot water. I also added some cinnamon (thanks to the previous comments). I'm not keen on cooked banana but I couldn't taste it. Really good balance of sweetness and good texture. I would make these again.
calamarielou
26th May, 2016
5.05
Tasty and healthy :) Used egg to bind first time due to lack of banana and apple, and they were less "bread-y" than the latter, but still delicious. Also swapped in coconut oil instead of butter. Probably cancelled the benefits by drizzling some dark chocolate over them as a treat but it was 70% so that's ok right? :) Will try the cinnamon next time!
mirjambrady
17th Apr, 2016
5.05
Delicious and easy! I added cinnamon and orange zest, and replaced seeds with walnuts.
geocass
1st Apr, 2016
3.8
Definitely not a flapjack, but they were very nice. A great way to use up ripe bananas. I swapped apricots for dates and goji berries (As that's what I had in the cupboard) and added some chia seeds. I didn't add any water. I thought the consistency of the mix was fine without it as the grated apple let out quite a lot of water anyway.
holsv93
29th Mar, 2016
5.05
These were so so delicious. Probably the best flapjack recipe I've ever tried and virtually guilt-free, win win!! My family and friend demolished the batch I made in seconds. Oh and I added coconut flakes to mine for a bit of something extra!
carrotcustard
20th Mar, 2016
1.3
Made it according to the recipe for the first time, was surprised at how bland it managed to be considering all yummy components. It was softer and more cakey than a flapjack and I think next time I think I'd use the same ingredients to make fruity muffins instead. Recommend checking out the comments below for adding more flavour, don't think I'd make it again myself.
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mishchiefmia
16th Mar, 2016
5.05
Great recipe, following comments I blended the banana, apricots and raisins in a blender, added a teaspoon of cinnamon and just a splosh of water. I used almond butter as I have a peanut allergy and rice malt syrup.
janjan87
23rd Oct, 2015
I agree with other comments, definitely not a flapjack but a great snack nevertheless! Stuck to the recipe as stated as I pretty much had it all the ingredients in my cupboard. You could definitely use the recipe as a base and change the fruits/seeds to suit your taste or to whatever you have at home! The flapjacks do taste like they are lacking something, I would definitely made these again as others have suggested with a tsp of cinnamon and grated orange zest. Other than that, it's nice to know you're munching on a snack that's full of goodness :)

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goldsmithgerry
8th Feb, 2016
how do I print a recipe. I have a Mac desktop. I click on Print but nothing happens
danielle.larter
7th Jan, 2014
Are these flapjacks suitable for freezing?
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