Feelgood flapjacks

Feelgood flapjacks

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(71 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

    Peanut butter

    pee-nut butt-ah

    Peanut butter starts with dry roasting peanuts, which concentrates and heightens their flavour…

  • 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

    bah-nah-nah

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

  • 1 apple, peeled and grated
    Apples

    Apple

    ap-pel

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

  • 250g rolled oats
    Two piles of oats

    Oats

    ohtz

    Oats are processed by rolling (steamed and pressed) or steel-cutting (cut into pieces). There is…

  • 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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suzymmorton
30th Jun, 2014
5.05
Delicious and more-ish. I omitted the seeds but they still tasted amazing.
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Pee
19th Mar, 2014
I have made several batches of these now and to save time I use a food processor to do the banana, apricot and berries. I have also stopped adding water as prefer the texture without and they still hold together well. Hubby and I love these flapjacks.
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Pee
8th Mar, 2014
I try to cook with ingredients I have already so I replaced the apricots with chopped dates and the raisins with dried cherries and berries and also used porridge oats..... admittedly I`d forgotten to put the dates in and realised about 5 mins after I`d put the dish in the oven so I simply poked them into the mixture, levelled it back off and put it back in the oven.... yum yum. I will definately re-use this recipe.
Chantel best
5th Mar, 2014
Great feel good flapjacks tasty and nice and quick stores well
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sllyst
13th Jan, 2014
Really impressed with these. I didn't think they would hold together but they do beautifully, whilst still being moist. I will admit to a drizzle of dark chocolate on the top of these as i did on the old flapjacks i used to make but wanted a healthier version without the kids noticing, bingo!
martasaurus_rex
13th Oct, 2013
I made these exactly as the recipe said and they turned out perfect. I love the flavours, the texture and the fact that they use fruit to cut down on the fat. They're lasting well in the fridge and working well as replacements for other sweet and fatty snacks.
lolomuds
23rd Aug, 2013
4.05
These are a good cupboard filler for those with hungry toddlers/children at home. I followed the majority of the recipe but didn't have an apple or seeds so used a two small handfuls of crushed all-bran cereal. I wizzed the apricots up in hand blender with a splash of hot water. My 18mth old & 3 yr old enjoyed these for their mid morning snack and I am pleased knowing they are eating something with some nutritional value. I would add some cinnamon spice next time.
Frantic Flapjack
6th May, 2013
5.05
If you are looking for a traditional sugar laden flapjack then this won't be for you but if you're looking for a less sweet, nutritious, energy giving bar then I would highly recommend this. Natural tasting and packed with great ingredients.
rumenka
3rd May, 2013
4.05
I have tasted it and it is delicious. Tasty, cheep, quick and healthy. Thats the way I love cooking.
jeanetteski
24th Apr, 2013
5.05
Sorry forget to rate + by the way, are these classed as glutton free?

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