Feelgood flapjacks

Feelgood flapjacks

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(98 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 1 hr


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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  • 50g butter, plus a little extra for greasing



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

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

  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed



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

  • 1 apple, peeled and grated



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

  • 250g rolled oats
    Two piles of oats



    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)


  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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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.
23rd Aug, 2013
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
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.
3rd May, 2013
I have tasted it and it is delicious. Tasty, cheep, quick and healthy. Thats the way I love cooking.
24th Apr, 2013
Sorry forget to rate + by the way, are these classed as glutton free?
24th Apr, 2013
I thought these were really nice. I could not taste the banana, but I would have prefered to actually. I added some whole almonds as I did not have enough seeds and I think the texture was better for adding them, but overall a lovely, healthy cakey flapjack.
22nd Apr, 2013
This was lovely - my son has a peanut allergy so just added more honey and left out the peanut butter. Great!
22nd Apr, 2013
These are ok but nothing special. Prefer other recipes. Not sweet enough for me. Husband did not like the taste of banana, (but I could not really taste it). Son wanted to know why we could not have eaten normal recipe. Great recipe if being so healthy is important but would prefer different recipe or use more sugar/honey/syrup. Not a disaster but wont be doing again either.
22nd Apr, 2013
I have had a stock of bananas in my freezer for a while from when they have gone past the point of when I will eat them as a snack (little fussy with my bananas). I've been looking for a recipe other than the usual banana bread to make with them. I tried these last night and am so impressed, very easy to make and tasty. A welcome replacement for the usual sugary cereal bar. I will be making these more often and will try them with different dried fruit. Also if you are not a fan of the banana smell or taste, don't worry because apart from when you are handling the banana in the cooking section, you can't actually taste the banana. However, this may be because my bananas had been frozen.
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18th Apr, 2013
Can you do this without the banana????


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