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Healthy Flapjacks

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Serves 1 - 12 Pieces

Delicious & Moist Flapjack perfect for a snack

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  • 150g Banana (small- medium)
  • 50g Soft & Juciy Apricots
  • 25g Light Brown Muscovado Cane Sugar
  • 100g Porridge Oats
  • 3tbsp Rapeseed Oil


    1. Preheat the oven to 180c, and get a prepare a 17cm Sqaure baking tin - grease if necessary
    2. Place the banana in a mixing bowl and mush up. Chop up the apricots into small piece and add to the banana
    3. Add the sugar and the oil and stri well. Add in the porridge oats and mix well.
    4. Place the mixture in the tin ensuring evenly spread and place in the oven for approx 15 mins until nice and golden
    5. Once cooked, cool in the tin slightly for approx 5-10mins and then cut into squares and place on a cooling rack
    6. Leave to cool & enjoy or if you can't wait enjoy whilst hot ;)
    7. Nutritional Value - Approx Per Serving
    8. 88 Calories, 11g Carbs, of which sugars 5g, 4g Fat, 0g Sat Fat, 1g protein

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5th Feb, 2014
After reading previous comments, I doubled the amount of ingredients. I made some unsweetened apple sauce and substituted for the bananas and sugar. I also added more dried fruit as well as chopped nuts and seeds. I think they taste great and my 18-month-old also loves them. Great way to get lots of goodness in her without any added sugar.
11th Apr, 2013
My family absolutely loved these and it is such a quick recipe to do. Great for my son's lunch box and a sneaky way to get in the additional fruit in that he needs. Next time I will try to add raisins, nuts (not for school) and seeds. A well worth five star recipe!
10th Mar, 2013
Tried this out last evening with a few modifications. I heated a tablespoon of honey in a saucepan and melted the sugar in it before adding it to the oats and banana. I used chopped dates and some walnuts instead of apricots. I did add in extra oats and it came out delicious gooey but firm.
7th Aug, 2012
just made this, i doubled the ingredients though! come out gorgeous, tasted lovely! i used raisins instead of apricots though :-) gorgeous!!
17th Jul, 2012
These quantities make a ridiculously small amount. I doubled the oats and the sugar and used one large banana and still only got 8 half-decent sized pieces. Also the oven needs to be hotter. Next time I'll triple the oats and maybe use 1 1/2 bananas. They were very nice though, soft and gooey and delicious.
18th Jun, 2012
I havent had a chance to try these yet but as a suggestion you could maybe use some pureed dates or pureed apple instead of the banana if you don't like banana? As that should also do the job of binding it all together! Looks like a good recipe though, I'm going to try it.
8th Apr, 2012
I loved the idea of using banana for sweetness instead of so much sugar but there was a bit too much banana in these for our liking and I found that they didn't stick together very well. Next time I think I'll try using half a banana and a bit more sugar.
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