Banana Flapjacks {For Using Up Bananas}

These Banana Flapjacks are delicious, easy to make, far healthier than traditional flapjacks and also a great way to use up over ripe bananas. 

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Banana Flapjacks are great for lunchboxes and breakfast on the run as they last for around 4 days in a sealed tub. Kids love them and they are cheaper and more nutritious than sugary ready made snacks. Swap the sultanas for chocolate chips for a treat.

Banana muffins are also a great recipe for using up over ripe bananas. Never throw away over ripe bananas as they can be frozen and defrosted and used when needed.

Banana Flapjacks: Makes 12 flapjack squares:

  • Time: 10 mins prep + 15 - 20 mins baking

  • Cost: 10p per serving (based on 12 squares)

  • Calories: 160 per serving (based on 12 squares)


  • 3 overripe bananas, roughly mashed

  • 50g butter, melted

  • 50g / 2 tablespoons honey (or golden syrup)

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 250g rolled oats

  • 60g raisins


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / gas mark 6. Grease a rectangular baking tray roughly 25 x 30cm in size (or whatever you have, a round cake tin one will do).

  2. Mix all the ingredients together well in a large bowl. Pour into the baking tray and use the back of a wet tablespoon to press the banana flapjack mixture down evenly across the tray.

  3. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes until golden brown but not dark. Leave to cool in the tray then remove and cut into 12 squares with a sharp knife.