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Aug032011

Banana Flapjacks

Banana Flapjacks are brilliant in so many ways. They are delicious, easy to make, healthier than traditional flapjacks and they are a great way to use up over ripe bananas. I have to thank my friend Yomi for this recipe, which is based on her amazing homemade banana and snickers flapjacks.

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*
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.

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Reader Comments (17)

Yummy yummy yummy these are brilliant! I adored them and so did my toddler, a great mid morning/early afternoon snack for both myself and my daughter! Liked giving her something that I knew exactly what they had in rather than supermarket toddler snacks, I will make these again and agian x

June 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbecky

Really pleased they were a hit Becky - thank you for your comment! x

June 8, 2011 | Registered CommenterGourmet Mum

Very tasty recipe but did not make 24 maybe because i didnt add the raisens as i dont like them.
Very easy to follow, quick and healthy.

I was not sure if they would be nice because they had no sugar but they were delish!!

Absolutly loved them

November 30, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjemma

Hi Jemma! Thanks for your comment. Perhaps I just made 24 small ones! I think the size of the bananas makes a difference sometimes too.

Really pleased you like the recipe and that you enjoyed them!

Filipa x

December 1, 2011 | Registered CommenterGourmet Mum

Hi Jemma, I have revised the recipe since your comment, it's now for 12 flapjacks, not 24. Thank you, Filipa x

October 28, 2012 | Registered CommenterGourmet Mum

Do these freeze?

February 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

Hi Carolyn, I have not tried freezing them but I imagine they will freeze OK as banana freezes fairly well. Filipa x

February 14, 2013 | Registered CommenterGourmet Mum

Loved making these with my toddler and today is the 2nd time we've done it and he remembered some of the methods! I found that the bananas being big the first time made it very moist so today I've put more oats in, which should make it go further but still stick together. It's in the oven now, so waiting to see. Sarah

March 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Falconer

Hi Sarah! Fingers crossed they turn out great! Thanks for your comment, I'm so pleased you have enjoyed making them with your toddler, great that he remembered some of the methods, sounds like you have a budding little chef on your hands there! Filipa x

March 5, 2013 | Registered CommenterGourmet Mum

Hi do u think I could add whey protein in to this
Mix

June 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Hi Craig, I've never used whey protein so can't be 100% sure. Perhaps just use a few less oats if you add the whey protein? Sorry I can't be of more help. Many thanks, Filipa

June 23, 2013 | Registered CommenterGourmet Mum

Hi,
just made these, and they tasted great. I added in some chocolate chips, just for little treat! Xx

November 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJas

Wow, super tasty and very quick and easy. Great way to use up bananas, and give the kids something healthy too. They held together very well too. My 2 young boys think they are a winner, perfect for lunch boxes and tea time. thanks!

February 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCorrina

Hi,
I was thinking of making these flapjacks but I'm not to keen on banana. Do you think I could swap it for stewed apples? Let me know what you think? Many thanks Kate

February 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Hi Kate, I've not tried using stewed apple, I'm not too sure if it would work... Many thanks, Filipa x

February 28, 2014 | Registered CommenterGourmet Mum

Hi, if I use an 8 inch round baking tin, do I need to alter the amount of ingredients listed in the recipe? Thanks :)

March 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDarren

Hi Darren, you could reduce the ingredients by a third, or not bother and the flapjacks will just turn out thicker. You may need to bake for a few minutes longer. Hope this helps, Filipa x

March 3, 2014 | Registered CommenterGourmet Mum

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