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Nutty Banana Flapjack Recipe

Who doesn’t love a flapjack?! I have made many flapjacks in the past using other people’s recipes, so I thought it was time to make my own! I knew I wanted to make a flapjack that didn’t have a lot of syrup and sugar in it. This recipe still isn’t 100% healthy but it does have lots of fruit in it! This recipe is easy and quick to make, and doesn’t make much washing up- bonus!

Tips & Tricks

Make sure you use a good quality peanut butter, it will make a big difference. I chose to use a smooth peanut butter because the addition of chopped nuts in the recipe give it texture. The moisture in the flapjack comes from the applesauce and mashed bananas, instead of using a syrup. The applesauce and bananas also make the flapjack sweet without having to add too much sugar. The riper the bananas the better as they are super sweet!

I bought a packet of chopped nuts for this recipe; there is a mixture of almonds, walnuts and peanuts. If you already have nuts around the house, just blitz them up and use them instead.

I had a jar of applesauce in the fridge already opened so I used it for this recipe. Feel free to make your own! I have a recipe for applesauce on my Banana Berry Breakfast Bowl recipe if you are interested.


Ingredients (makes 12 slices)

You will need a 20cm square tin lined with baking parchment/greaseproof paper

  • 2 small ripe bananas
  • 125g smooth peanut butter
  • 125g apple sauce
  • 40g light brown soft sugar
  • 6 tbsp mixed chopped nuts
  • handful raisins/sultanas
  • 250g oats



  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Peel and slice the bananas into a medium-sized bowl, mash with a fork until smooth
  • Stir in the applesauce, peanut butter and brown sugar- combine well
  • Stir in the raisins/currants and the chopped nuts
  • Finally, stir in the oats. Make you get right down to the bottom when giving one final mix.
  • Tip into the lined tin and press down so it’s evenly spread
  • Pop into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes
  • When it starts to brown on the outside it will be ready
  • Be patient and allow to cool for 15mins before cutting
  • Cut into 12 slices (cut whilst it is still warm- it will make it easier to cut)
  • (Optional!) Make a tea/coffee and enjoy with a slice of warm flapjack!


I hope you have enjoyed the recipe, let me know if you try it!

Question: What is your favourite flapjack flavour?



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26 thoughts on “Nutty Banana Flapjack Recipe

  1. Hi Emmzee,
    I met you at Danny’s block party. I came to meet and greet you. I love flap jacks in all the ingredients you put in them. Favorite flavor? I guess blueberry.
    Maybe you can check out my blog if you need any blogging tips. That’s what I write about.

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  2. I love baking with bananas! I make a recipe really similar to this with coconut oil and honey instead of sugar and applesauce, although I imagine they taste pretty similar. In fact, I’m definitely going to give the applesauce a go, I think the texture will be a lot less chewy then. Flapjacks are my absolute weakness and I completely agree with you on all the sugar and crap that you find in the ones in the shops. Homemade is best, am I right? xxx

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