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?