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Fruity Flapjacks

This is a super easy recipe that I like to let my kids get involved in. Mainly the mashing banana and squeezing the honey parts. They’re becoming quite good little cooks now.

My sister in-law made these flapjacks one time and they were so chewy and sticky, with amazing pops of fruitiness. She had used a recipe from the children’s Disney Ratatouille recipe book.

The combination of banana, honey, sugar and butter create the extreme sticky and soft texture. The use of brown sugar gives it a real rich caramelised flavour along with the richness of the fruits. The mashed banana and dried fruits make these flapjacks so so fruity! It all kind of reminds me of what Christmas pudding probably tastes like (I’ve never tasted it).

I like to think of these as hybrids on the health scale. They include amazing nutrients from the banana, oats and seeds. They’re not totally loaded with refined sugar but having some sugar and butter in there sure makes them the sticky treats that they are.

Rich, fruity, sticky and sweet. YUM

Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes  Cook Time: 20 minutes  Total Time: 35 minutes  Makes: 15 – 20 Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients

  • 150g butter
  • 150g soft browns sugar
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 350g porridge oats
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 50g raisins
  • 50g seeds
  • 2 ripe bananas

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/Gas 5
  2. Lightly grease and line a 22 cm baking tray with greaseproof paper
  3. Melt the butter, sugar and honey in a large saucepan and gently heat until the sugar has dissolved and the butter is melted.
  4. Remove from the heat and add the oats, cranberries, raisins, seeds and banana.
  5. Pour the mixture into the tray and bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown, allow to cool, cut and serve.
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