A healthy banana chocolate flapjack recipe. A simple recipe that can be made quickly using only 6 natural ingredients. Another great recipe for kids and adults as a healthy snack, desert or a healthy on the go breakfast.
Healthy Banana Chocolate Flapjack Nutrition
The oats and banana in this healthy banana chocolate flapjack recipe provides sustainable long lasting energy that doesn’t make you crash later on. Oats and banana are also high in potassium, an essential mineral.
The natural sugars from the dates and banana wont spike blood sugar levels too quickly like refined sugar does, which helps to avoid that crashing feeling. Dates are also a source of antioxidants and can reduce inflammation. Can you believe something so sweet and tasty can be so healthy!
These healthy banana chocolate flapjacks are packed with fiber! Oats, bananas and dates are very good sources of fiber which support healthy digestion, bowel movements, a healthy microbiome and lowers cholesterol.
Let’s not forget that decadent dark chocolate which ideally should be 70% cocoa or above. I love Green and Blacks. The best quality possible for the best source of nutrients, including essential minerals, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper and phosphorus contributing to sleep, bone health and immune health. Dark chocolate is also rich in antioxidants such as polyphenols that lowers cortisol, reducing stress in the body. Dark chocolate is also rich in another antioxidant called flavanols which are found to reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes by lowering blood pressure and increasing insulin sensitivity.
Which dates to use?
Make sure you use pitted dates which have the stoned removed. You could remove the stones yourself but this takes more time. Try to go for dates that are moist and sticky rather than dried dates.
Looking for something with a bit of a crunch? Try this Honey Crisp Granola Bar recipe.