Banana flapjacks

July 7, 2016

Banana flapjacks recipe

Banana flapjacks

Squidgy, chewy, comforting – these are everything flapjacks should be – but healthier! They contain far less sugar than the ready-made kind, and of course when you make things from scratch, you know exactly what you’re getting – real food, with no nasty additives.

Feel free to further reduce the sugar in these by using less brown rice syrup or honey than stated – the banana and raisins add a nice sweetness by themselves.

Makes 24 squares

You will need:


  1. Grease or line a small baking tray and heat the oven to 150c.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, raisins and pumpkin seeds.
  3. Place the peanut butter, coconut oil and brown rice syrup or honey in a small pan and warm for about two minutes, stirring, until melted.
  4. Add the melted mixture to the oats with the mashed banana and give everything a good mix until well combined.
  5. Spoon into the baking tray, smooth out the surface, and bake for 45-50 minutes until golden brown.

These are good for up to 5 days in an airtight container stored in a dark, cool place. Or freeze for up to 3 months.

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  • Reply Aamay July 8, 2016 at 06:03

    I’m not a fan of peanut butter, is there anything you would recommend instead?

    Almond butter?

    Thanks 🙂

    • Reply eatwise July 8, 2016 at 11:45

      Hi Aamay!

      Sure – you could definitely use almond butter as an alternative. Let us know how they work out.

      L x

  • Reply Kelly-Marie April 17, 2017 at 18:37

    Just made these following the recipe to a T and I would recommend adding 4tbsp of honey as they are very bland tasting but thats probably because I didnt use raisins……I do like them though!
    Love a healthy natural treat and was getting a bit bored of my frozen energy balls!
    I added a teaspoon of Cacao and would grate orange rind and some juice in next time for a little twist!

    • Reply eatwise April 18, 2017 at 13:27

      Oh yes – without raisins, they may not be sweet enough. Let us know how the orange works next time round 🙂

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