Makes around 12
Another perfect way to use up overripe bananas and apples, these are a healthier version of a traditional snack bar - a nutritious and effective way to get you through that mid-morning or mid-afternoon slump. After seeing how fantastically easy and versatile these flapjacks are, you'll never go back to store-bought refined sugar and additive-packed ones. Mix and match with whatever seeds, nuts, dried fruits you like, or have at the back of your cupboard.
2.5 cups of jumbo oats (gluten-free as required)
2 very ripe bananas (mashed)
1 apple (coursely grated)
1/2 cup of mixed seeds
1/2 cup of raisins & dried apricots
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
50g of butter or 1/2 cup of coconut oil
3 tbsp of runny honey
1. Line a small baking tray with baking paper and turn on the oven to 180 degrees.
2. Measure out the oats, seeds and raisins and place in a bowl. Then chop up the apricots and add them to the oats etc.
3. In another bowl, mash up the two bananas with a fork. Then grate the apple into the bananas and add the cinnamon and ginger powder.
4. Next, take a saucepan and place it on a low heat. Add in the honey and the butter. Once the butter has melted, add in the two bowls – the one with banana & apple and the other one with the oats and dried fruits.
5. Stir well until the honey and butter/coconut oil has completely covered the fruit and oats and it’s all well mixed in together.
6. Pour this mixture into the baking tray and flatten down with the back of a spoon or spatula so that flapjacks will be the same height all over.
7. Place in the oven and bake for around 30 minutes, until the top starts to go a golden brown.
8. Wait until it has completely cooled, then slice up and enjoy!