6 ingredient banana flapjacks

Just 6 ingredients and I’m fairly confident these can be thrown together in 6 minutes also (minus the baking time)! These yummy flapjacks were a result of having far too many overly ripe bananas in the fruit bowl and needing to create something tasty but super easy.

Using just 6 ingredients I am really pleased with how these turned out and I am already thinking of ways of switching up the ingredients to create alternative flavour combinations. I’m thinking peanut butter and cacao nibs or maybe blueberry and honey. Watch this space!

ingredients (makes 8 flapjacks);

  • 180g oats
  • 50g raisins
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

what you need to do;

Preheat your oven to 180°C fan.

Start by putting your peeled bananas into a food processor and blitz up until smooth. You can also do this my hand by mashing the bananas, you’ll have some lumps in your mix but don’t worry about this.

Place your puree/mashed bananas into a saucepan on a medium heat and add in the coconut oil and maple syrup. Melt the whole lot together, stirring often, until just bubbling. Heating the mixture and stirring will also help to get rid of any banana lumps.

Take the banana mix off the heat and stir in the oats, cinnamon and raisins ensuring everything is well covered. Pour the mixture into a lined square baking tin and smooth out with a spatula. Make sure to compress the mixture down until reasonably firm and smooth. Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes until the top starts to turn a light golden brown.

Once baked, allow to cool in the tin before removing and cutting into flapjacks.

estimated nutritional breakdown; cals 180, protein 3.8g, carbs 36.1g, fats 5.2g, fiber 3.5g

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