• Healthy Banana & Honey Flapjacks


    As a runner, I am usually always hungry (as is the cycling husband) – that’s my excuse – so I have been looking at cheaper healthy alternatives to the snack bars that you buy in the supermarket so that we eat less of the processed stuff and sneak in some more goodness (plus I love finding new recipes!)

    This banana and honey flapjack recipe is currently one of our favourites and uses the fruit, honey and low fat butter as the binding agent so there is no need for golden syrup or other processed sugar.

    These are a great on the go snack and full of energy and fuel to see us through until lunch…or dinner…. or tea.

    These flapjacks would also be great to bake before a house viewing because they leave a lovely warm banana-y smell in your house (and obviously the delicious product of the baking)

    Ingredients

    400g Porridge oats

    70ml Honey

    2 Medium Ripe Bananas

    100g Low Fat Margarine (butter)

    Method

    Preheat your oven to 190 Degrees

    Banana & Honey Flapjacks Preparation collage

    Combine, Mix, Stir

    Blend the banana and butter together until a smooth texture (you don’t want any banana chunks)

    *If you don’t have a blender you can use a smoothie or milkshake maker by gently heating and softening the margarine first*

    Stir the honey into the blended mixture using a spoon and make sure you mix it in thoroughly

    Add the banana mixture to the oats and mix together until completely covered. Make sure you don’t have any dry oats left otherwise they will burn.

    Fresh from the oven and smelling amazing

    Fresh from the oven and smelling amazing

    Grease a baking tray (you can also use greaseproof paper if you prefer but these aren’t that sticky so a bit of grease or butter is fine)

    *I used an 8″ Square tin because we like quite thick flapjacks*

    Make sure you press down the oat mixture to all of the corners of the tray so that it is quite compacted, makes them cook better

    cook for 20 – 25 mins or until they go a golden colour

    Leave them to settle a little before trying to move them out of the tin and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely (or you can eat these warm with ice cream – although the “healthy” part goes out the window then!)

    Banana & Honey Flapjacks - quick, tasty and healthier than store bought! - this is the tasty end result
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60 Responses so far.

  1. […] have cookies, sometimes we have a fruit salad! What do we fancy? nobody knows, the last time I made Banana & Honey Flapjacks so they were both sweet and healthy […]

  2. […] experimenting with healthier snack bar alternatives (Leading to the Banana & Honey Flapjacks I previously posted) we had some oats leftover and a pack of strawberries in the fridge and bish, […]

  3. Sarah HP says:

    Man I love a flapjack but they are a little bit of an indulgent snack as I know they are usually have loads of sugar and syrup in them. I’m totally going to try out this healthier alternative (we always seem to have past their best bananas that need using up). #KCACOLS

  4. Lizzie says:

    A great way to use up old bananas! I reckon this would be a huge hit with our little babes

  5. Clare says:

    Ooooo these look fab! MY boys would absolutely love them, and be much healthier than the things they currently snack on! I may have to give them a go with Ellis 🙂 #KCACOLS xx

  6. Such a fantastic idea I would never of thought of adding bananas. It’s been a while since a have made flapjacks, but I can see me making this with the girls. xx #KCACOLS

  7. Oh, these sound delicious! Unfortunately I have an intolerance to oats (I know, I know, it’s weird), but if I didn’t I’d definitely be making these!
    #KCACOLS

  8. I love the simplicity of this recipe and flapjacks are great , although I haven’t had any for years! I can picture myself trying to explain the name “flapjack” to Mexicans – where does that name even come from?!! #KCACOLS

  9. Oooooh these look yummy, I love flapjacks and never really make them. I’m definitely going to make these though, thanks for sharing and cohosting #kcacols

  10. I do love flapjacks but I find that most of them are full of sugar,these sound lovely though x #kcacols

  11. ooh these look delish! Love banana and honey so a winning combo in my book 🙂 Kathy xxx #KCACOLS

  12. Nicole says:

    These look yummy and like a quick and easy snack to make. #KCACOLS

  13. Flapjacks are one of my favourite things to back – they’re so easy. You healthy version sounds just as yummy as my usual recipe which is packed full of sugar and golden syrup. Oops! #KCACOLS

  14. I love flapjacks and if you do it with bananas and honey even better. This is an easy, quick and yummy recipe and as you say perfect to keep you going and keep you full for a while. Love that it is so healthy too. Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS and for being my co-host this week. It is always fun co-hosting with you!! 🙂 x

  15. Laura says:

    These sound delicious and I think my son would be a big fan too – it would be nice to give him more healthy snacks as he has become a chocolate addict since Xmas and I’m fighting a constant battle at the mo lol! These could be a good compromise.

    Thanks for sharing #kcacols

  16. alice says:

    They sound good – I used to make some with dates instead of banana, but it was a bit awkward to blend them – this sounds much easier.
    x Alice
    #kcacols

  17. These sound so yummy & easy to make too! Not to mention – healthy. Homemade snacks are so much better than the bought varieities. I have a pancake recipe up today to link up to YumTum, if you don’t mind will you tweet me when it’s live? I forgot about linking up last week. #KCAOLS

  18. Mrsmumnz says:

    This looks easy and yum! I’ll certainly be giving it a go. My son also loves honey and banana so it’ll be perfect! Thanks.

  19. Charlene says:

    We always have too many ripe bananas at the end of the week so will bookmark! #KCACOLS

  20. Silly Mummy says:

    These sound lovely – I love flapjack! #KCACOLS

  21. These looks delicious I have booked marked this for tomorrow, my daughter would love these!!! #KCACOLS

  22. Helen says:

    Yum! I’m always on the look out for yummy and easy sweet/healthy treats. Thank you! x #KCACOLS http://www.gumdropsandthebear.com

  23. I love flapjacks and I love banana flaovured stuff so I’m sure I’d love these! they look gorgeous :)Thanks for hosting #KCACOLS
    Debbie

  24. These look delicious 🙂 #KCACOLS

    Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  25. Emma Jones says:

    I don’t like bananas but might try these for the kids. #kcacols lifeinthemumslane

  26. OneDizzyBee says:

    I love this idea! I’m a fan of the banana flapjack but this recipe is slightly different to the one I have. I’ve pinned it so I can use it for variety 🙂

  27. These flapjacks look very yummy! I have never had banana in a flapjack before so would love to try this recipe out. xx
    #KCACOLS

  28. I love banana and porridge oats too, what a perfect combination! Thanks for sharing this recipe… #KCACOLS

  29. Great recipe, I love banana baked goods and flapjacks are a favourite…I particularly enjoy how straightforward flapjacks are to make (although saying that I have overlooked many a flapjack!!) Thanks for co hosting #KCACOLS

  30. Theselook absolutely gorgeous! Both mine love things like flapjack (so do I) but obviously I don’t like to give them too much processed sugar. Will definitely try these. #KCACOLS

  31. Yum!!! I need to get into baking – I’m so useless. But I think I’m going to give these a try! Thanks for sharing xx #KCACOLS

  32. Back again, visiting from #KCACOLS – they do look delicious though! Pinning 🙂 xx

  33. Crummy Mummy says:

    These look gorgeous! I’ll definitely be trying these – thanks for sharing! #KCACOLS

  34. Amanda says:

    Home made flapjacks are great, I have made them in the past and I am always glad when I do, as you say so much healthier than the shop bought ones. I haven’t tried with banana before, I might just give these a go. Thanks,
    Amanda. #kcacols

  35. Maria says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever tried banana flapjacks before as I don’t like bananas on their own (don’t like the texture) I’ve happily eaten banana bread though so this looks like something that would be good to make with my boys! Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

  36. I was looking for something to do today and these look simple enough. H and I haven’t done the baking thing yet but I think this is something that is easy enough for us to do together. Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

  37. Girl, I want to reach right into this photo and grab one of these. Or, er…one for each hand! They look so good. I read above that I can use rolled oats, which means I can make these gluten free, I am going the happy dance!!!

  38. Veronica Lee says:

    Mmmmmm! These look divine! I am loving how simple the recipe is.

    #KCACOLS

  39. Rebecca U says:

    These sound great – always looking for ways to use up bananas #KCACOLS

  40. These sound totally yummy! I love flapjack but have to confess mine are the least healthy ever as I put brown sugar and golden syrup in them. But I’ll give these a try! Becky x #KCACOLS

  41. OOohhh I am excited! I am always on the lookout for recipes! Especially as I am also trying to be more healthy. It’s too easy to grab a box off the shelves. Thanks for sharing this recipe. #KCACOLS

  42. these look delicious, I love anything with banana in. I am awful at baking but I really should try more! #KCACOLS

  43. Kayla Arnold says:

    Oh my gosh they look so good!! #KCACOLS

  44. A lovely twist on the traditional flapjack #KCACOLS

  45. Julie Downes says:

    These sound really good. I like the fact that they are a little healthier than normal too. Will have to try sometime! #KCACOLS

  46. oh this looks like a great recipe and something Sylvia might enjoy baking with mummy 🙂 Angela popping by from #KCACOLS

  47. Sarah says:

    Hi Charlotte! Hope you’re keeping well. Loving your new linky and glad to take part and discover new blogs and recipes. I love the smell of banana bread baking so I can just imagine how good these flapjacks would smell. Pinned. 🙂 Have a nice weekend!

  48. These look great – I love a good flapjack!
    Thanks for sharing.
    #YumTum

  49. Love banana, love honey – will have to try these. Will pin onto healthy breakfast for kids board 🙂 #YumTum

  50. This looks and sounds very nice, I want to try this healthy recipe, bookmarked it. Thanks for sharing.

  51. Jessica says:

    Are porridge oats the same as old fashioned oats (like not quick cooking oats)? These would be great for our family since my son is allergic to eggs and nuts. It’s hard to find breakfast food that doesn’t use eggs! -Jessica, Sweet Little Ones

  52. What a great idea, must be a great for re-fueling when on a long walk/hike. #YumTum
    Angela x

  53. Kelly Robinson says:

    I am coming back to nick the recipe haha. These look so incredibly tasty and I can’t believe how simple they are! Might even get my partner to eat banana! Love this! #yumtum

  54. […] linked up my Banana & Honey Flapjacks AND this week I was lucky enough to have Gina from The Multitasking Missus guest post with her fab […]

  55. Have never tried Bananas in flapjacks – pinning and will try them out 🙂


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