On weekday mornings I need a quick and easy breakfast I can eat at my desk. I often turn to flapjack based bars as they tend to keep me full until lunchtime - my favourites being these Honey and Peanut Butter flapjacks. As I had a couple of black banana's to use and an intriguing packet of Baobab powder (thank you Eden Project) to experiment with I though I would develop a high energy Breakfast Bar, using a flapjack recipe as the base.
Baobab Tree's in Africa are known as the 'tree's of life' because their fruits contain high levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They contain:
- Three times more calcium than milk
- Twice the Vitamin C of oranges
- Six times more antioxidants than blueberries
These bars turned out really well. The powder gives the flapjacks an extra fruity zing and next time I would be inclined to add some dried apricots to the mix too. The bars provide a high energy, nutritious breakfast for people on the run!
Banana and Baobab Breakfast Bars
High energy and nutritious
- 150g Butter
- 50g Honey
- 50g Demerera Sugar
- 2 Black Banana's, mashed
- 250g Oats
- 25g Baobab Powder
Step 1: Line a 20cm square tim with baking paper and preheat oven to 190c.Step 2: Melt the butter, honey and sugar over a low heat then mix in the other ingredients. Press into tin and bake for 20 mins.Step 3: Leave to cool in the tin before cutting into bars.
DetailsPrep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 12