Banana & Peanut Butter Flapjacks



Healthy and nutritious banana and peanut butter flapjacks sweetened with honey. The flapjacks are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free.

Banana and Peanut Butter Flapjacks


I make flapjacks (or oat bars as they are known in the US) a lot, and these Banana & Peanut Butter flapjacks are one of my favourites at the moment. Packed with protein and refined sugar free, they make fab healthy breakfasts on the go. I often go swimming in the morning after the school run, so I take one of these to have in the car after my swim and they keep me nice and full until lunchtime.


Using Up Over Ripe Banana's

I'm always looking for recipes to use up those pesky black banana's in the fruit bowl. These banana and choc chip muffins are my usual go to recipe, as is this yummy banana cake, but I wanted to find another way to use up over ripe banana's. Who knew banana's in flapjacks were so good? They make the flapjack lovely and squidgy. Just the way I like them!

Banana and Peanut Butter Flapjacks

Favourite Flapjack Recipes

I've got quite a few flapjack recipes on the blog, but by far and away the most popular are these Honey and Peanut Butter Flapjacks

Honey and Peanut Butter Flapjacks

I also really like these flapjack recipes from fellow food bloggers:
Carrot Cake Flapjacks from Tin & Thyme
Cherry Oat Bars from A Mummy Too

Step By Step Banana and Peanut Butter Flapjacks

Melt the peanut butter and honey in a heavy bottom saucepan over a medium heat. Keep stirring to prevent the mixture catching on the bottom of the pan.

Honey and Peanut Butter

Next you need to mash the over-ripe banana's with a fork and add it to the peanut butter and honey mixture.

Mashed Banana

Then its time to stir in the gluten free oats. I added in a handful of chopped walnuts too but it's completely optional.You could try chopped dried apricot if you wanted to make them more fruity.

Making Flapjacks in a saucepan

Press the flapjack mixture into a lined baking tin and bake in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes. Leave to cool before cutting into squares. They will keep for up to 10 days in an airtight container.

Banana and Peanut Butter Flapjacks


Top Tips For Making Banana and Peanut Butter Flapjacks

  • These flapjacks are refined sugar free but if you like your flapjacks on the sweeter side add 150g light brown sugar when you melt together the peanut butter and honey.
  • Add chopped dried fruit or nuts such as walnuts or pecans for added texture and taste. A large  handful should be enough.
  • If you're not too keen on peanut butter, replace it with salted butter. The same goes for honey, if you prefer golden syrup use that instead. The result will be a lot sweeter (and obviously not refined sugar free anymore!
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Banana & Peanut Butter Flapjacks

Banana and Peanut Butter Flapjacks


Banana and Peanut Butter Flapjacks

Banana & Peanut Butter Flapjacks
Baking
Baking, Gluten Free
Yield: 12

Banana & Peanut Butter Flapjacks

prep time: 8 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 28 mins
Healthy and nutritious banana and peanut butter flapjacks sweetened with honey. These are gluten, dairy and refined sugar free.

ingredients:


  • 200g Peanut Butter
  • 200g Honey
  • 3 Over Ripe Banana's, mashed
  • 400g Gluten Free Oats

instructions:


  1. Preheat the oven to 180° (160°fan) and line a 20x30 baking tin with baking paper.
  2. In a heavy bottomed pan melt the peanut butter and honey over a medium heat.
  3. Stir through the mashed banana's then mix in the oats. Keep stirring until everything is combined.
  4. If you want to add any extra's like chopped dried fruit or nuts, now is the time. Press the mixture into a tin and bake in the oven for 15 - 20 minutes. Check after 15 minutes.
  5. Let the flapjack cool before cutting into 12 squares.

NOTES:

Calories and nutrition for 1 flapjack
calories
301
fat (grams)
10.7
sat. fat (grams)
2.2
carbs (grams)
46.3
protein (grams)
8.9
sugar (grams)
19.2



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8 Comments

8 comments:

  1. So yummy AND healthy. Perfect for the new year. My daughter LOVED them - thank you!

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    1. My kids love flapjacks too. These banana and peanut butter ones were really yummy. Will definitely be making these again soon.

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  2. I haven't had a flapjack in such a while, since you don't really get them here, but I do sometimes have them for nostalgia's sake when I am back in the UK. I should really make some, like the idea of banana and PB flavored ones.

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    1. I love a banana and peanut butter combo. So good in flapjacks!

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  3. Super delicious looking. Peanut butter and banana are so good together!

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  4. So healthy and delish! Love that flavor combo!

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  5. I nearly always add banana to my flapjacks, but I haven't made any for a while. I do love a flapjack. Sharing this Beth and I'll be trying them too.

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