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Sweet Banana Flapjack Bites // GF Recipe!


Hey lovelies, how's your week going? After a beautiful Bank Holiday weekend in England, I decided to do a bit of baking and going along with the theme of 'sweet treats-made healthy' here's a post on my new favourite recipe: Banana Flapjacks. 

Flapjacks are one of those cakes that are deceptively unhealthy. You think, oats, raisins... healthy enough right? But what you often forget is all the unnecessary sugar, butters and syrups that go into flapjacks, when the fact is: you just don't need all of it! In this recipe, ripe banana is used to help bind the mixture, along with natural honey and coconut oil as substitutes for the usual not-so-healthy ingredients and it still tastes delicious if not better.
Hope you enjoy this recipe, I spent most of my Bank Holiday weekend munching on them by the beach - and let me know in the comments below what sweet bake you'd like me to 'make-healthy' next on my blog!



FOR THE FLAPJACKS

  • 2 Ripe Bananas
  • 4 Tbsp of Honey 
  • 200g Oats
  • 1/2 Cup of Dried Fruit // Sultanas
  • 1 Tsp Sea Salt 
  • 3 Tsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • Handful of Gogi Berries // Chopped Almonds


METHOD:


1. Preheat the Oven to 160°C and line a baking dish with parchment paper. In a large bowl, add together the Oats, Dried Fruit, Sea Salt, Cinnamon, and Gogi Berries. Mash the banana and mix to combine. 

2. Heat the Coconut oil and honey in small pan until melted, then pour into the large bowl with the rest of the ingredients and stir until all the oats are coated in the mixture. 

3. Tip into the Baking Dish, and flatten with a spoon to the mix is compact. Bake for 25-30 mins or until the oats go a golden brown colour. 

4. Once cooled, slice into little Flapjack Squares and enjoy. Perfect for any sweet snack or afternoon tea! 




QOTD: HOW DID YOU SPEND YOUR BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND?


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9 comments

  1. I’ve never been much of a fan of flapjacks however these look delicious! The honey and banana make it sound so yummy, I’ll definitely need to give these a go! Such lovely, bright photos too,
    Zara xx

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    1. Thanks! Yep these are my favourite foodie blog photos I've ever taken actually x

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  2. I lovee flapjacks - they are always so tasty! It's great that you've made it into a healthier option :) I don't like banana's myself, but I'm pretty sure other people in my family would really enjoy these. Great photos too by the way!

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

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    1. Perfect for baking for friends and family then <3
      Thanks lovely x

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  3. I love flapjacks and a healthier option is always welcome as I completely agree they're quite deceiving with how unhealthy they actually are! This is a great recipe that I'll definitely keep in mind if I'm ever doing some baking, I'm now off to check out your Red Velvet cupcakes as they're my favourite kind of cake!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

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  4. They look delicious! I'm not a huge banana fan but I like the idea of having them in a flapjack. I love that they're not too bad for you either x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Tysm! I love all your recipes so this is a huge compliment x

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Thank you, all your lovely comments make me smile!