Did you know that you can make an awesomely tasty flapjack without using butter or sugar?
I didn’t, but I thought I’d have a go!
These flapjacks are perfect for a quick snack before a run, or equally, for a snack after a run! They’re great for lunchboxes, too.
Now I love a good flapjack. I specifically love a flapjack which is oozing with buttery goodness, and through which the taste of golden syrup sings out and stings your nerve endings. I find it difficult to refuse such a treat, and am not suggesting that these healthy flapjacks should replace the wonderous traditional flapjack.
But, if you’re looking for an easy snack to eat on a daily basis, you can’t go far wrong with these! They’re not overly sweet, but they do settle an afternoon sugar craving, and it doesn’t matter if you can’t resist them, either! They’re great with a cup of tea and a magazine on a rainy afternoon, that’s for sure!
Banana Muesli Flapjacks
Makes 12 medium flapjacks, or 9 large
200g rolled oats
200g muesli (I used traditional Alpen, in the blue packet)
50g jumbo oats
50g golden syrup (or use honey if you prefer)
1 large ripe banana (or 2 medium ripe bananas)
100g groundnut oil
1. Heat the honey, syrup and oil in a pan until it is nicely combined.
2. In a large bowl, combine the oats and muesli.
3. Mash the banana into the oil and honey mix, until it is quite evenly combined. It doesn’t matter if there are lumps of banana in there!
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well. The consistency should be quite wet, and nice and sticky. If your mixture is a little dry, just add a bit more oil until it is fully covered.
5. Press down firmly into a greased tray and bake at 190C for about 20 minutes until golden brown.
6. Once the flapjack is cooked, remove from the oven and score the mixture into 9 or 12 squares. Once cooled, remove from the tray!