22 September 2019

Recipe: Healthier feelgood flapjacks

September 11, 2015

With Autumn arriving, the nights starting to close in and Bake-Off on the TV, we at Sportsister are already feeling the need for some comfort food. Flapjacks are the eternal friend of sporty types, but is it possible to make them just a little bit healthier?


We’ve found this recipe on BBC Goodfood – They use bananas and apple to bind the mixture, so you can cut down on the fat and sugar. Not only that, but they are cheaper and you can cut down on the unnecessary packaging of bought-bars. We’re giving them a try this weekend!

Prep time: 10 mins Cook: 1 hour  Makes: 12
Calories: 218 Carbs: 28g  Fat: 8 g Sugar: 19 g

50g butter, plus a little extra for greasing
2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
3 tbsp honey or maple syrup
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 apple, peeled and grated
250g rolled oats
85g apricots, chopped
100g raisins
85g mixed seeds (we used pumpkin and sunflower)

Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Grease and line a 20cm square tin with baking parchment. Heat the butter, peanut butter and honey or maple syrup in a small pan until melted. Add the mashed banana, apple and 100ml hot water, and mix to combine.

Tip the oats, the dried fruit and the seeds into a large bowl. Pour in the combined banana and apple and stir until everything is coated by the wet mixture. Tip into the cake tin and level the surface. Bake for 55 mins until golden. Leave to cool in the tin.

Cut into 12 pieces to serve or store in an airtight container in the fridge. They will keep for up to 3 days.

Recipe from BBC Good Food

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