Friday, 2 June 2017

Odds and ends flapjacks

healthy flapjacks, healthy sweet treats

I've been rummaging through my kitchen cupboards, checking what needs to be eaten, what has to be thrown. I had the remains of peanut butter in a jar and coconut oil, literally a few tablespoons left over, then the end of the ground almonds packet and the remains of brown sugar with stevia. I also had an overripe banana - not enough for a banana cake, but might do for flapjacks.
There was a box of MOMA bircher muesli (raspberry & coconut) in the latest Degustabox, which I thought would be a great base for flapjacks. These are quick gluten free oats with fruit and seeds including raisins, dried apple pieces, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes and dessicated coconut, raspberries and blackcurrants.

Odds and ends flapjacks
1 ripe banana, mashed
70g brown sugar (with Stevia)
3tbsp maple syrup
3tbsp peanut butter
4tbsp coconut oil
20g ground almonds
200g oats (bircher muesli)
50g strong white bread flour
50g walnuts, chopped

Preheat the oven to 180C.
Mash a ripe banana with a fork in a medium mixing bowl. Add sugar, maple syrup, peanut butter, coconut oil, ground almonds, oats, flour and chopped walnuts and mix well, until you get a sticky ball. Slightly oil the brownie 20x20 tin and put the mix into the tin, flattening it with a fork, and evening it. Make sure the ends are filled in evenly. Place the tin in the oven and bake for 25 minutes until golden on top.
Make the indentation marks with a knife on the flapjacks while the mass is still warm Once cooled a bit, cut with a knife into rectangular or square slices.

healthy sweet treats

Despite the fact it was all bits and bobs, it is a very tasty flapjack. You don't need a lot of butter to bind the oats, as you use a banana. I've seen some recipes online for flapjacks where they use 250g of butter, that's way too much.

healthy sweet treats

I think any flavour bircher muesli will work in this recipe. Or plain oats, with a handful of dried fruit or coconut flakes. Ground almonds could be swapped for dessicated coconut, maple syrup substituted by golden syrup or healthier date or carob syrup. The possibilities and combinations of flavours are endless.

Adding this recipe to #KitchenClearout linky hosted by Cheryl from Madhouse Family Reviews.


  1. These look beautifully moist and perfect for using up all the ends of packets from the cupboards. I'll have a new linky going live this afternoon :)

  2. Thank you, Cheryl! I'll add it once the linky goes live. I looked for it yesterday, but with holidays we are all very busy.