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Feel good flapjacks! Find the recipe at
Ingredients ready for some feel good flapjacks. Find the recipe at Ingredients ready for some feel good flapjacks. Find the recipe at Feel good flapjacks. Find the recipe at

I had some old bananas left over but didn't want to make banana bread which is what I usually do, so google lead me to a recipe which uses bananas to make flapjacks.

I adapted a recipe I found on BBC Good Food to make use of what I had in the cupboard. I'm not usually one for trying to make a healthy alternative of something sweet, I'd rather eat the real deal, but these seemed like they were worth a go!


  • 50g butter plus a little extra for greasing
  • 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 apple, peeled and grated
  • 250g porridge oats
  • 85g apricots, chopped
  • 100g raisins
  • 85g sunflower seeds

Makes 12

  1. Preheat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3 and grease and line a 20cm square tin with baking paper.
  2. Heat the butter, peanut butter and honey in a pan until melted.
  3. Take off the heat and add the mashed banana, apple and 100ml hot water, and mix to combine.
  4. Add in the oats, the dried fruit and the seeds and stir until everything is combined.
  5. Pour into the tin and flatten out the surface.
  6. Bake for 55 minutes until golden, and leave to cool in the tin before cutting into 12 pieces.

For me, a flapjack should be soft and moist, and these definitely were. They were quite soft when they came out of the oven, so it's definitely best to leave them to cool for a while in the tin so they don't crumble up. I was intending on adding in some cinnamon, but although I forgot these were still great and full of flavour.