Nutty Banana Flapjack Recipe

Who doesn’t love a flapjack?! I have made many flapjacks in the past using other people’s recipes, so I decided it was time to develop my own. I knew I wanted to make a flapjack that wasn’t crammed with sugar: this recipe still isn’t 100% healthy, but it does include lots of fruit. This recipe is quick and easy to make and doesn’t make much washing up, either- bonus!


Ingredients- makes 12 slices

  • 2 small ripe bananas
  • 125g smooth peanut butter
  • 125g apple sauce- from a jar or make your own
  • 40g light brown soft sugar
  • 6 tbsp mixed chopped nuts
  • a handful of sultanas
  • 250g oats/gluten-free oats



You will need one 20cm square tin lined with greaseproof paper.

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  • Peel and slice the bananas into a medium-sized bowl and mash with a fork until smooth
  • Stir in the applesauce, peanut butter and brown sugar- combine well
  • Stir in the sultanas and the chopped nuts
  • Finally, add the oats and give one final mix
  • Tip the mixture into the lined tin and press down so it’s evenly spread
  • Pop into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes
  • When it starts to brown on the outside it will be ready
  • Be patient and allow to cool for 15mins before cutting before cutting into 12 portions
  • (Optional!) Make a tea/coffee and enjoy with a slice of warm flapjack!



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36 thoughts on “Nutty Banana Flapjack Recipe

  1. Hi Emmzee,
    I met you at Danny’s block party. I came to meet and greet you. I love flap jacks in all the ingredients you put in them. Favorite flavor? I guess blueberry.
    Maybe you can check out my blog if you need any blogging tips. That’s what I write about.

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  2. I love baking with bananas! I make a recipe really similar to this with coconut oil and honey instead of sugar and applesauce, although I imagine they taste pretty similar. In fact, I’m definitely going to give the applesauce a go, I think the texture will be a lot less chewy then. Flapjacks are my absolute weakness and I completely agree with you on all the sugar and crap that you find in the ones in the shops. Homemade is best, am I right? xxx

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  3. If it’s not crumbly then it looks excellent for making and taking a slice in your saddlebag on a bike ride too. There are times when you need a flapjack (or two) to give you a boost to get the last few miles and hills done to get home. 😉

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