Admittedly I am not one to bake regularly. I prefer cooking savoury meals because they are a lot easier to tweak and cook to taste, whereas when baking you have to be precise otherwise you end up with a disaster! I also think there are a lot of recipes out there for baking that are so unhealthy it does put me off when I am pouring so much sugar into something I am making.
However! I found a recipe for flapjacks that wasn’t too unhealthy, and was easy to do 🙂 Plus the flapjacks turned out lovely so I am sure I will be making these again.
Ingredients to make approx 20 square flapjacks;
- 200g peanut butter
- 200g honey
- 300g rolled oats
- 2 over-ripe bananas
- I also added about 1 tbsp chopped mixed nuts and 1 tbsp choc chips
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees/gas mark 4.
- Melt the honey and peanut butter in a saucepan on a medium heat.
- Mix the melted mixture the mashed up bananas and add in the oats gradually, mixing it all together to make a thick mixture.
- Add in your extras (nuts, choc chips, dried fruit etc) and then pour into a baking tray lined with butter or parchment or both. As I don’t bake a lot, I didn’t have any parchment so I lined a way-too-big baking tray just with butter and pressed out the mixture so it was about 1.5cm thick.
- Bake on 180 degrees/gas mark 4 for 15-20 mins and then take out to cool.
These turned out better than expected and using the honey is a lot healthier than using caster sugar.
Please have a go at making them yourself and let me know what you think!