Flapjacks are awesomely easy to make with children and a wonderful way to get energy into them. We often make plain ones (basically 250g oats, 125g butter, 125g brown sugar, 3 tbsp golden syrup and bake), but this recipe is for banana ones, because I had two over-ripe bananas in the fruit bowl and my children don’t like banana smoothies (I know!).
I don’t have a photo of this one because life.
Options: add chocolate chips, cocoa powder, raisins, seeds – whatever takes your fancy!
- 40g butter
- 60g light brown soft sugar
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
- 225g oats
- 2 ripe bananas
- Preheat oven to 200C.
- Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup together in a large saucepan over a low heat.
- Mash the bananas and mix into the butter mixture.
- Tip the oats into the pan and stir until everything is thoroughly mixed. Add any extras at this stage too.
- Grease a 20cm square tin and press the mixture firmly into the tin, not forgetting the corners. Flatten with a spoon (or if your tin is deep, use a flat-bottomed glass or mug).
- Bake for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden and the edges are starting to brown.
- Cut into 16 squares while it is still hot, then let cool in the tin.