Sugar-free banana and date flapjacks

Sugar-free banana and date flapjacks

Sugar-free banana and date flapjacks

I’m always looking for snacks for the kids (and us grown-ups too) that are both healthy and tasty. Maya has recently decided that she ‘can’t like’ certain things so if we want to get a healthy snack in her, it needs to taste good, and preferably seem like a treat.

Flapjacks are great but traditionally they’re full of butter and sugar – not so healthy. This recipe uses the natural sweetness of dates and bananas to replace the sugar and contains vegetable oil instead of butter. It’s really quick and simple too.

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Simply break up a couple of bananas and whizz them up in a blender with 200g dates and 100ml vegetable oil. You can just chop the dates, rather than blending them, to add some texture, but I figured blending them would be best for the kids. Then add to 200g of oats and mix well. I added some ground cinnamon and vanilla extract too, to add a little flavour. Raisins or even some chocolate chips would be good too – something to try next time.

Finally, spread onto a greased baking sheet and bake in the oven at 180° for 20-25 minutes.

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