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.


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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