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As a runner, I am usually always hungry (as is the cycling husband) – that’s my excuse – so I have been looking at cheaper healthy alternatives to the snack bars that you buy in the supermarket so that we eat less of the processed stuff and sneak in some more goodness (plus I love finding new recipes!)

This banana and honey flapjack recipe is currently one of our favourites and uses the fruit, honey and low fat butter as the binding agent so there is no need for golden syrup or other processed sugar.

These are a great on the go snack and full of energy and fuel to see us through until lunch…or dinner…. or tea.

These flapjacks would also be great to bake before a house viewing because they leave a lovely warm banana-y smell in your house (and obviously the delicious product of the baking)


400g Porridge oats

70ml Honey

2 Medium Ripe Bananas

100g Low Fat Margarine (butter)


Preheat your oven to 190 Degrees

Banana & Honey Flapjacks Preparation collage
Combine, Mix, Stir

Blend the banana and butter together until a smooth texture (you don’t want any banana chunks)

*If you don’t have a blender you can use a smoothie or milkshake maker by gently heating and softening the margarine first*

Stir the honey into the blended mixture using a spoon and make sure you mix it in thoroughly

Add the banana mixture to the oats and mix together until completely covered. Make sure you don’t have any dry oats left otherwise they will burn.

Fresh from the oven and smelling amazing
Fresh from the oven and smelling amazing

Grease a baking tray (you can also use greaseproof paper if you prefer but these aren’t that sticky so a bit of grease or butter is fine)

*I used an 8″ Square tin because we like quite thick flapjacks*

Make sure you press down the oat mixture to all of the corners of the tray so that it is quite compacted, makes them cook better

cook for 20 – 25 mins or until they go a golden colour

Leave them to settle a little before trying to move them out of the tin and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely (or you can eat these warm with ice cream – although the “healthy” part goes out the window then!)

Banana & Honey Flapjacks - quick, tasty and healthier than store bought! - this is the tasty end result
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Banana & Honey Flapjacks - Healthy, tasty and ready in 30 minutes

61 comments on “Healthy Banana & Honey Flapjacks”

  1. The flapjacks look wonderful and simple to make. I always like experimenting with different ways to make them. Flapjacks with banana foster is my favorite.

  2. Man I love a flapjack but they are a little bit of an indulgent snack as I know they are usually have loads of sugar and syrup in them. I’m totally going to try out this healthier alternative (we always seem to have past their best bananas that need using up). #KCACOLS

  3. Ooooo these look fab! MY boys would absolutely love them, and be much healthier than the things they currently snack on! I may have to give them a go with Ellis 🙂 #KCACOLS xx

  4. I love the simplicity of this recipe and flapjacks are great , although I haven’t had any for years! I can picture myself trying to explain the name “flapjack” to Mexicans – where does that name even come from?!! #KCACOLS

  5. I love flapjacks and if you do it with bananas and honey even better. This is an easy, quick and yummy recipe and as you say perfect to keep you going and keep you full for a while. Love that it is so healthy too. Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS and for being my co-host this week. It is always fun co-hosting with you!! 🙂 x

  6. These sound delicious and I think my son would be a big fan too – it would be nice to give him more healthy snacks as he has become a chocolate addict since Xmas and I’m fighting a constant battle at the mo lol! These could be a good compromise.

    Thanks for sharing #kcacols

  7. They sound good – I used to make some with dates instead of banana, but it was a bit awkward to blend them – this sounds much easier.
    x Alice

  8. These sound so yummy & easy to make too! Not to mention – healthy. Homemade snacks are so much better than the bought varieities. I have a pancake recipe up today to link up to YumTum, if you don’t mind will you tweet me when it’s live? I forgot about linking up last week. #KCAOLS

  9. I love this idea! I’m a fan of the banana flapjack but this recipe is slightly different to the one I have. I’ve pinned it so I can use it for variety 🙂

  10. Great recipe, I love banana baked goods and flapjacks are a favourite…I particularly enjoy how straightforward flapjacks are to make (although saying that I have overlooked many a flapjack!!) Thanks for co hosting #KCACOLS

  11. Theselook absolutely gorgeous! Both mine love things like flapjack (so do I) but obviously I don’t like to give them too much processed sugar. Will definitely try these. #KCACOLS

  12. Home made flapjacks are great, I have made them in the past and I am always glad when I do, as you say so much healthier than the shop bought ones. I haven’t tried with banana before, I might just give these a go. Thanks,
    Amanda. #kcacols

  13. I don’t think I’ve ever tried banana flapjacks before as I don’t like bananas on their own (don’t like the texture) I’ve happily eaten banana bread though so this looks like something that would be good to make with my boys! Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

  14. I was looking for something to do today and these look simple enough. H and I haven’t done the baking thing yet but I think this is something that is easy enough for us to do together. Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

  15. Girl, I want to reach right into this photo and grab one of these. Or, er…one for each hand! They look so good. I read above that I can use rolled oats, which means I can make these gluten free, I am going the happy dance!!!

  16. OOohhh I am excited! I am always on the lookout for recipes! Especially as I am also trying to be more healthy. It’s too easy to grab a box off the shelves. Thanks for sharing this recipe. #KCACOLS

  17. Hi Charlotte! Hope you’re keeping well. Loving your new linky and glad to take part and discover new blogs and recipes. I love the smell of banana bread baking so I can just imagine how good these flapjacks would smell. Pinned. 🙂 Have a nice weekend!

  18. Are porridge oats the same as old fashioned oats (like not quick cooking oats)? These would be great for our family since my son is allergic to eggs and nuts. It’s hard to find breakfast food that doesn’t use eggs! -Jessica, Sweet Little Ones

    • yes porridge oats are the same as rolled oats 🙂 yer that can make things tricky! these will do the trick :p xx thanks for linking up this week xx

  19. I am coming back to nick the recipe haha. These look so incredibly tasty and I can’t believe how simple they are! Might even get my partner to eat banana! Love this! #yumtum

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