In our house the kids love granola bars, flapjack anything like that. What I don’t like though is the amount of sugar that gets added to them especially the golden syrup content. Don’t even get me started on the shop bought ones.
We have now found a recipe that has no added sugar just the sugar from the fruit that you add in. The banana is used to bind the oats together. It tastes lovely the only difference I would say it that the bars are a bit more moist than you average granola or flapjack bar.
2 ripe bananas the riper the better
1 tsp vanilla essence
80ml Vegatable Oil
175g Other fruits (we used sultanas, currants, raisins, cranberry)
1, Pre heat the oven to 175c
2, Mash the banans making sure they are well mushed up and no lumps at all.
3, Add the fruits and oil to the bananas and mix together well.
4, Stir in the oats and the vanilla essence and mix well, leave to absorb for about 5 mins.
5, Take you baking tray and make sure it is well greased, then using a large spoon push mixture in firmly.
6, Bake for about 25 mins until golden brown.
Tips and recommendations
We changed some of the qty of oats and added in some seeds to give a different texture.
You can use a wide variety of fruits and nuts to suit your own taste just tweak with the amounts to make sure you don’t have to much dry v’s the wet.
Cut the flapjack into slices whilst in the tin and warm and allow to fully cool before turning out this will stop crumbling.
You can take a look at our traditional granola recipe which is a favourite as well in our house but has lots of sugar so we are going to try and move away from that to these more healthy bars.