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Banana Flapjacks With A Chocolate Topping – Easy Recipe!

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Indulge in these delicious and easy-to-make banana flapjacks topped with a layer of dark chocolate. Perfect for a breakfast treat or afternoon snack!

Why You’ll LOVE This Treat!

Super Easy To Make – flapjacks are a really simple traybake to make. Nothing tricky, just melting, stirring and baking.

Packed With Oaty Goodness – flapjacks are packed full of delicious oats, so make a great snack.

Several chocolate and banana flapjacks

Banana Flapjack Recipe

Makes – 12 Flapjacks

Prep Time – 20 minutes 

Cook Time – 15 minutes

Total Time – 20 minutes hands on – plus a couple of hours to cool

Our Most Popular Alternative – Blueberry Flapjacks

Equipment Needed

  • Kitchen scales
  • Large saucepan
  • Wooden spoon
  • 20cm square baking tin
  • Baking paper (or parchment paper)
  • Smaller saucepan
  • Glass or metal jug
  • Dessert spoon

Banana Flapjacks Ingredients

Everything you need to make tasty banana flapjacks

Ingredients to make banana flapjacks including; flour, oats, buitter, bananas, chocolate, brown sugar, golden syrup
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 50g soft brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 50g instant porridge – we usually use Ready Brek
  • 220g rolled oats
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 100g dark chocolate

How To Make Banana Flapjacks

You’ll LOVE how simple these delicious banana flavoured flapjacks are to make, just follow the step by step instructions

Several chocolate and banana flapjacks

Step One – preheat the oven

  • Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4

Step Twomake up the flapjack mixture

  • Add the butter, brown sugar and golden syrup to a large saucepan over a low heat, and stir until melted together.
  • Tip in the rolled oats and instant porridge and stir well to mix into the warm buttery syrup.
  • Add in the mashed bananas, and mix well.

Step Three – bake the banana flapjacks

  • Tip into the baking tray and smooth over.
Baking tray full of flapjack mixture
  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, until just turning golden brown on top.
  • Then remove from the oven and place the tin onto a wire cooling rack until cool.

Step Four – top the banana flapjacks with chocolate

  • Top the flapjacks in dark chocolate drizzle – once the flapjacks are cooled melt the chocolate ready for topping.
  • Do this by breaking the chocolate into chunks and putting it into a jug, stand the jug in a pan of boiling water and stir carefully until fully melted.
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the cooled flapjacks and smooth to the edges with a spoon.
  • Then put the flapjacks into the fridge for at least a couple of hours to set hard.
Several chocolate and banana flapjacks in a baking tray

Step Five – cut the banana oat flapjacks

  • Slice the banana flapjacks – lift the flapjacks out of the tin and place onto a chopping board then peel the paper away from the edges.
  • Cut the flapjacks into 12 equal pieces.

Recipe Tips And Ingredient Swaps

Add some extra fruit – If you fancy some added extras throw some in the banana oat flapjack mixture. Try adding in coconut flakes or dried fruit like, raisins, cranberries, top with banana slices or chopped apricots. You can also add in a pinch of ground cinnamon if you like too.

Add some extra protein – if you fancy some extra protein stir in some chopped peanuts, walnuts or seeds.

Swap the chocolate topping – top with white or milk chocolate if you prefer that to the dark chocolate topping.

Make them gluten-free – flapjacks are an easy recipe to convert to gluten free – just pick up and use all certified gluten free ingredients.

How To Cut Flapjacks 

Make sure you cut the flapjacks once they’ve fully cooled and the chocolate has set hard. This just makes it easier to cut neatly without the oats crumbling.

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How To Store Flapjacks 

Banana flapjacks can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days (but they’re usually all gone by then anyway!)

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Yield: Makes 12

Banana Flapjacks

Several chocolate and banana flapjacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 50g soft brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 50g instant porridge
  • 220g rolled oats
  • 2 bananas
  • 100g dark chocolate

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4
  2. Add the butter, brown sugar and golden syrup to a large saucepan over a low heat, and stir until melted together
  3. Tip in the rolled oats and instant porridge and stir well to mix into the warm buttery syrup.
  4. Add in the mashed bananas, and mix well.
  5. Tip into the baking tray and smooth over
  6. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Then remove from the oven and place the tin onto a wire cooling rack.
  7. Top the flapjacks in dark chocolate drizzle – once the flapjacks are cooled melt the chocolate ready for topping. Do this by breaking the chocolate into chunks and putting it into a jug, stand the jug in a pan of boiling water and stir carefully until fully melted.
  8. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the cooled flapjacks and smooth to the edges using a spoon.
  9. Then put the flapjacks into the fridge for at least a couple of hours to set hard.
  10. Slice the banana flapjacks – lift the flapjacks out of the tin and place onto a chopping board then peel the paper away from the edges. Cut the flapjacks into 12 equal pieces.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 251Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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