It can be tough to come up with healthy snacks to reach for when chocolate, or other sugary treats, seem like the easy option. Everyone gets that hunger pang in the middle of the afternoon and it can be difficult to resist all those things that you know are bad for you. Step in these delicious flapjacks, from Deliciously Ella. They require only a small amount of healthy ingredients and are a cinch to whip up when you get half an hour. I much prefer to know exactly what’s going into the food I eat, so there’s no excuse for me not to bake up a batch of these when I’m low on snacks and what something to keep me going until dinner. Give these a go, you won’t regret it.
- 360g oats
- 200g / 2 bananas
- 6 tbsp maple syrup
- 6 tbsp cashew butter
- 4 tbsp coconut oil
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celcius (180 fan).
- Place the oats in a large mixing bowl.
- Mash the bananas with a fork and add them to a saucepan along with the maple syrup, cashew butter and coconut oil. Heat gently until the mixture forms a liquid.
- Pour the liquid over the oats and stir well, so that the oats are fully covered.
- Grease a baking tray with coconut oil or line with parchment paper. Transfer the mixture to the tray, pressing down firmly to compact it.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the top starts to brown.
- Leave to cool in the tray before slicing up into flapjacks of your preferred size.