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Banana Oaty Bars

 Mini-Disaster in our house usually means…. there is no flapjack left, we are out of milk, Miss K cannot find a very important item (insert “really not important in the grand scheme of life but a calamity to her”), or a section of the train track has come apart. I quite love the fact that these really are regular disasters in the eyes of my small ones. How simple life can be!

Today’s disaster led to a distraught 2 year old.

 1. The flapjack tin was empty

2. There were not enough oats to make more.

Super Mummy to the rescue. I rarely make the same recipe twice anyway 😉

So I adapted my semi-famous banana and sultana flapjack recipe by adding flour. It comes out less of a flapjack and more of an oat bar. Dense, oaty and firm – no crumbly texture here. A really good option to have with a cuppa, for lunch boxes or to feed a snacking child. They are sweet but not too sweet, if you know what I mean. The oats provide that wholegrain goodness, the banana and sultanas pack in the fruit and there is just a hint of honey and butter to bind it all.

It’s falls into that territory of “Is it a flapjack? Is is a cake? It is a bar?”

You know what? I can’t decide but all that really matters is it is healthy and yummy!

Dietitian UK: Banana Oaty Bars

Banana Oat Bars (wheat free, gluten free)
Yields 12
Quick, easy oat bar recipe that is healthy and great for hungry children.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
118 calories
19 g
9 g
4 g
2 g
2 g
43 g
1 g
5 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
43g
Yields
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118
Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 2g
11%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 9mg
3%
Sodium 1mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 19g
6%
Dietary Fiber 1g
6%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
1%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 100g oats (gluten free if needed)
  2. 100g plain flour (I used a gluten free blend)
  3. 100g sultanas
  4. 1 mashed banana
  5. 2 tbsp honey
  6. 50g butter
Instructions
  1. Mix the dry ingredients together, by hand or in a food processor/stand mixer.
  2. Melt the honey and butter together in a bowl and then add along with the banana.
  3. Mix well, I left this for a few minutes in my stand mixer.
  4. Press into a lined, greased baking tray, cover the top with foil for half of the cooking time to stop the sultanas getting burnt.
  5. Bake at Gas Mark 5 for 20-30 minutes.
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calories
118
fat
4g
protein
2g
carbs
19g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/

Plum and Ginger Flapjack

Flapjack. Literally it makes my world a happier place. However I’ve had a bit of a problem of late. The children are eating the bananas too fast and I just don’t have enough that are going bad to be able to make my signature banana and sultana flapjack. So with a glut of plums in the freezer and the plum tree back in blossom again I’ve created a new favourite. This one is reminiscent of plum and ginger crumble. What’s not to love?

I love it because 1. It has ginger in. 2 It isn’t too sweet 3. It takes 10 minutes to knock up and 4. It is flapjack. Miss K loves it’s because is is pink. The J-boy loves it because it is food.

I can happily feed this to my children knowing it is packed with wholegrains and fruit. 

 Dietitian UK: Plum Flapjack-1

Healthy Plum and Ginger Flapjack
Serves 12
A super healthy, yet tasty flapjack using cooked plums, no added sugar. Gluten free, Wheat free.
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Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
118 calories
13 g
0 g
6 g
3 g
1 g
40 g
2 g
2 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
40g
Servings
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118
Calories from Fat 55
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
10%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 2mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
1%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 200g oats (gluten free)
  2. 200g cooked plums (no sugar added)
  3. 75g butter/margarine
  4. 1 tsp ground ginger
  5. 2 tsp Sukrin Gold
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5.
  2. Grease and line a baking tray.
  3. Melt the butter.
  4. Mix all the ingredients together and place into the baking tray.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Notes
  1. You can substitute the Sukrin Gold for 2 tbsp honey.
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calories
118
fat
6g
protein
3g
carbs
13g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/

Mango and Date Flapjacks (gluten and wheat free)

Now it’s been a couple of weeks since we made flapjacks due to sickness in the household. My oh my, how I’ve missed you flapjack! I’ve found myself looking at the flapjack tin wishing it was full. So today was the day. Myself and the toddler went flapjack-tastic, making our usual banana and sultana favourite and also coming up with this beauty.

If you like a sweeter flapjack without the extra sugar then this is the one for you. The mango gives it that sweet lift. The linseeds and sesame seeds make it extra nutritious with omega 3’s, iron, zinc and calcium.

Dietitian UK: Mango and Date Flapjack

Mango and Date Flapjacks
Yields 12
A delicious, mango and date flapjack with linseeds and sesame seeds for extra nutrition.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
30 min
154 calories
20 g
24 g
7 g
4 g
3 g
49 g
8 g
8 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
49g
Yields
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154
Calories from Fat 59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g
11%
Saturated Fat 3g
13%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 24mg
8%
Sodium 8mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 20g
7%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 8g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
4%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 200g oats
  2. 100g sultanas
  3. 50g dates chopped
  4. 50g dried mango chopped
  5. 25g linseeds
  6. 25g sesame seeds
  7. 50g butter
  8. 2 tbsp honey
  9. 1 egg
Instructions
  1. Mix the oats, dried fruit and seeds together.
  2. Heat the butter and honey until melted (30 seconds in the microwave and stir).
  3. Add the egg to the dried mixture followed by the wet ingredients and mix well.
  4. Spoon into a greased and lined tin.
  5. Bake at Gas Mark 5 for 30 minutes.
  6. Slice whilst it is warm.
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calories
154
fat
7g
protein
4g
carbs
20g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/

Apricot and Yoghurt Healthy Flapjack Bars

Flapjacks. There is no getting around the fact that I LOVE them. I’m not talking the treacle, syrup, butter version – that’s a bit too much for my tummy and my palate. The type I like is the not too sweet, fruity, oaty, chewy type. So I am constantly on the look out for new ways to reinvent my flapjacks. I’ve been playing around using yoghurt in a few muffin recipes, which led to my wondering what it would be like in a flapjack. It turns out that it’s pretty amazing, leading to a moist, delicious flapjack that takes no time to make and no time to eat if you aren’t careful!

 The bonus with this is there is no added fat or sugar. WIN WIN.

Dietitian UK: Apricot and Yoghurt Flapjack Bar

 

Apricot and Yoghurt Healthy Cereal Bars
Yields 9
A healthy flapjack style cereal bar perfect as a mid morning snack.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
134 calories
27 g
0 g
2 g
4 g
0 g
73 g
3 g
2 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
73g
Yields
9
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134
Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 3mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 27g
9%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
28%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
2%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 100g dried apricots
  2. dash water
  3. 200g oats
  4. 1 ripe banana
  5. 50ml natural yoghurt
Instructions
  1. Blend the apricots with the water in a food processor to a paste/puree.
  2. Mix with the oats, mashed banana and yoghurt.
  3. Place into a lined, greased baking tray.
  4. Bake at Gas Mark 5 for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Slice whilst warm and store in an airtight tin will keep for 3 days.
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calories
134
fat
2g
protein
4g
carbs
27g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/

Healthy Cranberry and Orange Flapjack for a Flapjack-a-holic.

Christmas has come and gone but I’ve still got cranberries to use up. I’ll be honest, I’m a flapjack-a-holic, so even after making the cranberry muffins I had to play around and make up some flapjacks too. Life with out flapjack is not worth thinking about. However my flapjack has to be a healthier version, gone is the treacle, syrup and lashings of butter…. instead I’ve increased the fruit, got rid of the sugar and used honey and reduced the butter. The result is a tangy, moreish morsel that goes perfectly with a decent cuppa.

 Dietitian UK: Healthy Cranberry and Orange Flapjack

Cranberry and Orange Flapjack
Serves 15
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
111 calories
18 g
7 g
4 g
3 g
2 g
42 g
2 g
7 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
42g
Servings
15
Amount Per Serving
Calories 111
Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 2g
9%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 7mg
2%
Sodium 2mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 7g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
10%
Calcium
2%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 200g oats
  2. 100g raisins
  3. 2 tbsp honey
  4. 50g butter
  5. 100g fresh cranberries (or other berries)
  6. Juice of 1 orange
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to Gas Mark 5.
  2. Mix the oats and raisins together.
  3. Place the honey, butter, cranberries and orange juice in a microwavable container. Heat for 3 minutes, stopping to stir it every minute.
  4. When it is finished remove from the microwave and crush the cranberries in the container using a fork or the back of a spoon.
  5. Mix the wet into the dry ingredients.
  6. Spoon into a lined, greased flapjack tray and bake for 20 minutes. I cover mine with greaseproof paper for the first 10 minutes to prevent the raisins from burning.
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calories
111
fat
4g
protein
3g
carbs
18g
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Sunshine Bars, super healthy goodness in a bar.

These healthy, delicious oaty bars have to make you smile, packed full of fruit, seeds and with only 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp honey in the whole recipe, these really are a healthy alternative to a sugar laden flapjack.

They are gluten free (as long as the oats are gluten free of course), wheat free and dairy free too.

I baked these on slightly grey, possibly trying to rain, Bank Holiday Saturday and you know what, straight after they came out of the over the sun came out, little bars of sunshine they are 🙂

These would be great for lunchboxes, as breakfast bars or keep them handy when you need a snack and they will hopefully keep your hands out of the biscuit box.

 

Sunshine Bars
Yields 12
A healthy, fruit, oaty bar packed with goodness, great for packed lunches, snacks or as an on the go breakfast.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
194 calories
35 g
0 g
5 g
4 g
1 g
73 g
3 g
18 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
73g
Yields
12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194
Calories from Fat 46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
8%
Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 3mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 35g
12%
Dietary Fiber 4g
17%
Sugars 18g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
5%
Calcium
3%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 200g oats
  2. 100g apricots
  3. 100g dates
  4. 150g raisins
  5. 25g sunflower seeds
  6. 20g linseeds
  7. 2 tbsp oil
  8. 1 tbsp honey
  9. 2 mashed bananas
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5, grease and line a flapjack tin.
  2. Chop the apricots and dates.
  3. Mix the oats, dried fruit, sunflower seeds and linseeds together.
  4. Mash the bananas in a seperate bowl, add these to the mixture along with the oil.
  5. Heat the honey for 20 seconds in the microwave and add to the mix.
  6. Spoon into the tin and bake for 25-30 minutes. Cover for half of this time with foil or baking parchment to prevent the top layer of fruit burning.
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calories
194
fat
5g
protein
4g
carbs
35g
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Dietitian UK https://www.dietitianuk.co.uk/