The famous banana flapjack

The famous banana flapjack

This banana flapjack is one of my favourite recipes and they carry such memories with them. Many moons ago when I first started this blog and had my first toddler, we baked quite a lot and made cute videos. You can still see the cute flapjack recipe of them way back on my Youtube channel and they bring me joy everytime I stumble over them.

I made these flapjacks a lot when I was breastfeeding and running around after young children, I pretty much think I was fuelled on flapjack back then! Now they are reserved for the mid morning cuppa or an after school snack.

Now, over 10 years on and with 6 children in my family, this is still a go-to recipe that we recreate time and time again adding in any version of nuts, seeds or dried fruit that we have. You can also see this flapjack recipe on the BBC Food website. These make fabulous snacks and pack well into lunchboxes too. I consider them a great alternative to some of the higher sugar cereal bars that are in the shops.

Banana Flapjack Recipe:

These flapjacks are quick to make, quick to eat, contain only a few ingredients, use up your old bananas and have what I consider to be a sensible amount of sugar in them.


Simple Banana Flapjacks

Cook Time 20 minutes


  • 150 g oats
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 75 g margarine/butter
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 75 g raisins
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • Measure out the oats.
  • Melt the marg/butter
  • Add the honey and marg/butter into the oats and stir.
  • Add the raisins plus cinnamon and mix.
  • Mash the banana and add.
  • Spoon into a greased and lined tin.
  • Bake at Gas Mark 5/200C for 20 minutes. I like to cover the top for part of the cooking to stop the raisins burning.

These will keep in an airtight container for 3 days and they freeze well too, making them ideal to pull out the night before and pop into a lunchbox to defrost overnight. You could of course make double the amount if you have lots of snacking to do!

Other healthy flapjacks recipe:

Try out these other recipes for flapjacks that are also delicious and will keep your flapjack tin full of variety.

Spiced Apple Granola Bars these are super declious and highly recommended!

These chocolate and apricot bars are also yummy.

Enjoy x

1 thought on “The famous banana flapjack”

  1. 5 stars
    We love these tasty snacks. I double the recipe as I always give some away. I have used half rapeseed oil and half butter for this batch so hoping they hold together ok.
    Question: Could I use all oil? To make then even healthier or would they not hold together. I’m trying to make small tweaks to our diet to keep our cholesterol under control. Please let me know. I’ve used several of your recipes, they are lovely and tasty and not too difficult or time consuming to make. Well done and thank you.

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