Monday, April 14

Health Kick Flapjacks

The first thing that was fluttering through my mind after coming back from skiing was the word, 'detox'. A major, major health, sleep and well being kick was needed to get me back in shape.
(After a whole semester of university and a pretty full on week, it was safe to say that I arrived home basically dead on my legs.)
Hitting up the gym most days, sleeping for at least 9 hours a night in my big squishy bed and having my mum cook hearty meals is slowly but surely working its magic.
I'm on the road to recovery!

But of course, even though I'm trying to be good, the baking is not ceasing.
I'm not going to play the little devil by tempting all of those Lent goers with a chocolate recipe, but instead I'm going to offer you all something that is healthy, tasty and filling.

Health Kick Flapjacks are perfect when you fancy a little nibble or a sweet fix but are a million times better for you than their butter and sugar filled counterparts.
Roll on the Summer beach bodies I say!

To make your own Health Kick Flapjacks, you will need:

- 1 large apple, peeled, cored and grated. (I used a Pink Lady apple.)
- 2 large bananas, mashed.
- 3 tbsp. runny honey
- 3-4 tbsp peanut butter
- 50g butter, plus a little extra to grease the tin
- 250g rolled oats or muesli, (I used the Dorset Cereals as I like the dried fruit addition!)
- A handful of any dried fruit you fancy, cut up apricots, raisins, dates... Take your pick.

Preheat your oven to 160C/140 fan.
Peel, slice and grate the apple.

Mash the bananas and add to a large saucepan with the grated apple.

Spoon in the peanut butter and the runny honey.

Finally add the butter and slide onto the hob on a low heat.

Stir the contents of the saucepan until everything has melted together.

Pour in the muesli/oats and the dried fruit, and stir so that everything is nicely coated in the molten fruit mix.

Grease and line a large square tin and scrape out the flapjack mix.
Use a metal spoon to pat down and compact the flapjacks as much as possible, then slide into the oven for about 55 minutes until golden brown.

Once they've come out of the oven, quickly cut them into slices before they harden and then let them cool down completely.

Pop on the kettle, make a steaming cup of tea and enjoy a couple of flapjacks (whether that be after the gym or just because!)
Simple, quick & actually pretty healthy.
Baking doesn't have to be the ugly enemy of healthy eating after all...



  1. YEEEESSSS PLEASE. can I come over now? haha xxxxxx

  2. Yummy!! I am constantly on a diet/trying to be healthy. These look really tasty. I like that it's natural sugar from the honey too!

    Katie <3

  3. Ahhh I love flapjacks!! They're a recent discovery of mine, and they're so yummy to snack on!
    I've never made them, but I definitely want to give it a go!

    {Teffy's Perks} X

  4. ooooooh bananas in flapjacks?!
    AND pb?!
    DANG I love your style babe
    x x x

  5. Love the look of these. Healthy flapjacks seem the perfect revision snack cause they won't make you sluggish! Definitely gonna whip these up. Couldn't agree more about the post skit trip detox.. XXX

  6. very attractive food.These look really tasty. I like that it's natural sugar from the honey too!
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