Healthy bits

Peanut butter and banana flapjacks

These flapjacks are both delicious and nutritious, with each slice offering around 10% of daily omega-3 requirements and many minerals such as magnesium and manganese. They are also low in sugar, a perfect snack for little ones too.

Time: 30 minutes

Type: snack

Difficulty: 1 pan

Makes: about 12 squares

What you need:

1 and 1/4 cups regular oats

2 tbsp shredded coconut

1 tbsp ground flaxseed

1 large ripe banana or 2 small bananas

3 tbsp smooth peanut butter

1 to 2 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)

Directions:

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl;

In a small bowl, add bananas, peanut butter and maple syrup and mash it all together (or, add all to a blender and process till well incorporated);

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well;

Transfer to a baking tray lined with parchment paper and press down mixture until it’s even;

Sprinkle with ground cinnamon on top (optional);

Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes at 200C until golden;

Allow to cool before slicing; keep in a closed container for a few days.

Note: you can add some chocolate chips to the mix before baking, it is a nice complement.

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