These banana flapjacks are made with no sugar and virtually no oil. Packed with lots of fruit and nuts to add natural sweetness and flavour; and the best bit is that they are dipped in lovely tasty dark bitter chocolate which is full of anti-oxidants and really good for you. If you chill them in the fridge for a little while then bite into the chocolate it cracks just like on those naughty ice-cream filled, chocolate coated ice lollies! mmm...yummy...
To make my Banana Chocolate flapjacks you will need:
- 200g porridge oats
- 2oz of chopped nuts
- 2oz chopped stoneless figs
- 1oz of dried cranberries
- 1oz of pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp ground almonds
- 3 mashed very ripe bananas
- 2 beaten egg whites
- A little oil
- Preheat the oven to 180c/350f/gas mark 4
- Place all the dry ingredients into a bowl.
- Add the mashed bananas and beaten egg whites.
- Spoon the mixture into an oven proof dish lined with baking parchment and press down firmly with a spoon.
- Bake for about thirty-five minutes until golden brown and set.
- Leave to cool for a little while and then place on a cooling rack.
- Meanwhile melt the chocolate in a double cooker or bowl over a pan of boiling water. Ensuring that the water doesn't touch the bowl.
- When the flapjacks are cool, cut into squares and dip into the chocolate. Leave to set before eating.
Perfect with espresso (unless detoxing)...and a chance to use one of my Christmas gifts, the cutest espresso set from H's boyfriend. Little china cups and saucers called 'In The Woods' by Magpie, decorated with trees and fawns and all sorts of cute woodland creatures...I have half a mind to hang them on the wall...they are almost too nice to use and may be safer there I keep breaking my favourite things...I couldn't wait to show them off before I break these too...
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