Welcome to Monday! Since its the beginning of the week, and I had my health MOT at the gym this morning (everything is fine, I'm all good) I decided it was time I Re-baked my Healthy Flapjacks.
For those who subscribe to my YouTube channel, you will have seen my healthy vegan, gluten free, sugar free flapjack video. If not, it's just above, click play. Basically I have created something you can snack on that wont hurt the diet and if you wanted to add protein powder (around 30-60g) to make it part of your gain, go for it.
The recipe is really adaptable, so if you wanted to add something else in, feel free.
You will need:
- 3 Medium Bananas
- 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 300g Oats
- 200ml Apple Juice
- 2 tbsp Honey/Agave Nectar
- 3 Tbsp Peanut Butter (no palm oil, save the Orangutans)
- 50g Dried chopped Dates
- 50g Dried Chopped Apricots
- 1/2 tbsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tbsp Ground Ginger
- 1 medium Orange (juice only)
- 80g Dessicated Coconut
1. Take 3 medium bananas and to that add 2 tbsp of cocoa powder. Then (with your hands, go on, its fun!) mash the banana and cocoa powder together until you have a delightfully stodgy gooey mess.
2. Next, add in 300g of oats and 200ml of apple juice. Make sure the apple juice is fresh squeezed, or check the carton for the amount of sugar. This will make it more healthy. I usually use Innocent Juice. Add 2 tbsp of Honey/Agave Nectar (depending on your dietary requirements.
3. Now, here is where you can be creative. You can add whatever dried fruit you want, as well as whatever nut butter. I have chosen 50g of Dried Dates and 50g of Dried Apricots, along with 3tbsp of smooth peanut butter (crunchy is also an option).
4. Next add in 1/2 tbsp cinnamon and 1/2 tbsp ground ginger. Today I have added in a handful of crushed walnuts to add some more crunch. Feel free to add any extra nuts/spices you wish.
5. Take a medium sized orange (like a cricket ball/baseball size) and cut in half. Squeeze out the juice from both halves, make sure you don't get any seeds in there. If you are interested in this, you can always grind off the rind first and keep it for a future bake. Finally, add 80g of Desiccated coconut.
6. Mix this all in together to reach a lovely stodgy mess. Line a 9x9" square tin, or whatever you would normally use for tray bakes and tip the mix into the tray. Flatten the top, and bake for 10-15 minutes at 180ºC/350ºF/gas 4. Leave to cool in the tray, then slice and serve! Keep refrigerated to store, they last about 7 days.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe, it is amazingly delicious and healthy too. You can add Protein Powder to the mix if you desire, around 30-60g will be enough, but you can always add more if you wish. Check out my video for a better look at the bake.
Thank you very much, see you soon!