Chocolate and Banana Flapjacks

In my flapjack making frenzy I’ve been varying all sorts of ingredients to come up with all different varieties. Here are chocolate and banana which turned out delicious. If you prefer something more simple you can find a basic flapjack recipe under my cakes and cookies section too. These are perfect for lunch boxes.


Makes approx 12

250g oats

125g butter

125g caster sugar

3 tablespoons of golden syrup

half a large banana – mashed

half a cup of chocolate chips – if I don’t have these I sometimes use a stick or two of a Cadbury’s Twirl, it does the job!


Pre heat oven to 180C Cooking time 15 minutes

Grease a baking tin approx 20x20cm

Weigh out all of your ingredients into separate bowls. Make sure you do this as if you melt them all together it will end up in a big clump and won’t melt properly!

Gently heat a saucepan with the butter, sugar, syrup and mashed banana and stir together.

Gradually add the oats bit by bit making sure they all get coated with the syrupy mixture. Once combined take the pan off the heat and crumble in your chocolate or place in your chocolate chips.

Spoon into the greased tin and flatten the mixture so it is nice and level. Now bake in the centre of the oven for 15 minutes.

As soon as they come out of the oven quickly score into however many sections you want. I score mine into 12. You need to do this quickly as otherwise it will set and you’ll have difficulty sectioning them up later.

A palette knife is a simple way to lift them out into strips and section up onto a plate.

Tip: Another delightful variation of these is coconut and marshmallow. Substitute the banana and chocolate for 25g of desiccated coconut and 25g of mini marshmallows.