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Fruity, Nutty, Oaty Flapjack Bars

Fruity, Nutty, Oaty Flapjacks

Flapjacks are an easy make and brilliant for filling lunch boxes and cake tins. Best of all they are endlessly adaptable to the ingredients you have in your larder. This recipe includes two bananas, peanut butter, dried cranberries, pistachios and almonds, but any dried fruit and nuts will do or you can use seeds.  You can make them with butter or go dairy-free with coconut butter. 

Fruity, Nutty, Oaty Flapjack Bars
Yields 12
A soft and chewy bar cookie, filled with dried fruit and nuts, ideal for lunch boxes or as a tasty snack.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 125g of butter or coconut butter
  2. 150g dark brown (muscovado) sugar
  3. 125g crunchy peanut butter
  4. 2 ripe bananas
  5. zest of an orange
  6. zest of a lemon
  7. 75g Agave syrup
  8. 250g rolled oats
  9. 150g dried cranberries or other dried fruits
  10. 100g pistachio nuts, roughly chopped
  11. 50g almonds, roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 160C
  2. Line a 30cm x 20cm (11" x 7") baking tray
  3. Put butter or coconut butter, peanut butter, sugar, agave syrup and citrus fruit zests in a pan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Mash the bananas and add to the mixture.
  5. Put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, add the wet ingredients and stir until thoroughly mixed.
  6. Press the mixture into the tin.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.
I used my Optimum ThermoCook to assist me making this recipe, here's the ThermoCook instructions
  1. Place the banana and butter or coconut butter in the ThermoCook and chop for 20 seconds
  2. Add the peanut butter, sugar, agave syrup and zests to the ThermoCook jug and set to stir level 3 at 80C for 4 minutes until the sugar has melted.
  3. Continue as per directions above.
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Fruity, Nutty, Oaty Flapjacks

I used my Optimum ThermoCook to mix and melt the wet ingredients, if you’d like to find out more about the ThermoCook you can read my review or visit the ThermoCook website.

ThermoCook, multi-function kitchen machine

It’s an amazing piece of kitchen kit that I use all the time, it has largely replaced my food-processor and blender. The ability to control the temperature and have integral stirring makes it invaluable for cooked recipes like sauces, curds and custards.

Credit Crunch Munch

I’m adding this recipe to the Credit Crunch Munch Linky as it’s made from ingredients in the larder and, not only tastes better, but is a cheaper alternative to bought flapjacks and snack bars.  Credit Crunch Munch is devoted to thrifty recipes and is run alternately by Helen at Fuss Free Flavours and Camilla at Fab Food 4 All

Easy to make Oat Flapjack bars

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Buying an Optimum ThermoCook through a link costs the same as buying it direct from Froothie, however if you do use the link, I will receive a small commission, this helps me to maintain Farmersgirl Kitchen and bring you more recipes and reviews.

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      Janice Pattie
      February 17, 2016

      That was quick, Camilla! Always a pleasure to join CCM.

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      Janice Pattie
      February 17, 2016

      Thanks Kellie, I’ll need to start making my own peanut butter like Camilla!

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    Choclette
    February 18, 2016

    Haha, snap Janice. I made peanut butter flapjacks a couple of days ago – not in my Thermocook though. I’ve never used peanut butter in flapjacks before and now I’m wondering why ever not – they are delicious. Yours look perfect.
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      Janice Pattie
      February 18, 2016

      Thanks Choclette, I think the peanut butter creates a great texture, not too chewy as some can be.

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      Janice Pattie
      February 18, 2016

      Thanks Karen, indeed they are excellent with a cup of tea or coffee.

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      Janice Pattie
      February 19, 2016

      Thanks Lucy, I’m sure any kind of nut butter would work equally well.

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      Janice Pattie
      February 20, 2016

      Thanks Kate, so many uses for the ThermoCook!

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      Janice Pattie
      February 21, 2016

      Thanks Manjiri, these are ideal to keep you going on a walk or day out and really easy to make.

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    janie
    February 22, 2016

    Yum! I reeeeeeeally need to go and eat breakfast now – my tummy is growling at me 😀
    Janie x
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