Recipe: Banana & Peanut Butter Flapjack Bites (vegan)

Vegan banana and peanut butter flapjack

Today was one of those days where I attempted to entertain my son by eagerly selling the idea of baking cakes.  I tried.  He was only really interested in pressing the button on the food processor, eating the chocolate chips and licking the spatula.  Bonus parenting points being that he didn't even like the finished article - all the more for the rest of us then!

I'm sure all you mums and dads out there can relate?

Anyway, the rest of the family liked them.  Home-made are always better then those bought from the supermarket - much fewer calories and way cheaper.  For those of you who care, there's no added refined sugar, apart from the dark chocolate chips and what's not to like about a peanut butter, banana and chocolate combo, especially when they're only 100 calories? Two anyone?



  • 150g pitted dates (soaked in hot water for 30 minutes)
  • 150g oats
  • 1 (medium) ripe banana
  • 50g chopped nuts
  • 50g dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp crunchy peanut butter


Preheat oven to 175 degrees.  Grease and line a small flapjack tin.  Whisk all the ingredients in a food processor, chocolate chips last so that they remain intact.  Spoon and smooth the contents into the tin and bake at the bottom of the oven for 20 minutes.  Leave to cool before cutting up.

Makes approximately 12 bites.