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Spelt Banoffee Flapjacks with Dark Chocolate

Spelt Banoffee Flapjacks with Dark Chocolate, Banana, Spelt Porridge Flakes, high fibre, healthy, wheatfree, nutritious, snack, treat,

It was my mother’s birthday last week and one of the home baked treats we had was a lovely chocolate flapjack. I came away with the recipe (it was one from her head) and decided to give it a makeover. I was toying with adding apple but on seeing a very ripe small banana in the bowl decided it might be perfect for a Banoffee flavour and seeing some Organic Spelt Porridge Oats in the cupboard I decided to use those too. Well the result was a very healthy, gooey and tasty flapjack, the spelt porridge flakes have a lovely grainy texture and are packed with fibre and minerals that that you don’t get with ordinary porridge oats. Dark chocolate is also good for you and contains iron and bananas are packed with potassium so all in all I think these flapjacks are a very virtuous treat. My son is studying for his GCSEs at the moment and I keep stressing to him how good bananas are for you and particularly for the brain and memory.

Spelt Banoffee Flapjacks with Dark Chocolate, Banana, Spelt Porridge Flakes, high fibre, healthy, wheatfree, nutritious, snack, treat,

My Spelt Banoffee Flapjacks with Dark Chocolate didn’t last long here as everyone had a couple of slices after dinner the other night. I also think they would be a great treat for putting in your kid’s lunch boxes or even to take on a picnic.

What’s your favourite flapjack flavour? Here are a few ideas from fellow bloggers:

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Spelt Banoffee Flapjacks with Dark Chocolate
 
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Healthy, gooey and yummy Spelt Banoffee Flapjacks with Dark Chocolate are a treat you needn't feel guilty about!
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Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: British
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 75g Butter, lightly salted
  • 75g Light Brown Muscovado sugar
  • 1 Small ripe banana, (about 120g in skin), mashed
  • 125g Spelt porridge flakes (or porridge oats)
  • 50g Dark chocolate
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180⁰C.
  2. Grease and line a 17.5cm/7” round shallow cake tin.
  3. Melt the butter and sugar in a sauce pan over a low heat until melted.
  4. Stir in the mashed banana.
  5. Add the spelt porridge flakes and mix in thoroughly.
  6. Tip the mixture into the cake tin and pat down and even surface with the back of a spoon.
  7. Bake in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes or until firm to the touch and golden.
  8. Whilst still warm mark into 8 sections and allow to cool in tin.
  9. Once cool remove from tin and place on a wire rack.
  10. Meanwhile melt the 50g of dark chocolate over a bowl of barely simmering water.
  11. Pour chocolate over the middle of the cooled flapjack and spread in a circular motion with the back of a spoon.
  12. Allow to cool before cutting up and serving.

Spelt Banoffee Flapjacks with Dark Chocolate, Banana, Spelt Porridge Flakes, high fibre, healthy, wheatfree, nutritious, snack, treat,

As these flapjacks were made with an over ripe banana and some out of date Spelt Porridge Flakes (shh don’t tell the family) I’m entering them into Credit Crunch Munch which I run with Fuss Free Flavours and is being hosted by Bakingqueen74 this month. I’m also entering Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary’s No Waste Food Challenge.

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  1. Sam McKean

    These sound absolutely incredible, I can’t wait to try making them!

    1. Camilla

      Great Sam, do let me know what you think;-)

  2. Martina Evans

    Fab combo, these look really delicious! Love the idea of banoffee flapjacks!

  3. Lisa Williams

    what a delicious idea …. I never thought to add banana and its so good to have a way of getting through those over ripe ones 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Lisa, yes it’s great for using up those ripe bananas:-)

  4. Tina deacon

    Wow these look and sound amazing will be trying there soon

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Tina, do let me know what you think:-)

  5. Paul Wilson

    Love a bit of flapjack.

  6. Tracy Nixon

    These sound delicious! Love banoffee and flapjack !

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Tracy:-)

  7. Christine Lockley

    Love this recipe and it doesn’t last too long in the tin so it’s now a regular make

    1. Camilla

      Brilliant, so pleased to hear that:-)

  8. Maya Russell

    I love the way you put the dark chocolate on – lovely recipe.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Maya:-)

  9. Claire

    Wow! These look delicious 🙂 I’m definitely going to make them for my friends.

    Keep smiling 🙂
    Claire

    1. Camilla

      Great, do let me know what you think-)

  10. Ursula Hunt

    These are the best flapjacks ever!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Ursula:-)

  11. Nora Saab

    These look so good. I will be trying your recipe using regular oats. Thanks 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Fab Nora:-)

  12. Anne Dalzell

    i haven’t been on your blog in a while (i haven’t had a chance to check out any of my favourite blogs in a while) but it looks like you’re going from strength to strength – well done on The sun feature. gorgeous recipes as always Anne x

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, thank you Anne – yes we don’t always get enough free hours in a day!

  13. Nayna Kanabar

    These look really lovely and I love the chocolate coating on them making them super delicious

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Nayna the chocolate makes all the difference:-)

  14. Anne Wallwin

    very nice! this recipe will come in handy for the next school cake sale!

    1. Camilla

      That’s a great idea:-)

  15. Marion Weir

    Anything with chocolate gets a thumb up from me 😀

  16. Heather Haigh

    Love the idea of the mashed banana in the flapjack – definitely one to try.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather, a moment of inspiration:-)

  17. Gwen Maynard

    Yum. Must give these a try.

    1. Camilla

      Even my niece has made these twice, so popular:-)

  18. melanie crumpton

    these look delicious

  19. Yasmine choudhry

    This looks so yummy x

  20. Alison MacDonald

    This looks really good it’s quite different from the usual flapjacks 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, they seem to be proving really popular with readers and family alike;-)

  21. James Travis

    Great recipe

  22. kris

    looks amazing!

  23. Ursula Hunt

    Passed this onto my daughter who was delighted

    1. Camilla

      Fabulous:-)

  24. Sarah James

    Yum, bananas & chocolate. I’ve never tried spelt oats before, on my shopping list 🙂

    1. Camilla

      I should really try making some porridge with them now LOL;-)

  25. Sarah Maison Cupcake

    I love a flapjack and they’re never better than when half dipped in chocolate. These look fab!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sarah, yes the chocolate just takes Flapjak to another level:-)

  26. Carolann99

    These look mouth-watering x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Caralann:-)

  27. Paul Wilson

    Make a great special treat.

  28. michelleclaire

    Looking at these make me very hungry, WANT!

  29. tracy sinclair

    My kind of treat, shame I’m on a diet, they sound lovely, or maybe they don’t contain many calories 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Calories with plenty of nutrients and fibre so far better than a slab of cake:-)

  30. Leila Benhamida

    Looks fabulous and delicious

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Leila;-)

  31. Petra (@BeHealthyFeelGd)

    I really like this recipe. Where do you buy your Organic Spelt Porridge Oats from? Do you think that I could use coconut oil instead of butter? And maybe honey or maple syrup instead of sugar?

    Petra

    1. Camilla

      Petra I was sent the Spelt Porridge Oats but I think you might be able to get them in Waitrose? I have never used coconut oil and have only ever seen recipes with a combination of sugar and golden syrup so wouldn’t like to say if you could use purely just syrup or honey – they are both a form of sugar anyway!

  32. Joanne T Ferguson

    These look absolutely delicious and wish I could try one right now!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Joanne:-)

  33. Ursula Hunt

    You come up with some great recipes, where do you get your inspiration?

    1. Camilla

      Well like it says in this post often it’s a family recipe that I put my own twist on or sometimes I’ll want to use a glut of something I have or best of all I like being challenged to come up with a recipe using an ingredient I might otherwise not have thought to use:-) I won the school prize for Home-Economics and I’ve just loved cooking and creating since childhood (which was a very long time ago now LOL)!

  34. Food Glorious Food

    Beautiful, looks and sounds delish x

  35. Natally

    What an amazing combo, chocolate and banana in a flapjack!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Natally:-)

  36. Heather Haigh

    Those look gorgeous, I do love flapjacks and that sounds like a great variation

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Heather – hope you get a chance to try them:-)

  37. Sandi Gaertner (@sandigtweets)

    Looks like a wonderful dessert. Love the added chocolate!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Sandi:-)

  38. Nicole Neverman

    These flapjacks look absolutely delicious! I love the beautiful flavors you have included 🙂 A must try!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Nicole, I just love bananas oh and chocolate:-)

  39. Laura@howtocookgoodfood

    Now these are something I could enjoy any time. I have a soft spot for anything flapjack. Yours are truly gorgeous!

    1. Camilla

      Aah, thanks Laura:-)

  40. William Gould

    Wow! All of these are going on my list, except the peanut butter one….

    1. Camilla

      Great William, do let me know when you’ve sampled some:-)

  41. Katie Bryson

    These look delicious Camila, wonderful combination of flavours and i’m sure amazing with an afternoon cup of tea!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Katie – and an almost guilt free treat:-)

  42. Jane McColl

    We are always making flapjack and I love this flavour combination, it was a hit with my son and his friends

    1. Camilla

      Oh wow Jane, you’ve made it already:-) So glad your son and his friends enjoyed it:-)

  43. Ursula Hunt

    Banoffee flapjacks! wow this is one to try

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Ursula, I’m sure you’ll love them:-)

  44. Elizabeth

    Ooh these sound lovely! Love the addition of banana and chocolate, and spelt… and all of it! Pass us over one, will you? 🙂 Thank you for linking up with the No Waste Food Challenge!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elizabeth, I’m afraid they were wolfed up here!

  45. Nayna Kanabar

    These look really delicious I am going to book mark and try them soon.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Nayna:-)

  46. YOLANDA DAVIS

    This sounds delicious. I can’t wait to try making them myself.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Yolanda:-)

  47. Lucy

    What delicious flapjacks, I bet the banana made these really good. dont tell them about the out of date porridge, I like it!
    #creditcrunchmunch

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Lucy – yes it’s best before not eat by and as it hadn’t been opened I knew it would be fine;-)

  48. tiggerific1973

    Now I love these kind of treats! Sounds lovely 🙂 x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  49. Janice

    oh these look fabulous and made with store cupboard staples, just perfect!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Janice, yes it’s good to be able to use up what you have:-)

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