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Banana, Coconut & White Chocolate Flapjacks

Flapjacks | 13th June 2012 | By

I’ve seen various recipes for using banana in flapjacks over the years, but keep forgetting to try it myself. When I saw this recipe over at Jam and Clotted Cream last week, I bookmarked it immediately. I had two old bananas left over from the banana and peanut butter cake that were in dire need of using up and sadly, for a Jubiliee weekend, we had no cakes, bakes or other goodies in the house. Time to try out some banana flapjacks!

This is how I did it:

  • Melted 150g of unsalted butter in a pan with 1 tbsp of syrup and 50g white chocolate (G&B)
  • Mashed 2 bananas in a large bowl.
  • Stirred in 60g soft brown sugar.
  • Stirred in 50g desiccated coconut.
  • Mixed in butter mixture until all incorporated.
  • Stirred in 300g rolled oats.
  • Pressed into a 9″ square silicone mould and sprinkled with sesame seeds.
  • Baked for 20 minutes at 180C.
  • Left to cool then cut into 16 squares.
These smelt gorgeous whilst cooking and were very tasty to eat – not too sweet and not too bananary (if such a word exists). Banana and coconut are a well matched pair and the tropical flavourwas really good. They were just how I like flapjacks to be, crisp on the outside and chewy in the middle.
 
I am submitting this to Bookmarked Recipes run by Jac of Tinned Tomatoes and started by Ruth of Ruth’s Kitchen Experiments.

35 Comments

  1. Dom at Belleau Kitchen

    13th June 2012 at 6:51 am

    this is a sensational combo C… I haven’t made flap jacks for years but these are really calling to me!… and I can just imagine the smell… woo hoo… I always make banana bread with ripe bananas but this really is a great and easy alternative… and almost healthy? no…?

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    • Choclette

      14th June 2012 at 7:43 pm

      Had a feeling this one would appeal to you Dom – definitely more healthy than banana bread 😉

      Reply
  2. simple baking

    13th June 2012 at 7:29 am

    Wonderful combination of coconut and bananas and what with oats and sesame it must’ve tasted great 😀

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    • Choclette

      14th June 2012 at 7:44 pm

      Yes, they tasted rather too good and didn’t last nearly as long as they should have done 🙁

      Reply
  3. cupcakegirl

    13th June 2012 at 9:40 am

    Oh perfect I have some bananas at home in need of using up and this is a great recipe different from banana bread which I usually do. think I may add some nuts for more texture too

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    • Choclette

      15th June 2012 at 4:23 pm

      Yes, nuts would be good, although the sesame seeds on top did provide a bit of crunch.

      Reply
  4. At Anna's kitchen table

    13th June 2012 at 11:44 am

    They seem nice and simple and almost health food! What’s not to like right? :))

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    • Choclette

      15th June 2012 at 4:24 pm

      I always find you can kid yourself with flapjacks Anna and even more so with banana in them 😉

      Reply
  5. Rachel - Mozart's Girl

    13th June 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Deelish. Make lots of flapjacks & always looking for new ways to use up bananas! Thanks so much

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    • Choclette

      15th June 2012 at 4:25 pm

      So glad flapjacks sell well Rachel. I’m a real fan as they are so easy to make and such a good vehicle for carrying all sorts of goodies.

      Reply
  6. Hazel - Chicken in a Cherry Sauce

    13th June 2012 at 4:03 pm

    These sound incredible, Choclette! I’m really getting into flapjack recently. I always buy it when I go to a coffee shop, but this has definitely influenced me to make some for myself. Bananary is definitely a word in my vocabulary 🙂

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    • Choclette

      15th June 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Hazel, flapjacks are so easy to make and their variation is endless. Have a go and enjoy.

      Reply
    • Hazel - Chicken in a Cherry Sauce

      1st April 2013 at 10:11 pm

      I finally got around to making some of these (or similar)! See my latest post for details 😉

      Reply
  7. Mary

    13th June 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Stellar! I’ll follow you and your recipes wherever you go :-). These sound delicious and they are different without being difficult to make. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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    • Choclette

      15th June 2012 at 6:19 pm

      Thanks Mary. The beauty of flapjacks is that they are so easy to make 🙂

      Reply
  8. laura@howtocookgoodfood

    13th June 2012 at 7:06 pm

    This does sound like a very good flapjack recipe so I’m not surprised you wanted to try it out. I love baking flapjacks and it is a recipe that gets adapted so well. Depends on my mood, sometimes I like them plain, other times I want a few extras in them. I hope to give them a go myself :))x

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    • Choclette

      15th June 2012 at 6:21 pm

      You know Laura, I don’t think I’ve made a plain flapjack since I was at school, but you’re right, they are really good too.

      Reply
  9. Alida

    13th June 2012 at 9:40 pm

    I had flapjacks for the first time in England and I liked them straight away! This combination of coconut banana and chocolate seems extremely yummy!

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    • Choclette

      15th June 2012 at 6:22 pm

      Flapjacks do seem to be a peculiarly British bake Alida – I’ve not come across them anywhere else.

      Reply
  10. Baking Addict

    13th June 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I must try bananas in flapjacks next time. I’ll have mine without the coconut please 🙂

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    • Choclette

      15th June 2012 at 6:23 pm

      You and your coconut aversion Ros 😉

      Reply
  11. Green Dragonette

    14th June 2012 at 6:36 am

    Oh wow these sound so good and I can almost smell them coming out the oven-thank you so much for coming up with this one!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      15th June 2012 at 6:25 pm

      GD, thank you, I do my best 😀

      Reply
  12. Laura loves cakes

    14th June 2012 at 8:04 pm

    These look like an interesting little number! I’ve never thought about putting banana in a flapjack…and with coconut too but I bet it works beautifully…it also makes me wish I was on holiday somewhere on a tropical island! 🙂

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    • Choclette

      15th June 2012 at 6:25 pm

      Thanks Laura – with the weather we’re having I think we all want to be on a tropical island 🙁

      Reply
  13. Janice

    14th June 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Oh fruit portion! They look great, very tasty.

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    • Choclette

      15th June 2012 at 6:26 pm

      Yes, those five a day are so tough 😉

      Reply
  14. Jacqueline

    15th June 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Great recipe Choclette. I put banana in my flapjacks most of the time now, it makes them loely and moist. It was Shaheen over at Allotment 2 Kitchen who gave me the idea and Cooper loves them.

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    • Choclette

      15th June 2012 at 6:27 pm

      Good on Shaheen, it’s a great idea and so good for little Cooper.

      Reply
  15. Jo

    15th June 2012 at 3:13 pm

    I’ve never heard of putting banana in flapjacks but it sounds delicious. Lovely and summery with the coconut.

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    • Choclette

      15th June 2012 at 6:28 pm

      Thanks Jo, it was a new one for me too, but it works so well.

      Reply
  16. Caroline

    16th June 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I quite like bananas in flapjacks – as you’ve found, the middle always seems to stay soft and slightly gooey rather than being crispy. Yum!

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    • Choclette

      17th June 2012 at 5:59 pm

      Yes, a new tip for me C, but one I shall be using again.

      Reply
  17. Catherine

    21st June 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Coconut and bananas is an unbeatable combination of flavors. This sounds wonderful! Please do visit soon! Blessings to you, Catherine

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    • Choclette

      22nd June 2012 at 12:08 pm

      Thank you Catherine, you are so right, they pair very well together 🙂

      Reply

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