Energy flapjacks

Flapjacks are a perfect pre-workout snack, and these ones are extra healthy as they are free of added sugars.  The combination of oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruit provides slow release energy to power you through a workout.  But they  also make a great snack anytime and even make a healthy breakfast-on-the-go!

INGREDIENTS (makes around 12 flapjacks)

250g rolled oats
75g mixed unsalted nuts, chopped
150g dried fruit (eg sultanas, chopped dates, cranberries, dried cherries)
75g mixed seeds (eg pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, hemp, linseeds, chia seeds)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tbspns coconut oil
2 tbspns nut butter
3 tbspns honey
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 apple, grated


Pre-heat the oven to 170°C.

Place the oats, nuts, dried fruit, seeds and cinnamon in a bowl and mix to combine.

In a small saucepan gently heat the coconut oil, nut butter and honey.  Once cooled add to the oat mixture then add the mashed banana and grated apple and mix well.

Pour the mixture into a baking tray (approx 20cm x 20cm) and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until golden brown.

Once cooled, cut into slices and store in the refrigerator.

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