Banana, plum, sultana and apricot flapjacks

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  • Makes: 28

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

If you want a quick, easy, healthy and delicious treat, these buttery flapjacks are perfect - and a great way to use up leftover dried fruit.


  • 275g (10oz) rolled porridge oats
  • 1 banana, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 small plums, stoned and cut into small pieces
  • 25g (1oz) dried apricots, chopped
  • 25g (1oz) sultanas
  • 225g (8oz) spread e.g. Lighter Spreadable
  • 175g (7oz) demerara sugar
  • 75g (3oz) golden syrup


  1. Mix together in a large bowl the oats, banana, plums, apricots and sultanas.
  2. In a small saucepan place the butter, sugar and syrup and melt gently together over a low heat.
  3. Pour the melted syrup mixture into oats and stir together until all ingredients are evenly coated.
  4. Spoon into a non-stick or greased and lined tin (30 x 20 x 2 1/2 cm tin) and flatten out mixture until smoothed into all the corners of the tray.
  5. Place in a hot preheated oven at 160C (325F, gas mark 3) for about 25-30 mins, or until the mixture is golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool a little and then cut into squares while still warm. Store in an airtight container.

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