Banana, plum, sultana and apricot flapjacks recipe

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  • Healthy






15 min


30 min

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


  • Mix together in a large bowl the oats, banana, plums, apricots and sultanas.

  • In a small saucepan place the butter, sugar and syrup and melt gently together over a low heat.

  • Pour the melted syrup mixture into oats and stir together until all ingredients are evenly coated.

  • 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.

  • Place in a hot preheated oven at 160°C (325°F, gas mark 3) for about 25-30 mins, or until the mixture is golden brown.

  • Allow to cool a little and then cut into squares while still warm. Store in an airtight container.

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