I’ve been desperate to find a recipe for a protein flapjack with a baked crunch, moist softness, yummy flavour & that oaty texture. I reckon that I’ve baked that right up earlier on today. If you’re a fan of flapjacks & a fan of protein treats, but not a fan of the fats and sugars used in average commercial brands, then give this a go & see what you think.
- 1 small banana
- 3tbsps coconut oil
- 3tbsps ginger flavoured coconom (or regular coconom & a pinch of ground ginger)
- 12 drops toffee flavdrops
- 15 drops banana flavdrops
- 1 cup rolled oats (regular or gluten free)
- 1/3 cup rice protein
- 2 scoops myprotein protein crispies
- 2tbsp water
- Heat oven to Gas 6/200C
- Peel the banana, snap in half & chuck in a bowl.
- Melt the coconut oil (I usually chuck mine in a cup in the microwave for a few seconds)
- Add the ginger coconom to the melted coconut oil, add in both flav drops and stir. Pour this liquid mix in with the banana. Blend with a stick blender until it looks a bit like caramel.
- Add the rolled oats, rice protein & protein crispies and mix – add in 1 or 2 tbsp water if needed. The mix should not be stiff, but also not runny – it should hold its shape in the baking case, but easy to spread and level out with a spoon.
- Dump the mix in to a silicon pan – I used a square brownie pan – if your mix doesn’t quite fill the pan, just spread it out to about 1.5-2cm thick & square up the loose side with a spoon.
- Bake for about 15-25minutes – this will depend on how thick your have made them, but they should be a golden brown colour and firm to the touch.
- Allow to cool in the pan for about 15minutes, then gently transfer to a cooling rack until totally cool. Chop in to 8 pieces & hide them from everyone else!!
Macros per Slice (approx):
Cals: 135, Fat: 5.9g, Carbs: 13.7g, Protein: 6.7g
I’ve used ginger coconom in this recipe, hence the ‘ginger’ bit, but to be honest, it doesn’t come through massively in the end product, so if you are after a major ginger punch, whack in a little extra ground ginger before mixing.
If you’re not a fan of ginger at all, just use unflavoured coconut sugar. If you don’t like bananas, leave out the banana & the banana flavdrops, replace with a good dollop of apple sauce and some vanilla flavdrops.
Serve these babies up alongside a cup of tea, or with yoghurt and fruit for breakfast, or whack some ice-cream on it for an awesome dessert.
Give them a go, what do you think??