Cranberries are used at Christmas to add a sweet and tangy flavour to our meals and we think they’re perfect combined with cinnamon in these festive bakes!
This recipe for Festive Banana and Oat Flapjacks is a winner, and perfect for celebrating the Christmas season. You could also try adding almond or orange flavouring, or some orange zest.
Skills Check: Follow a recipe; follow food safety and hygiene rules; tidy away; use a timer; use measuring spoons and cups; use weighing scale; use a box grater safely; use the oven (with adult supervision).
Baking tray, Greaseproof paper, Measuring spoons, Mixing bowl, Spoon, Box Grater, Weighing scales, Fork
Gluten | May contain: Sulphites
*Please note the allergens listed are indicative only. Allergens vary depending on brand; check the labels on the products you use.
Ingredients (15 flapjacks):
- 2 large, ripe bananas
- 160g porridge oats
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 40 g dried cranberries
- Zest of 1 orange
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC /Gas Mark 5-6 and put greaseproof paper on the baking sheet.
- Unpeel the bananas and place in a large bowl, mash them well with the fork.
- Add the ground cinnamon if using and mix into the bananas.
- Add the oats and stir well so there are no dry bits.
- Carefully remove the zest of the orange using a grater.
- Stir in the orange zest and dried cranberries.
- Put spoonfuls of the mixture onto the lined baking sheet in the size you want the cookies to be and flatten if necessary (NB - they will stay the same size and won’t rise).
- Bake for 15 mins until golden.
- Leave to cool for 10 minutes before eating.
So thinking about festive flapjacks ...
Bananas are a nutritious and filling fruit, providing an excellent source of potassium (good for blood pressure regulation) and vitamin B6, as well as being a source of fibre
Oats provide starchy carbohydrate, which gives us slow-release energy, and are a good source of fibre, vitamins and minerals.
Berries are high in fibre and are packed with lots of different substances called phytochemicals. Phytochemicals can help protect our bodies against disease.
|-||Energy||258 KJ/ 61 kcal||3%|
per 21g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 1195kJ / 283kcal
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