One of my favourite no-bake raw cacao, hazelnut and fig flapjack recipes to snack on during the day. Perfect for before or after training. Nutritionally dense and loaded with plant protein, complex carbohydrates, brain boosting fats and essential minerals.
There are two simple steps to this recipe:
Wet mix: blend the dates, bananas, coconut milk and coconut oil.
Dry mix: Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl and stir in the wet mix.
You can then roll them into balls or pack the mix into a tray and cut into bars after setting up.
Bananas help relieve muscle cramps caused by exercise. They also provide excellent fuel for exercise and daily activities.
The complex carbohydrates in oats are mostly starches and fiber. Oats pack more protein and fat than most other grains and are a good source of beta glucan, a unique, soluble fiber linked to multiple health benefits.
Raw Cacao, Fig & Hazelnut Flapjack
- Weighing scales
- Mixing bowl
- 150 g Dates soak and drain
- 100 ml Almond milk
- 100 g Banana ripe
- 40 ml Coconut oil melted
- 10 ml Coconut syrup
- 20 g Cacao powder powder
- 200 g Oats rolled
- 50 g Hazelnuts chopped
- 50 g Raisin
- 50 g Fig chopped
- 40 g Flax seeds
- 20 g Chia seeds
- 20 g Sesame seeds
- 1 tsp Cardamom powder
- .5 tsp Pink salt
- Assemble and measure all ingredients.
- Use a 30cm x 15cm (approx) Baking tray to make your flapjack in.
- Coat your tray with a fine coating of oil and line it with clingfilm so that it is easy to take out of your tray once it has set in the fridge. Make sure the clingfilm is slightly over the edges so you can get a good grip when you are trying to get it out.
- Take your dates and your raisins and leave them to soak in a bowl of water for between 1-2 hours. This just makes them a lot easier to blend to your paste and makes it a real caramel flavour.
- Drain the water from the dates and raisins... place in a blender.
- Place your jar of coconut oil into a bowl of hot water for 5 minutes to melt it down to liquid form.
- Then add to your blender; your bananas, coconut oil (in liquid form), dates, raisins, cinnamon and salt.
- Blend all the above together on full speed until it comes to a super smooth caramel like paste.
- Next, add the oats, sesame seeds, chopped hazelnuts, diced figs, chia seeds and flaxseeds into a large bowl and mix in your paste very well into your dry ingredients.
- Place the whole mix into your pre-lined flapjack tray and push the mix down into your tray making sure you get it even and into all the corners. Compact it very well.
- Place your flapjack into the fridge to set for at least 1 hour.
- Slice and serve from the fridge.
Try out my banana and oat flapjack recipe at home and let me know how you get on. The recipe is flexible, do not worry if you do not have all of the ingredients, you can substitute some of the nuts and seeds for what you have available.