Chocolate flapjacks

I love chocolate. I’m such a ridiculous chocoholic that as you might have noticed I have a bit of a preference towards creating chocolatey recipes. And it seems like I’m in good company as my most popular recipes are all chocolate-based ones – you guys have good taste!

So as we all apparently love chocolate I wanted to jazz up a snacktime favourite by adding a sprinkle of magic dust (ie cacao powder) and making them even more delicious. These flapjacks are so great if you’re on the run or craving something sweet as they’re packed with oats and bananas for slow release energy to keep you going through the day! They’ve also got lots of healthy fats thanks to the coconut oil and cashew butter. Oh and don’t forget all those lovely antioxidants from the cacao! Most importantly these are easy to make and taste amazing, I think you’re going to love them!

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup raisins

For the chocolate drizzle (optional)

  • 1/2 cup cacao butter
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup

First mash the bananas in a bowl, then stir in the maple syrup, chia seeds, cashew butter and cacao powder. Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan and stir this in too.

Then, pour in the oats and the raisins and give it another big stir so that everything is mixed evenly.

Spoon the mixture into a lined baking tray and press down firmly. Then place the tray in the oven and bake at 180 degrees for around half an hour, until they are golden brown.

If you want to add the chocolate drizzle on top, once the flapjacks have cooled (this will feel painfully slow I’m warning you) melt the cacao butter in a pan on a low heat, then add then cacao powder and maple syrup and stir until you have a lovely melted chocolate mixture. Drizzle over the flapjacks and decorate with seeds on top.

Love, Mrs H xx

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