Healthy PBJ Flapjack Bites

This week’s #FlapjackFriday recipe should come with a warning, as these healthy PBJ flapjack bites are seriously so tasty that I will be held by no means responsible if you are unable to stop yourselves from scoffing the lot in one go. The good news though, is that they are healthy; they contain no refined sugar, they’re simple to make; so you can whip up another batch no problem, and the kids LOVE them; if they manage to get a look in!

PBJ, as I’m sure many of you know, stands for Peanut Butter Jelly, which is the topping of our flapjacks this week. We’ve made our own strawberry chia jam, but you could of course use shop bought jam if it makes life easier. The flapjack base is also incredibly tasty without the toppings and make a healthy addition to lunchboxes, as a post-workout snack or as breakfast on the go.

What’s In Healthy PBJ Flapjack Bites?

  • 200g Porridge Oats
  • 100ml Coconut Oil
  • 100ml Honey
  • 50g Cashew Nuts
  • Peanut Butter
  • Strawberry Jam

How Do I Make Healthy PBJ Flapjack Bites?

Melt the coconut oil and honey in a saucepan. Chop the nuts in a food processor – it’s up to you how fine you go with them, we personally like our flapjacks a bit chunky! Remove saucepan from the hob and stir in the chopped nuts and porridge oats.

Put 1 heaped teaspoon of the mixture into each hole of a mini muffin tin and pat down to ensure the mixture sticks together; it should be level with the top of the tin. Bake in a moderate oven for approximately 15 minutes, or until the top of the flapjacks have turned a golden brown.

Leave to cool in the pan and then flip out carefully using a spatula once they have hardened.

Spread with some peanut butter, or any nut butter of your choice, and then dollop a lovely big splodge of strawberry jam on top!


Top Tip – These healthy PBJ flapjack bites can be made as a traybake instead of little bites, just remember to cook them for a little bit longer and to score out the lines with a sharp knife as soon as you take them out of the oven.

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