Did you know that oats, sesame seeds and dried figs are all great sources of calcium? Just a quarter of a cup of sesame seeds contains more calcium than a whole cup of milk!! So what better way to celebrate these ingredients than making them stars of some yummy flapjacks. Perfect for an after school snack and calcium hit. They are also delicious judging by the rate these flew off the plate!
Recipe makes 12 snack size flapjacks or cut them bigger for really hungry little bandits.
2 cups of oats
2 large or 3 medium very ripe bananas
½ cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon honey (optional)
1 heaped tablespoon almond butter
1 heaped tablespoon tahini paste
5 small dried figs, diced
Handful pumpkin seeds
Handful sunflower seeds
Preheat oven to 175 fan
Line a 20cm square tin with baking parchment
Mash the bananas and set aside
In a bowl combine the oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and diced figs
Melt the coconut oil until just melted and take off the heat.
Add the nut butter, tahini, honey and mashed banana and mix until well combined
Pour in the dry ingredients and stir until the mixture is fully coated
Tip into the tin and spread out well into the corners of the tin
Bake for 25 minutes. If not quite brown enough bake for another 5 minutes
Allow to cool completely and slice