Mabes Makes: Banana & Coconut Flapjack Slices

by Mabel Lloyd

The most easy and simple banana tray bake, great for using up your ripe bananas and a perfect breakfast or brunch snack. The coconut adds a unique flavour and subtle texture too!


  • 2 ripe bananas- mashed 
  • 1 free range egg
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 150g rolled oats
  • 50g soft dried apricots- chopped
  • 125g unsalted butter- melted
  • 65g soft brown sugar
  • 90g self raising flour


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C

2. Grease and line a 20cm square tin with baking paper

3. Mix the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl- oats, flour, sugar, coconut, apricots

4. Gradually stir in the wet ingredients- banana, golden syrup, honey, melted butter, egg and vanilla

5. Pour the mixture into the baking tray and smooth out the top

6. Bake for 20-25 mins until just starting to turn golden brown

7. Leave to cool in the tray for 5 mins and then cut into squares and cool on a rack


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