Honey Banana Flapjack Breakfast Recipe
It’s that time of the year when children are starting to head back to school for the new year. It’s important for your children to eat a healthy nutritious breakfast before school, as their brains and bodies are still developing. That’s where using raw honey can help.
Sugary cereals and refined grains cause a quick rise in blood sugar levels, which drop quickly, causing a rapid sugar high and crash. This can leave your child feeling hungry, cranky, and sleepy. When your children ask for a bit of sweetness, raw honey is the best solution. It’s the only natural sweetener with added nutrients and health-promoting enzymes (over 200) plus it provides slow-release energy which is more likely to keep your child’s belly feeling happy until snack time or lunch.
Try this healthy honey banana flapjack breakfast recipe! Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Egg-free, Soya-free, Nut-free, Refined Sugar-free
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Servings: 16 mini flapjacks
75g pitted dates soaked in 100g boiling water
1 tbsp raw honey (purchase raw honey on our website www.beelalhoney.com )
85g ripe banana when peeled (roughly 1 small banana)
1 tsp vanilla extract
50g coconut oil melted
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
250g gluten free oats or ‘normal’ oats if you can tolerate gluten
1. Place the dates in a bowl with the boiling water and leave to soak for at least 5 minutes
2. Once soaked, put the dates and water into a food processor or blender along with the banana, honey, melted coconut oil, vanilla extract and bicarbonate of soda. Process until smooth and paste-like
3. Tip the paste into a bowl and add the oats
4. Stir to combine, then place the mixture in a greased oven-proof dish measuring approximately 20X15cm
5. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius. Gas mark for approximately 25 minutes until golden and firm
6. Once cool, cut up and store in an airtight container for up to 4 days
Raw honey and memory
Eating unrefined sugar can lead to an immediate sugar rush followed by lack of concentration and sleepiness. This ‘brain fog’ can definitely affect a child’s performance in class which is why a slow release source of sweetness, like raw honey, is so important.
Raw honey also aids the body’s absorption of calcium which is vital for brain cells to function properly. It also contains magnesium, potassium and B vitamins that help brain health.
Recipe Credits: https://freefromfairy.com/banana-date-flapjacks-gluten-free-dairy-free-refined-sugar-free/