Thursday, 21 April 2016

*Gluten Free* Date & Banana Energy Bites

Gluten Free Date & Banana Energy Flapjack The Betty Stamp


I'm SO over the moon with how these turned out. Scrumptious bites of healthiness! These have zero gluten and, if you eradicate the chocolate on top, they're also zero refined sugar. I'm a chocolate monster sooo....chocolate had to be in the equation somewhere. I need something to work for in the gym right?

I got William loving flapjack! Oh how he mumbled and grumbled when I said I was making these healthy flapjack bars - but HA! He caved, tried one and went back for more!!

It's a flapjack triumph!

I made 2 batches of these to get the recipe just peachy for you all. The first batch with milk choccie & the second with dark and a little more ripened banana & butter.


Gluten Free Date & Banana Energy Flapjack The Betty Stamp


I have a confession. Completely off point, but this blog post is in fact me procrastinating cleaning the bathroom...I live with two boys....and I swear to god they have more beauty products than I do...what is that about? They have the tiniest amount of hair on their head, yet there are at least 4 pots of hair wax/putty, whatever it may be, on the window sill. Boys are weird.

I will get round to cleaning the bathroom....

after I've written this post. And then had lunch. But I recorded Made In Chelsea soooo.....oh also there's a 60% off sale at New Look ...bathroom you're going to have to wait  ;)


Gluten Free Date & Banana Energy Flapjack The Betty Stamp


What you'll need//

100g dates
2 really ripe bananas
200g gluten free oats
75g coconut oil or butter
1tsp vanilla extract
1 big bar choccie of choice

What to do//

Preheat oven to 170 degrees C (fan).
Soak your dates in a bowl of 100ml boiling water and leave for 10 minutes.
Melt coconut oil/butter in saucepan on a low heat.
Pour your dates & water, melted coconut oil/butter, banana & vanilla extract into a blender. Blend.
Into a large mixing bowl, tip in your oats and blended mixture. Stir until all the oats are covered.
Grease or line a baking tray- approx 20cm x 20cm or equivalent, and pour in mixture until evenly spread with a smooth top.
Bake for 25 minutes and leave to cool.

In a bain marie melt your choccie. Pour over cooled flapjack and don your patient cap because you're going to have to wait for the choccie to harden before cutting it into bars or bite size chunks.

1st batch>>


Gluten Free Date & Banana Energy Flapjack The Betty Stamp

Gluten Free Date & Banana Energy Flapjack The Betty Stamp


2nd batch >>


Gluten Free Date & Banana Energy Flapjack The Betty Stamp

Gluten Free Date & Banana Energy Flapjack The Betty Stamp

Gluten Free Date & Banana Energy Flapjack The Betty Stamp


I took a tin of these to one of my bezzie's housewarming and only crumbs remained at the end of the night. Thumbs up !

Do you have any gluten free desserts you love? I'd love to try them out.

Betty x

Did you catch my first Gluten Free Food Journal post?

For more leaning towers of baking, try these Gooey Banofee Cookies


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    1. Thanks Lizzie, they were so delicious! X

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  2. Mmmm I can fully understand why William went back for a second piece - it seriously looks yummy Betty! I love dates in baked goods, it make it of so squidgey and....well yummy!
    Although hubby & I don't need to cut gluten out of our diet (happily) I have played around with a couple of gluten free bakes - a regular gluten free flour blend makes amazingly light cupcakes! PS, we watched a food programme the other day and by chance that talked of gluten and surprisingly is in some chocolate...sorry don't know which)
    Love your use of the phrase 'only crumbs remain' ;-)
    Angela x

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    1. I thought of you when I wrote that!! haha, glad you spotted it :) ooo I'll have to try out some cupcakes then definitely, will let you know when I do :) thanks for the tips x

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  3. These look so delicious! I'm trying to avoid gluten at the moment so I'm always looking for good GF treats xx
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    1. Oh great, definitely give these a go, I can't begin to describe how moreish they are! William finshed off the entire tray in a day. Piglet. B x

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