Banana Booster Bar

"These jam-packed near relatives of the flapjack are my antidote to the devil's work - those big-brand 'energy' bars that fester among the chocolate on every motorway service-station counter masquerading as a late breakfast."
  1. Pre heat oven to 160 degrees Celsius. Grease 20cm square baking tin.
  2. Melt butter, sugar, honey and zests over very low heat in a saucepan. Stir occasionally.
  3. Stir in oats, fruit, banana, and 3/4 of the seeds till combined. Spread out in tin, smooth the top as you go.
  4. Scatter remaining seeds over the top and drizzle with a little honey. Place in oven and bake 35-45 minutes, until golden in centre.
  5. Cool completely in tin, turnout and cut into squares.
  6. Keeps 5-7 days in an airtight container.
  7. NB: From reviews I've read on Hugh's website many people have said that they had to cook it longer than his recommended 30 mins - I cooked mine 45 minutes and still wasn't golden in the centre. Also many people said they are quite crumbly, but found that setting in the fridge instead helped.
  8. Variation: instead of 1 banana replace with 125g crunchy peanut butter and melt with butter and sugar etc in saucepan
  • Katt 10 Oct, 2012

    I find slightly less sweet dried fruit, eg cranberries go well as it is quite sweet!

  • Verne 14 Oct, 2012

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