So a while ago the lovely folks at Urban Fruit sent me a parcel of their goodies.
I love Urban fruit, especially the cherries and mango. If you don’t already know, Urban fruit gently bake all different types of fruit to make dried fruit. They don’t add sugar, or sulphites, which is why I love them so much (sulphites give me stomach ache and most dried fruit contains it as a preservative). They are brilliant as portable snacks, and unlike fresh fruit, they survive a week being squashed in the bottom of a handbag.
They also have a fantastic range including strawberries (I always used to love these on long runs instead of jelly beans), cherries (amazing in brownies or porridge), mango (amazing dipped in melted dark chocolate) and seasonal ones such as apples.
I have saved the cherries to add to porridge, but after seeing the packet of new “Tremendously tropical” with mango, coconut, banana and pineapple (and having a very overripe banana on hand) I decided that tropical flapjacks would be the way to go.
I had seen a recipe in the Deliciously Ella book (the recipe is here if you are interested) so I made that, with added tropical fruit.
When mixing the banana and nut butter, I added in the tropical mix (I chopped some of the larger pieces of pineapple so they were a bit smaller). Then baked the flapjacks as the recipe stated.
It smelled really delicious as it was baking.
I followed the instructions and waited until the next morning to cut them, as usually with flapjacks I get impatient, cut them before they have cooled, and end up with a sort of granola mess.
I took most of them into work (I didn’t even mention they were healthier versions in case it made people suspicious) and they were really popular.
I would definitely make these again, and explore using different types of dried fruits too.
Are you a fan of flapjacks? Which flavour would you choose?
*Urban fruit kindly sent me a selection of their products but did not ask for a review. I just posted the recipe because it worked very well, and I love their products.