• Danny Joyce | Editor

Flahavan's #GoBananasforOats with a Delicious Collaboration with Fyffes and Lili Forbeg

It's hard to believe that the summer is almost over and before you know it, we'll be packing the school lunch boxes once more!


We know from many of you that this is the part of the day you look forward to the least (which we totally understand!), so that's why Flahavan’s have teamed up with Fyffes to give you some simple, tasty, quick and healthy lunch box ideas!   


It’s nearly time to jump back into routines! And as for the weekend it's back to being Taxi Mom, with the washing machine on a loop to keep all the sports gear and uniforms in check, we’re exhausted already! But we wouldn’t swap it for the world!


Oats and bananas are a match made in heaven - both are full of fibre, minerals and vitamins…and when put together, these natural foods will help your little ones feel fuller for longer. Flahavan’s and Fyffes, are really excited to introduce you to these delicious recipes; we hope you love them as much as we do.


Banana and Strawberry Overnight Oats

Makes 2

Ingredients

100g Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets

240ml milk (or plant based)

1 chopped Fyffes banana

100g strawberries

2 tbsp Natural Yogurt 1 tbsp maple syrup Quinoa Pops


Method

Mix together the oats, milk, maple syrup and half the fruit and refrigerate overnight in an airtight container

In the morning, layer the mixture with fresh bananas and strawberries and top with natural yogurt, peanut butter and quinoa pops


Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies

Makes 10


Ingredients

2 ripe Fyffes bananas (about 1 cup mashed)

200g Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets

1 egg

140g peanut butter

120ml maple syrup

50g cup chopped walnuts

1 tbsp seeds (sunflower & pumpkin) 60g raisins

Handful flaked almonds


Method

Mash the bananas and mix in the egg, peanut butter, maple syrup, oats, seeds, walnuts and raisins.

When the ingredients have combined well, use an ice-cream scoop to scoop the mixture onto a lined baking tray

Flatten gently

Sprinkle the flaked almonds on top of each cookie and press down gently

Bake at 180° for 10-12 mins or until golden

Top Tip: For a more indulgent version, drizzle the baked cookies (when cool) with melted white or milk chocolate!


TIP! It’s delicious to drizzle some melted white or milk chocolate on them for an extra treat or even add a few chocolate chips inside!


Banana Raspberry Coconut Oat Bars

Makes 12 Bars


Ingredients

250g Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets

1 Fyffes Banana

1 tsp baking powder

2 eggs

50g melted butter

240ml milk of choice

70g brown sugar

30g cup desiccated coconut I tsp vanilla extract

120g raspberries


Method

Mash the banana and add in the remaining ingredients, leaving the raspberries until last Fold the berries in gently, leaving some extra raspberries aside

Add the mixture to a lined baking tin and add the extra raspberries on top

Bake at 180° for approx. 25-30 mins or until the top is golden brown

Leave to cool before cutting them into bars


Mini Lemon & Raspberry banana loaves

Makes 12 Mini Loaves


Ingredients

3 ripe Fyffes bananas, mashed

100g Flahavan's Progress Oatlets

70g brown sugar

170ml natural yogurt

1 egg

60ml light olive oil (or any flavourless oil) 1 tsp vanilla extract

150g self raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

125g raspberries (leave a few for on top) Lemon zest and Juice of 1/2 lemon


Method

Mash the bananas and add in the other ingredients, leaving the raspberries until last

Fold 90g of raspberries into the mixture and divide into portions using a mini loaf tin

Add the remaining raspberries on top to decorate each mini loaf

Bake at 180° for 20 mins

Top Tip: Mix some lemon juice and icing sugar together. Drizzle on top when loaves have cooled down for an extra treat!


These tasty recipes were put together by the amazing Lili Forbeg. For more Oatalicious recipes visit Flahavans.ie


Slán go fóill.