Let’s Get Baking! Perfect Snack For Exam Students

Good Luck to all the Junior & Leaving Cert students in your exams. It can be a daunting time for both students and parents! Following a trip to the “School of Food” in Thomastown, I have included a recipe here for Banana Flapjacks, they are a good source of energy and you can eat them on the go; in the car on the way to an exam or on a break. They are handy and really easy to make.



40g butter
60g brown sugar
1 tsp golden syrup
225g porridge oats
50g raisins
2 ripe bananas



  • In a pan, melt butter, add sugar & syrup and stir well.
  • Mash bananas and combine with the butter mix.
  • Add the raisins and oats and spread into a greased baking tray.
  • Flattten the mix with the back of a spoon.
  • Bake at 180C for 15-20 minutes until slightly brown.
  • Cut into squares and leave to cool.

For this recipe I used Demerara sugar as it has a nice chewy texture.
I substituted the raisins for apricots.


Benefits of Oats

  • Slow release energy
  • Packed full of goodness
  • High in protein
  • Good for concentration


Benefits of Bananas

  • For energy & sustaining blood sugar
  • Improve your mood
  • High levels of potassium, keeps you alert


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