Scrumptiously easy banana flapjack balls

Helen Burgess of Little Cooks shares a recipe for banana flapjack balls that grandparents and children can make together.
Banana Flapjack Balls
Banana flapjack balls are simple enough for the smallest of chefs to get stuck in.

As is often the case when it comes to cooking/baking with grandchildren, there is a balance to be found on the difficulty versus messiness versus attention span matrix. This recipe for banana flapjack balls definitely hits the sweet spot (literally), it is so simple that even the youngest little cooks con get involved and it is quick enough to keep them engaged.

Prep time: 15 mins

Cook time: 15 mins

These banana flapjack balls are a huge hit with kids as it’s a healthier alternative to a regular flapjack with a little cook twist to it! I make them all the time for fairs and last time I made some I made about 500!! They honestly are so fun to make with kids. 

Ingredients – banana flapjack balls


  • One small bowl
  • One big bowl
  • Small pan
  • Food processor or blender
  • Spatula
  • Baking sheet
  • Baking parchment


  1. Preheat the oven to 170c
  2. Melt the coconut oil
  3. Whizz everything but the oats in a food processor/blender
  4. Pour into a mixing bowl with the oats and stir thoroughly
  5. Spread into a baking tray and push flat with the back of a spoon or rub some coconut oil into your hands and roll the mix into balls
  6. Bake for 15 mins (store for up to 5 days in the fridge)

Fun fact: Banana’s aren’t just delicious; they also help you feel happy! They contain something called tryptophan which your brain needs to make happy hormones.

If you found this recipe for banana flapjack balls inspiring, you’ll find lots more at Little Cooks or you can find sweet treats and ideas for baking with grandchildren on our Food and Drink channel.

Last modified: July 15, 2021

Written by 12:38 pm Food & Drink