Confession. Peanut Butter and jelly was my first American love affair. I was 6 and in Disney and I had always loved peanut butter. I took the plunge and ordered the sandwich. At the time being perturbed as Jelly is Jello in the UK. I remember it arriving, it had the crusts removed which was the first thing my 6yr old self fell for. But after that first bite, there was no going back to plain old Peanut Butter on toast. I’m sorry…
Anyway fast forward 20 year and recently one of my girls has given up gluten and is missing her PB&J. And so a new challenge was put forward. Hope she likes them !
Happy Valentines , or in the case “Galentines” (still not too sure how I feel about this word…).
1/4 cup Oil ( I used Avacado)
Heaped 1/2 Cup of your favorite PB.
1/2 Cup liquid sweetener (I used agave )
1/2 Cup Peanuts -chopped
2 1/2 Cup Oats
1 Cup of your favourite Jam/Jelly.
Preheat the oven to 375°.
I made these in little heart moulds to make them cute but I usually make Flap Jacks as one whole square. Oil your mould or line your baking pan 🙂
Pop the Bananas in a food processor , add your oil, sweetner and PB. ***tip here: spray your measuring cup with the spray oil so your sweetner and Peanut Butter doesn’t stick ***
Give everything a whizz so it’s nice and smooth and combined. Pop your Oats into a large mixing bowl and pour your Banana mix on top add the your peanuts with a few left over to decorate. I add a fair amount of salt at this point too . Give everything a good mix.
Spoon your mix to fill your mould just under half way. Then do a big scoop of Jam/Jelly. Then top with the remaining mix, just like a sandwhich!
Once all your moulds are full add a few little dots of Jam ontop and a sprinkle of your remaining Peanuts.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Leave to cool in the mould before plating and enjoy !