Monkey Bars


How about a healthy snack that is great for when you're out and about? I put this recipe together for, who needed some ideas for getting children cooking in the kitchen. Forget the premixed bags that are expensive, this recipe is easy and a young child is quite capable of putting it together.

Full of fuel giving ingredients, these are great for your bag if you're in need of a quick snack to keep you going. Don't dive in to a petrol station or shop for something processed and full of sugar, when these Monkey Bars will store so well! They will also keep really well in the freezer, so don't try and eat them all at once!

Recipe & Instructions


  • 40g salted roasted Peanuts
  • 50g Buckwheat Groats
  • 30g Linseed
  • 190g Rolled Oats (plus a bit extra for sprinkling)
  • 70g Olive Oil spread
  • 2 tbsp runny Honey
  • 1 really ripe Banana


Pre-heat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas Mark 5.

Using a small food bag, bash the peanuts into small pieces with a rolling pin. Add the nuts to a bowl with the buckwheat, linseed and rolled oats. Reserve a few of the peanut pieces.

Heat the butter in a small saucepan until melted. Stir in the honey and mash the banana into the buttery mix. Crack the egg into the mixture and give a good whisk.

Add the banana and butter mix to the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Press into a greased 8 x mini loaf tin and sprinkle over the reserved peanuts and oats.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and cooked through. Cool on a wire rack and store in an airtight container for 3-4 days.