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Flapjack Recipe

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You’ll just need five ingredients to make our delicious golden syrup flapjack recipe. And you’ll just LOVE how simple it is!

Flapjacks are the perfect after-school treat since they’re oat-filled, gooey, and just the right size to fill a gap until dinnertime.

As a lunchbox snack, they are also a terrific option, they’re like little homemade cereal bars. You could also add some dried fruits like sultanas, cranberries or apricots in with the oats too.

And you really can’t beat a nice hot cup of coffee alongside a homemade flapjack. They even work as a simple easy dessert for kids to grab and go after dinner.

Plus you don’t need loads of special special baking equipment or even be fantastic in the kitchen to throw together this easy flapjack recipe.

When it comes to how to make flapjacks we’re the experts!

golden syrup flapjack recipe on a wooden board next to a bottle of golden syrup

Flapjack Recipe Ingredients

You’ll just need five simple ingredients to make a tray of yummy golden syrup flapjacks

  • 150g butter 
  • 50g soft brown sugar 
  • 2 tbs golden syrup 
  • 220g rolled oats – I usually use Quaker rolled oats 
  • 50g Ready Brek – or any other instant oats

Equipment Needed To Make Flapjacks

  • Large saucepan 
  • Tablespoon 
  • Wooden spoon 
  • Weighing scales 
  • 20cm square baking tray 
  • Greaseproof paper – to line the tray

How To Make Our Flapjack Recipe

Here’s how to make a tray of flap jack recipe – simple and delicious

Step One – Preheat the oven and line the baking tray

  • Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4
  • Grease and line the 20cm cake tin with butter and baking paper – no need to be super neat, just grease the bottom and sides of the tin with butter and pop the paper in.

Step Two – Mix together the easy flapjack recipe ingredients 

  • Add the butter, brown sugar and golden syrup to a large deep saucepan over a low heat on the hob. Stir everything together gently with a wooden spoon as it melts in the pan. 
black Le Creuset saucepan with melted butter, sugar and syrup being stirred with a wooden spoon
  • Then tip in the rolled oats and instant porridge into the pan with the melted butter, syrup and sugar. Give everything a good mix together with a wooden spoon so that all the oats are completely coated in the buttery syrup.

Step Three – Get the golden syrup flapjacks ready to bake 

  • Tip the flapjack mixture into the lined baking tin and press it tightly into the tin using the back of the spoon.
buttery oats all pressed down in square baking tin

Step Four – Bake the flapjack

  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Then remove from the oven and place the tin onto a wire cooling rack and allow to cool down totally.

Step Five – Cut the flapjacks 

  • Lift the flapjacks from the tray and place onto a chopping board and cut into 12 pieces. You can keep the flapjacks in an airtight container in the fridge for uptown 4-5 days.
golden syrup flapjack recipe on a wooden board next to a bottle of golden syrup

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Yield: Makes 12

Flapjack Recipe

golden syrup flapjacks on a wooden board next to a bottle of golden syrup

Flapjacks are the perfect after-school treat since they’re oat-filled, gooey, and just the right size to fill a gap until dinnertime.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup (heaped)
  • 220g rolled oats
  • 50g instant oats - we use Ready Brek

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4
  2. Grease and line the 20cm cake tin with butter and baking paper.
  3. Add the butter, brown sugar and golden syrup to a large deep saucepan over a low heat on the hob. Stir everything together gently with a wooden spoon as it melts in the pan.
  4. Next add the rolled oats and instant porridge into the pan with the melted butter, syrup and sugar. Mix everything together well so that all the oats are entirely coated in the buttery syrup.
  5. Tip the flapjack mixture into the lined baking tin and pat it all down tightly into the tin with the back of spoon.
  6. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Then remove from the oven and place the tin onto a wire cooling rack and allow to cool totally.
  7. Lift 7. the slab of flapjacks from the tray and place onto a chopping board then slice into 12 equal pieces.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 3g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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