I have several recipes for flapjacks, when I am feeling fruity I make the ones I posted back in September 2009, if I want something unadulterated I make these.  They are sweet little beasties, so you can’t call them health food, but they hit the spot if you are looking for a good flapjack.  A bit chewy, a bit soft, oaty and sweet.  They are good for picnics and bike rides.

You can use 150g of demerara sugar or of granulated instead of half each.  I just like the crunchy texture of the demerara in my flapjacks and I like the way the granulated melts into the butter.

Makes about 15 squares

150g (6oz) butter
75g (3oz) golden granulated sugar
75g (3oz) demerara sugar
3 tbsp golden syrup
300g (12 oz) oats


Place the butter, sugar and syrup in a large pan and place over a gentle heat until the butter has melted.  Mix well together and then stir in the oats.

Butter a 30cm x 20 cm dish and then pour in the mixture.  Press down well with the back of a metal spoon.

Place in the centre of a preheated oven at 180°c, gas mark 4 or in the Baking Oven of the Aga for 20-25 minutes until golden brown all over.  Whilst the mixture is still warm run a knife around the edge of the dish and cut the flapjack into squares. Leave to cool completely in the tim before removing.


11 responses to “Flapjacks

  1. Sounds like a very nice snack for on-the-go or not!

  2. They sound yummy – flapjacks always remind me of a funny time when my hubby broke a tooth on one in a cafe in Norwich – one expects them to be soft and gooey … this one wasn’t. Oh how we laughed … well I did … inwardly … to myself. Am sure he’d be safe with these ones though!

  3. Mmmmm, lovely looking flapjacks! I always use demerara in mine because I like the crunch, but now think I might try your 1/2 and 1/2 as the sound of sugar melting into butter sounds good to me.

  4. I have never had a baked flapjack before – unless what I know as a flapjack is a bit different. Yours looks super tasty and a great idea of a breakfast.
    🙂 Mandy

  5. Hubby has been nagging me to make him some more flapjacks for his working lunch. I must remember this version for when I finally cave in lol

    • They are really quick to make, so if you do cave in, they won’t be too troublesome. They are sweet though, hubby may prefer the fruity less sweet version I posted in Sept 09 for his lunchtime treat – or he might prefer the sweet?… Oh I don’t know, both are good. Now I am rambling…

  6. I love flapjacks, the only problem is I have to eat the whole lot!

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