This flapjacks recipe couldn’t be simpler. With just 6 ingredients, we achieve the most delicious sweet treats that are whipped up in under 30 minutes. You’ll probably already have the ingredients as they are classic cupboard staples. Personally I think flapjacks are super under-rated, so hopefully this recipe will remind you of how great they are.
Another thing that I love about this easy flapjacks recipe is that it doesn’t require any fancy baking equipment.
All you’ll need is
It wouldn’t be a flapjack recipe without the unique sweetness that golden syrup provides.
I love the use of salted butter here – it doesn’t make the flapjacks salty, it just creates a nice balance and also allows you to taste the flavour of the golden syrup, brown sugar and ginger more. As they say, salt makes the flavours sing.
We use whole rolled oats here, we’re not going to throw them in the food processor, as I love the texture of the oats unblended.
Adds another layer of flavour that compliments the golden syrup nicely.
With this recipe, I used light brown sugar, but this is really a matter of preference. If you like the richer molassey flavour of dark brown sugar, you can definitely use it in this flapjacks recipe.
The ginger is the added kick of flavour, that takes this recipe to the next level. It’s subtle but so effective.
Preheat oven to 180° degrees
Start by adding the sugar and butter to a large non-stick frying pan and melt the butter on a low/mediums heat.
Once the butter has melted and the sugar has started to dissolve, add the ground ginger, golden syrup and vanilla extract, while stirring continuously to mix together.
Then fold the oats into the pan with the melted butter and stir until everything is incorporated.
Grease and line a baking dish with parchment paper (mine was around 10 by 8 inches).
Pour the flapjack mix into the dish. Using a spoon to spread the oats and once evenly distributed, and then I used a large metal spoon to press the oats into place until firm. Pop in the oven for 15 minutes.
Allow the flapjacks to cool down (around 5 minutes) before you cut into 16 pieces. Leave to cool completely and enjoy!
Substituting the ginger with cinnamon for a different undertone of flavour.
Adding raisins, nuts, dried fruit to make it have more of a breakfast bar vibe.
Once cooled, pour melted hot chocolate on top (leaving it to cool & set) for a chocolate layer on top of your flapjacks.
Adding chocolate chips.
Are they gluten-free?
Yes! All of the ingredients in this flapjack recipe are gluten-free.
How do I store/ how long can I store the flapjacks for?
Store in a sealed container at room temperature and enjoy within 2-3 weeks.
How do I cut the flapjacks into perfect squares?
Leave to cool completely before slicing into 16 servings.
Can I freeze the flapjacks?
Yes you can! You can freeze the flapjacks for up to 3 months. I slice the flapjacks into squares and wrap individually before freezing to make it easier to defrost and enjoy a single serving.