4.60 from 35 votes

The Best Flapjacks Recipe

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These easy flapjacks are so easy to make and so delicious!  Made in under 30 minutes.
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
£0.16
Makes: 16
Snack
British
aubergine snack, flapjack, quick and easy
Freezable

Table of Contents

  1. Why this is a great recipe
  2. What equipment do I need for this recipe?
  3. Ingredients
  4. How to make this flapjacks recipe
  5. FAQ

Why this is a great recipe

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. 

flapjacks sliced and stacked in a bowl

What equipment do I need for this recipe?

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 

  • 8×10 inch baking dish- to bake the flapjacks
  • Non-stick saucepan/frying pan – to combine all the ingredients

close up of two flapjacks stacked

Ingredients

Golden Syrup 

It wouldn’t be a flapjack recipe without the unique sweetness that golden syrup provides. 

Salted Butter

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.

Rolled Oats

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. 

Vanilla essence 

Adds another layer of flavour that compliments the golden syrup nicely. 

Brown Sugar 

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. 

Ground Ginger

The ginger is the added kick of flavour,  that takes this recipe to the next level. It’s subtle but so effective. 

Overhead shot of easy flapjacks ingredients

How to make this flapjacks recipe

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.

Sugar and butter in large frying panOnce 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.

Butter and sugar melted in pan with golden syrupThen fold the oats into the pan with the melted butter and stir until everything is incorporated.

Oats added to the pan with the melted butter and sugarGrease and line a baking dish with parchment paper (mine was around 10 by 8 inches).

Parchment paper lining small baking trayPour 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.

Flapjack mix added to the baking tray and patted down with spoonAllow the flapjacks to cool down (around 5 minutes) before you cut into 16 pieces. Leave to cool completely and enjoy!

Flapjacks cut into 16 pieces in baking tray

Flapjack variations you could try…

  • 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.

5 flapjacks stacked on top of each other

FAQ

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.

flapjacks cut and scattered over parchment paper with crumbs

Other baking recipes you could try…

Nutella Blended Baked Oats (Tiktok Inspired)

Healthy Banana Blueberry Muffins

Chocolate Chip Baked Oats

Other sweet recipes to try… 

Kinder Bueno Chocolate Mug Cake

American Style Pancakes with Crispy Bacon

 

The Best Flapjacks Recipe

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4.60 from 35 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
£0.16
Snack
British
aubergine snack, flapjack, quick and easy
Freezable
Servings: 16
These easy flapjacks are so easy to make and so delicious!  Made in under 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 200 g salted butter (£1.45)
  • 375 g rolled oats (£0.75)

Cupboard Essentials

  • 4 tbsp golden syrup (£1.45/4)=(£0.36)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp (level tsp) ground ginger

Method

Preheat oven 180 degree°

  • Add the butter and sugar to a large non-stick frying pan. Heat on low/medium until melted.
  • Once the butter has melted and the sugar begins to dissolve, add ground ginger, golden syrup and vanilla extract, stirring continuously to combine.
  • Fold the oats into the pan and stir until everything is incorporated.
  • Grease and line a baking dish (around 10 by 8 inches) with parchment paper and pour the flapjack mix into the dish. Use a spoon to spread the oats and once evenly distributed, use a spoon to press the oats into place until firm. Pop in the oven for 15 minutes
  • Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then cut into 16 pieces. Leave to cool completely and enjoy!

Nutrition

Servings: 16 servings
Fat: 12g
Calories: 215kcal
Carbohydrates: 23g
Protein: 3g

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