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Yummy Golden Syrup Flapjacks

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Serves 1 - 12 Squares

A quick and easy flapjack recipe that can be enjoyed in under 30 minutes!

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  • 250g Porridge Oats
  • 125g Butter
  • 125g Brown Sugar
  • 2-3 tbsps Golden Syrup (depends how gooey you want it)


    1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until fully mixed, but be careful not to overmix making sure the oats keep their texture.
    2. Lightly grease a baking tin with butter and spoon in all the mixture.
    3. Using the back of a spoon press into the corners so the mixture is flat and score the mixture into 12 squares.
    4. Place in the oven and bake on 180 until golden brown (about 20 minutes).

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Comments (78)

Clarelk's picture

Perfect. Thanks for sharing.

EggSafety's picture

Great Stuff - My Girlfriend and I made them and what am I to say, we Really hit it off !

She's Skinning the chicken for our year anniversary!

Lots of Love people!

Mrsbudgetbaker's picture

Just made these and came out really well using the method described which is quicker and creates less washing up than how I would normally make these (melting ingredients in a separate pan). For those watching pennies, using supermarket essential ingredients I costed these out as £1.45 for the tray that's 12p each. I found them quite sweet (but I did put in two very ripe bananas only fit for baking or the bin) so might use half the amount of sugar next time saving further 17p.

Mrsbudgetbaker's picture

Just made these and came out well. I've always made flapjacks using the melting butter etc in pan method but saw the attraction of this method as being quicker with less washing up! I used my kenwood mixer and combined all ingredients but I put the oats in last so that they wouldn't get too broken up. I think they did still break up a bit so simply stirring in at the end may have been better. For those that are interested I costed this recipe out at about £1.45 or 12p slice using waitrose essential ingredients.

Karynmc's picture

Just made these with my nearly 3yr old. He loved helping mix the ingredients but has yet to try them! We added sultanas to ours and I can confirm that they are absolutely delicious.

mimi19836's picture

Delicious! Melted butter in the pan and stirred in the ingredients. You don't need a food processor.

baking_beginner's picture

This is my absolute go-to flapjack recipe. I melt the butter in the microwave and then mix in all the other ingredients until the oats are equally wet. I also tend to cut the sugar to around 80-100g but I never skimp on the golden syrup! I've tried lots of variations in the past - including adding choc chips or raisins to the mix pre-bake/melted nutella spread on top of the baked product/sunflower seeds sprinkled on top pre-bake. Anything goes really.

Harper2014's picture

What size tin do you use? Thank you :)

Victoriasandwich83's picture

Great recipe, really easy to make and come out perfect every time. Slight variation is that I melted the butter in a pan, then added the remaining ingredients and combined them with a wooden spoon.

foodhound01's picture

V easy and delicious. Used jumbo oats, which helps retain texture if using processor, and added crystallised ginger pieces.

FeeBee67's picture

Yummy flapjacks indeed. I just melted the butter, sugar and syrup (5 tablespoons for extra gooeyness!) and stirred in the oats. Came out just fab. Definitely a family favourite.

I've also used black treacle instead of syrup and it also tasted great.

JayDub79's picture

My first attempt at making flapjacks. I was a little unprepared so used caster sugar instead of brown sugar and olive spread instead of butter. I probably used way too much golden syrup and mixed in a couple of mashed bananas and a couple of handfuls of coco pops (I like experimenting) and what I ended up with was seriously yummy flapjacks. I probably shouldn't but I'll definitely be making these more often!

Gerald Mclaverty's picture

Thanks - Fantastic recipe. Quick and easy to remember as well as good taste. I did not use a blender/processor - I did it the old fashioned way. I also chilled them in the fridge to aid cooling and it worked brilliantly.

the-mental-one's picture

Made this guestimating the quantities a little and added some raisins and sultanas to the mix,also mixed the ingredients using a fork without melting the butter first. Just cream the butter and sugar then add in the golden syrup before stirring in the oats. Cooked them for 20 minutes, could probably have done with a little less but they're still tasty.

rachel_r's picture

Very nice flapjacks, maybe not quite as gooey as I would have liked though. I melted the syrup, butter and sugar in a pan first then added the oats. Only took 15 minutes to cook in my fan oven. Will definitely make them again.

mattietuck's picture

I've just made a batch using these quantities but melting the butter and sugar in a saucepan in the traditional way. I added 1½ teaspoons of ground cinnamon to the oats too, so I'll see what delicious results I get and post on here with a pic if I can!

katrina4081's picture

It was delicious!

bunsinbows's picture

This is a really trusty recipe! I added extra butter and syrup, along with cinnamon and clementine zest. I also topped them with chocolate! Mine only needed cooking for 15 minutes.

deirdrewhelan's picture

I followed the recipe and they turned out perfectly. They're a bit floppy when you take them out of the oven at first but firm up nicely as they cool in the tin. I doubled the recipe but next time I would do one batch at a time in my food processor as it was too much for it all together. I used a 13"x9" tin.

peaches_xuk's picture

I wasn't really expecting these to work, but they did! Probably the nicest flapjacks I have ever made and definitely the easiest. I have had a request for more next weekend.


Questions (6)

Raisin and Dates's picture

conventional or fan oven?

Raisin and Dates's picture

size of tin/pan and oven temperature either fan assisted or conventional... would be really helpful.... has already been asked but no answers??

Kernow Cousin's picture

My grandchildren love making these with me. We all tend to eat too many so I wonder if anyone knows the calorie count on them.

giantpurplesquirrel's picture

What size tin did you use?

carowe01's picture

I use a standard size loaf tin which works really well.

giantpurplesquirrel's picture

What size tin did you use?

Tips (8)

Mrs Jos Wilson's picture

My tip is that you safe yourself a very sticky food processor and use a pan, like most flapjack recipes advise. Trying to get the whole gooey mess out was a total mare and it didn't mix very well either. Never again!

Pumpkineater84's picture

I used Demerara would use smaller grain brown sugar next time as sugar was a bit big and crunchy wanted it gooey. I did 4 tablespoons syrup anymore it can make flapjack hard. Next time would add just a touch more butter to make it hold better quite crumbly on outside but very nice recipe

emmama's picture

To make 28 flapjacks I varied the measurements used
• 500g porridge oats
• 240g butter/soya marge combo
• 200g Demerara sugar
• Six to eight tablespoons of golden syrup
• A few handfuls of raisins

It took about 25 mins in a fan oven on about 160 degrees. Yummy!

roxyroro's picture

I used pumpkin seeds In mine!!! Try it!!!

CazzyDJ's picture

I put all ingredients in the bowl, put in microwave just to soften for about 20-40 seconds mixed and put in greased tin pressed down with wooden spoon. Cooked for required time left in tin to cool came out lovely.
Have to do double batches now as one is never enough and great for kids to help make.

MrsBlueEyesxo's picture

I didn't use the recipient what I did was:
First I turned on the oven to the same time the recipie says, then I greased my tin then weighed all my ingredients and I doubled them
Then I melted the butter in a pan, once melted I added in the sugar and golden syrup then mixed them all together
Then I added in the oats and mixed together until all the oats were covered in the mixture
I then poured all the mixture into the tin and evened it out and flattened it out then put it into the oven for 20 minutes till golden brown
Once their out carefully cut them into strips up and down and side to side then leave them to cool down and they should be great:) Enjoy hope this helped some of you:)

Chromepete's picture

I have made this a few times and it's a great recipie for adding whatever you want to it. I've done fig and almond, there's lime and coconut in the oven now (smells divine)!

The method doesn't say to leave the flapjack to cool in the tin before removing and cutting up. Perhaps that's where some of the negative commenters are going wrong? This advice comes from my own bitterly disappointing experience!!

BigDanTheMuffinMan's picture

This recipe is amazing! I didn't use a food processor but mixed by hand so as not to shred the oats. I would recommend doubling the mixture as it doesn't cover the base of my tray as the recipe is stated. Once the mixture has turned golden brown in the oven you can take it out. It may still feel soft but they firm up as they cool. I have noticed that a few comments have suggested that they never went firm but this wasn't the case for me. Enjoy!!!