15 best ever flapjack recipes
Bake all kinds of delicious flapjacks with our 15 easy recipes. Get creative by adding dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, or even a lemon drizzle glaze.
Anyone can turn a bowl of humble oats into something magical just with butter and a drizzle of golden syrup, but by adding a few other choice ingredients, you can take flapjacks to the next level. They're perfect for bake sales, coffee mornings or simply an afternoon pick-me-up.
Our sensational traybakes are so versatile, the possibilities are endless. Whether you fancy layers of caramel and chocolate, spicy ginger or a traditional take, we have the perfect recipe.
1. Golden syrup flapjacks
You're just four ingredients and 30 minutes away from spectacular golden syrup flapjacks. This classic recipe is so adaptable, you can customise it with chocolate drops, desiccated coconut, sultanas or almost anything you like. Beautifully buttery, we guarantee they'll disappear in seconds.
2. Sticky plum flapjack bars
This recipe is so simple, kids can get involved with the weighing, mixing and measuring. Our sticky plum flapjack bars with mixed spice are the perfect autumnal treat. Use up a glut of plump fruit and indulge. Serve with cream, custard, ice cream or pack one into your lunchbox for a midday pick-me-up.
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3. Chocolate & caramel flapjacks
Try a different take on millionaire's shortbread with our chocolate & caramel flapjacks. These easy sticky desserts are perfect bake sale material, or make a few to box up for a handmade edible gift. If you're a chocolate fan, these are a must-try. They're best made a day in advance to give the caramel time to set overnight.
4. Raspberry honey flapjacks
Using just five ingredients, these raspberry honey flapjacks are super easy to whip up for a mid-morning snack. Frozen raspberries work better than fresh here as they maintain their shape when baking.
5. Healthy flapjacks
Looking to reduce your sugar intake? Bake a batch of healthy flapjacks using dates and walnuts for a feelgood pick-me-up. These vegan snacks make the most of mashed bananas and dates as natural sweeteners.
6. Apricot, honey & pistachio flapjacks
Spend just five minutes in the kitchen mixing up a batch of our apricot, honey & pistachio flapjacks. These sophistiated squares use just six ingredients, including crunchy nuts and chewy dried apricots for extra texture. Resist diving into your dessert until it's fully cooled to make sure your slices stay whole. Try experimenting with different fruit and nut combinations to find your favourite.
7. Ginger flapjacks
Our ginger flapjacks are a little something special. Delicately flavoured with coconut and topped with a punchy layer of ginger, these are the ideal accompaniment to your afternoon cuppa. We use both ground and crystallised ginger to get a suitably spicy icing that balances the sweetness of the flapjack.
8. Coffee & walnut flapjacks
Coffee isn't just for cake! Try our decadent coffee & walnut flapjacks for a grown-up treat that's sure to please. Give this classic flavour combo a twist with a dense, sticky flapjack base and buttery icing. A shot of espresso in the oat mix adds an extra level of flavour. Top each square with a whole walnut for a professional finish.
9. White chocolate and raspberry flapjacks
Treat someone to a batch of these white chocolate & raspberry flapjacks. The flapjacks are studded with tart freeze-dried raspberries and creamy white chocolate chips, then topped with fresh berries and a thick layer of white chocolate.
10. Chocolate orange flapjacks
Use rich dark chocolate and light orange to make these fab flapjacks. Adding both the zest and the juice ensures a stronger, zingy flavour and a better consistency. Our chocolate orange flapjacks are a great weekend bake to enjoy with coffee at leisure. These chewy beauties are a surefire crowd-pleaser.
11. Lemon drizzle flapjacks
If you're partial to a slice of lemon drizzle cake, you'll love our lemon drizzle flapjacks. This simple flapjack is the dessert mash-up of our dreams and you can make it in just two steps. The sharp lemon curd icing pairs perfectly with the sweet oaty base. Ideal for slicing and sharing with friends at an afternoon tea.
Watch our video and learn how to make our next level lemon drizzle flapjacks.
12. Vegan flapjacks
Flapjacks are often made with butter, but using dairy-free spread in this vegan flapjacks recipe means everyone can enjoy them. We've added chopped nuts and dried fruit, but use the vegan flapjack base as a starting point for vegan versions of any of these flapjack recipes but adding your own mix-ins.
13. Peanut butter & jam flapjacks
Classic British flapjacks get an all-American makeover with this peanut butter & jam version. Get creative and use any flavour of jam you like, and swirl into the nutty base.
14. Carrot cake fridge flapjacks
Perfect for a picnic, these carrot cake flapjacks have plenty going on. They're studded with nuts, seeds, cranberries and apricots, while the softened dates and honey add chewiness. A drizzle of cream cheese icing to finish gives that classic carrot cake feel.
15. Feelgood flapjacks
Our feelgood flapjacks use honey for sweetness and mashed banana and apple to bind everything together, so you can cut down on fat and refined sugar. These fruity bakes are packed full of texture and flavour. Add a teaspoon of cinnamon and a grating of orange zest for some extra spice and citrus flavour. They'll be demolished in minutes.
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