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Yummy Golden Syrup Flapjacks

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Servings

Serves 1 - 12 Squares

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

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Ingredients

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

Method

    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).

Comments, questions and tips

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nevertoolate
4th Feb, 2017
I have a really sweet tooth, but am also trying to be healthy & reduce the sugar in all my baking. I've recently discovered a sugar brand that does brown sugar & stevia. You only need to use 1/2 the amount to achieve the same sweetness. I replaced the sugar in this recipie with this sugar/stevia (also using an extra 15% less, as these would be overly sweet otherwise - as others have commented. I also sprinkled them with extra oats & sesame seeds before baking. They were absolutely delicious...I am very glad to have discovered this stevia stuff!
reeneebarton
22nd Jan, 2017
3.8
Add a pinch of salt for extra taste
kimmyno-cook
4th Dec, 2016
Trying not to buy flapjacks or muesli bars due to the palm oil being used in pretty much everything. This recipe was a bit too heavy on the 'sugars' for me so I swapped the golden syrup for honey, reduced the sugar, added some mixed seeds and cooked for just over 15 minutes to get a chewy texture. Great stuff and still plenty sweet enough.
Bladerunner696
13th Nov, 2016
When I made these with my daughter I discovered that I had no golden syrup so I improvised and used maple syrup. Long story short they were a big hit and not at all dry, perfect.
nicandjul
10th Oct, 2016
I also melted the butter, syrup and sugar in a pan then poured over the oats. I added a couple of (good) handfuls of blueberries. Delicious. Would also suggest chocolate chips as a different option. They work well too.
kirstywriter
19th Sep, 2016
Made these for the kids but ate most of them myself! I added less sugar as suggested in the comments, and used demerera sugar which gave them a slightly crunchy texture. I also accidentally added the raisins to the butter & sugar (& dried apricots) in the food processor, so they were blended in - was delicious this way and will do it again!
Clarelk
31st Jul, 2016
5.05
Perfect. Thanks for sharing.
EggSafety
4th Jun, 2016
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
16th May, 2016
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
16th May, 2016
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.

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Raisin and Dates
6th Feb, 2016
conventional or fan oven?
Raisin and Dates
6th Feb, 2016
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
3rd Jun, 2015
5.05
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
23rd Jan, 2014
What size tin did you use?
carowe01
16th Apr, 2014
5.05
I use a standard size loaf tin which works really well.
giantpurplesquirrel
23rd Jan, 2014
What size tin did you use?
asverdloff
31st May, 2017
5.05
Great flapjack! I recommend using double the amount to make 12 thick flapjacks ( or more thin ones ) but I would definitely make these again!
daniel178
24th Oct, 2016
5.05
Great recipe, absolutely gorgeous flapjack. I would recommend using double the ingredients as the amounts stated do not make much (or at least not enough for me!). I did a double layered flapjack - the first layer I mixed with apricot jam (about 3 tbsp); the second with crushed apple (1 medium) and cinnamon (about 2 tbsp). I did not have a food processor, so tried two alternatives seen in the comments: melting the butter and mixing myself. They both worked fine, although hand mixing took a while. 20 minutes in the oven I found is a tad too long - 15-18 works better. Remember to leave the flapjack bars in the tray to cool and firm up, this worked with me. I used maple syrup instead of golden syrup and this seemed to work well.
Mrs Jos Wilson
17th Jun, 2016
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
25th Aug, 2015
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
22nd Aug, 2014
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
16th Aug, 2014
I used pumpkin seeds In mine!!! Try it!!!
CazzyDJ
16th Apr, 2014
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
29th Mar, 2014
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
20th Mar, 2014
5.05
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
19th Mar, 2014
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!!!