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Serves 16

a yummy treat for everyone in the family.

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  • 225g of oats
  • 50g of butter
  • 75g of sugar
  • 3 tbsp of golden syrup
  • and
  • any other dried friuts you like.


    1. place the butter,sugar and syrup in a pan.
    2. melt ingredients til liquid
    3. add the oats into the pan, and stir
    4. place the mixture into a tin
    5. bake for 25 mins, til golden brown
    6. leave to cool for 10 - 15 mins

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2nd May, 2018
Not a good recipe for a child to follow. No oven temperature, no advice on preparing the baking tin. Bit of a failure.
28th Apr, 2018
Why do BBC Good Food publish recipes that do not work. Wish I had spent the time looking for a flapjack recipe that works.
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jeanette Mann
27th Mar, 2018
Hi, I made some this morning after trying different recipes, checked other people comments so did add a little more syrup.......also I did used unsalted butter as I have used buttery or margarine with no success.
18th Feb, 2018
Wish I’d read comments, but trusted website and just went and followed instructions. Lesson learnt!!
1st Oct, 2017
Nice taste but like other comments made, mixture doesn't bind the ingredients together well enough. Having said that, perhaps in a smaller tin and more compacted, that may work. I shall give it another go. Oh, I also cooked them on gas mark 4 for 30mins.
5th Jul, 2017
NOPE!!!!!! Thoroughly awful. Not enough sugar, butter and syrup to hold everything together
1st Mar, 2017
So glad I read comments before I put in oven. I was just thinking that it was dry, it was only searching for oven temp that in the comments re wrong amounts
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22nd Feb, 2017
Should have read the comments first! Not enough wet mixed to oat quantity, had a crumbling mess. Not a complete failure tho, used it as a crumble topping for an apple and pear crumble. Really yummy!
20th Feb, 2017
A nice simple recipe but no indication of the oven temperature.
13th May, 2015
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no!!!!


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1st Aug, 2014
bake them at 180 degrees for the first 5 mins then bake at 160 degrees for the next 10 mins