Breakfast bar

Breakfast bar

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(17 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 25 mins


Makes 12
This fruity, chewy flapjack is packed with delicious oats and cereal - kids can help make them and they're perfect for lunchboxes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per bar

  • kcal205
  • fat10g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs25g
  • sugars17g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.2g
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  • 50g mixed dried fruit (a mixture of raisins, sultanas and apricots is nice)
  • 50g mixed seed
  • 140g oats
  • 25g multi-grain hoop cereal
  • 100g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 100g light muscovado sugar
  • 100g golden syrup
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a clear, sparkling, golden-amber coloured, sweet


  1. Grease and line a 20cm square cake tin with baking parchment.

  2. Put the dried fruit in a mixing bowl. Add the seeds, oats and cereal, and mix well.

  3. Put the butter, sugar and golden syrup in the saucepan. Cook gently on the hob, stirring with the spatula, until the butter and sugar are melted.

  4. Remove from the heat and pour the dry ingredients into the saucepan. Mix well until all the ingredients are coated with the syrup mix.

  5. Fill the baking tin with the mixture. Use the spatula to press the mix down evenly. Bake at 160C/140C fan/gas 3 for 20 mins, then leave to cool completely before cutting into squares or fingers. Store in an airtight tin for up to 3 days – if they last that long!

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19th Mar, 2017
As these were rated 5 stars I made them without reading the comments which was a mistake, they are nice but too sweet as many others have said. Ok recipe but the sugar/syrup quantity needs adjusting unless you have a very sweet tooth.
6th Jan, 2017
My son is vegan, and fed up trying to find cereal bars he can take to school, I decided to make these. After reading the comments, I reduced the amount of sugar and did two different batches. First had half the sugar and butter with raisins, chia seeds and golden linseed. Second had quarter of the sugar and 3/4 butter with glacé cherries and almond slivers, and a touch of vanilla essence. So versatile and better than shop bought. I've wrapped mine individually and popped in the freezer to keep longer. Next batch will contain mint dark chocolate, yum!
1st Apr, 2016
Very nice tasting flapjacks. I added some chia seeds, didn't add the cereal and halved the sugar after reading comments about it being too sweet. With that alteration I think it was just right.
Class Neptune
3rd Jul, 2015
I liked guessing what it would like when some of the ingredients were melted. Eating it was the best bit because you feel the delicious crunchy taste of it. If I made it again I would replace the golden syrup with wildflower honey and the cereal with honey cheerios.
Class Neptune
3rd Jul, 2015
It tasted like a cereal bar with lots of golden syrup inside. I thought it would be too sweet to eat at breakfast so would have it for a snack or dessert. If I made it again I would change the dried fruit to more multi-grain hoop cereal.
8th Feb, 2015
Really nice recipe- very versatile! I left out seeds and hoops and used more oats and fruit. Used less sugar too, definitely didn't miss it. Look forward to using this recipe again.
5th Feb, 2015
I replaced the golden syrup with agave nectar but it was way too sweet for my liking...apart from that -delicious. I am definitely doing this again with half the sugar
6th Oct, 2014
This is a lovely quick flapjack/breakfast bar recipe. I added extra chopped pecan nuts as well as the seeds (pumpkin work well) I also used a nutty cluster type cereal in place of the mutli grain hoops (to use up what i had) You can go easy on the sugar as the golden syrup makes it sweet enough. Very pleased with the result and I will certainly be making these again.
5th Sep, 2013
I really enjoyed this recipe when I baked it. The bars were almost like Florentines in texture which was amazing but a bit more like dessert than breakfast! However, I have modified it a little bit for the next bake. I removed the brown sugar, halved the butter and replaced the syrup with honey. I also removed the hoops and I have made granola instead of bars. Oh my it is absolutely phenomenal. I can't walk past the container without sticking my paws in. I am making some next week for a tastes so good and yet the calories are low so it's a win-win. Thank you!
31st May, 2013
This is delicious, family loved it, makes a wonderful crunchy flapjack, just the way they like it! Will definitely make this again. I used craisins for the fruit, worked nicely. That is what I love about flapjack, just pop in what ever you have in the cupboard and it nearly always works.


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Kinect Method
2nd Aug, 2013
We all know that sugar is bad for us. Hear is a lower sugar version.