Apricot, honey & pistachio flapjacks

Apricot, honey & pistachio flapjacks

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(48 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 45 mins


Makes 16
These tasty treats will keep you in the kitchen for just five minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal193
  • fat11g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.13g


  • 140g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 140g soft brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey



    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 175g rolled oats
    Two piles of oats



    Oats are processed by rolling (steamed and pressed) or steel-cutting (cut into pieces). There is…

  • 75g chopped pistachios
  • 140g dried chopped apricots



    A relative of the peach, nectarine, plum and cherry, apricots are fragrant, with a soft, velvety…


  1. Put butter, soft brown sugar and honey in a small pan, then heat gently until melted.

  2. Tip oats, pistachios and apricots into a medium bowl. Pour over the melted butter mixture and stir to combine.

  3. Transfer to a 20cm x 20cm greased and lined baking tray and cook at 160C/140C fan/gas 4 for 35-40 mins. Remove and cool in tin, then slice into 16. Will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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16th Jun, 2020
I made a double batch in a 20x30cm roasting tin. I used half apricots and half dried figs (because that's what I had in the house) and replaced the nuts with seeds. The result was delicious and they were hoovered up by family (including the one who only likes plain flapjacks!) and colleagues.... but very sweet. Next time I'll use less sugar (probably 100g or even 80g).
22nd Feb, 2020
These were delicious! Perfect ratio of apricots and pistachios. However I left them for about an hour and a half before cutting them, but they just fell apart when I picked them up. Any tips ?
16th Jun, 2020
Hi Nell. The trick is to mark the squares out when they're just out of the oven (I use a simple cutlery knife, but make sure you've gone right to the bottom of the tin when you mark them out, and also go round the edges so the flapjacks don't stick to the sides as they cool). Then leave the flapjacks til they're properly cool or even better fridge cold before taking them out of the tin.
18th Oct, 2019
So easy and so delicious. I read through other reviews before making and reduced the sugar to 120g. Glad I did as they were just right in terms of sweetness.
2nd Mar, 2019
Great recipe, followed all the quantities exactly, but put in 75g of sunflower and pumpkin seeds as didn't have any pistachios, they are lovely, but possibly as someone else said a bit too sweet, so next time I'll only put 120g of sugar in and see, I'll definitely make these again.
7th May, 2018
Substituted pecan nuts for the pistachios but otherwise stuck to the recipe. Delicious result. Leave until completely cool before slicing and they don't fall apart at all.
20th May, 2017
OMG these are amazing! I've never really been successful with flapjacks but tried this one to the recipe and the result is perfect chewy, fruity, nutty flapjacks. Best sliced once completely cool. Will definitely be making again and look forward to trying different flavour combinations!
6th May, 2017
These turned out really well. I don't know if it makes a difference but I made sure I used 'rolled oats' rather than the cheapest supermarket porridge oats, and also a block of butter rather than stork/margarine. I chose to use light brown soft sugar too. I also read all the comments and left each batch a good 2-3 hours to cool in the tin before cutting and they didn't crumble at all and made perfect squares. Really tasty!
2nd Mar, 2017
This is my go to recipe for flapjacks. They're yummy. I put all sorts of fruit and nuts in them so no two batches are ever the same. Particularly tasty with dates and sunflower seeds
5th Oct, 2016
Have made these before as recipe, but made them tonight with walnut and cranberry. Absolutely yum, maybe even better than the original!!


Alfie Bee
4th Apr, 2020
Should I keep these in the fridge when the weather starts to warm up?
Esther_Deputyfoodeditor's picture
6th Apr, 2020
Hello! Esther from the food team here. Yes! in hotter weather keep these in the fridge. Thanks for your question.
22nd Feb, 2020
Can you freeze these?
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Barney Good Food
24th Feb, 2020
We haven't tried it ourselves but we can't see any reason why not. Wrap well to avoid freezer burn and freeze for up to three months.
CassieBest's picture
23rd Feb, 2020
Hi Nell_123, We haven't tried freezing these, but can't see why you'd have any problems. I would suggest wrapping them individually and leaving to defrost at room temperature for a few hrs before eating. I hope this helps, Cassie (Senior Food Editor, BBC Good Food)
18th Feb, 2020
If halving the recipe, shall I half the cooking time?
CassieBest's picture
19th Feb, 2020
Hi Nell_123, I would check after 15 mins, it may need a little longer.
19th Feb, 2020
Thanks for your help CassieBest!
3rd Sep, 2019
If I double the recipe, should I double the cooking time?
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9th Sep, 2019
Thanks for your question. If doubling the recipe, we'd suggest cooking it in two batches as above. If you have two 20 x 20 cm tins then you can pop them on separate shelves and swap halfway through cooking time.
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