Cherry & coconut flapjacks traybake on a pink table

Cherry & coconut flapjacks

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 12

Spruce up your flapjacks using cherries and coconut with this easy recipe. A perfect afternoon tea treat that's sure to become a family favourite

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per flapjack

  • kcal458
  • fat23g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs57g
  • sugars33g
  • fibre3g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 250g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

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

  • 250g soft brown sugar
    Sugar

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 175g golden syrup
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

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

  • 425g oats
    Two piles of oats

    Oats

    ohtz

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

  • 200g cherries, pitted and halved
    Cherry

    Cherry

    che-ree

    One of the delights of the summer, cherries are much loved for their succulent texture, flavour…

  • 50g coconut flakes

Method

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line a 20 x 30cm baking tin with parchment. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a large pan over a medium heat. Once melted, stir in the oats, coating them well.

  2. Tip ¾ of the mix into the tin and scatter the cherries over the top. Combine the remaining oat mix with the coconut flakes and tip on top of the cherries, making sure a few poke out. Bake for 30 mins, then remove from the oven and allow to cool before slicing into 12 flapjacks.

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lesleyharrison
21st Jun, 2017
I must have used the wrong kind of oats. I baked for 30 mins, let it cool, turned it out the tin to find that the majority of the flapjack is still raw. I used the same kind of oats that I use in oatmeal raisin cookies
dtravers
8th Jul, 2017
Did you use oatmeal (pinhead oats) or rolled oats? The recipe and other flapjack recipes use rolled oats like the ones used to make breakfast porridge. Hope that helps
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