Golden orange & walnut flapjacks

Golden orange & walnut flapjacks

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(38 ratings)

Takes 45-55 minutes


Cuts into 12 pieces

Enjoy a tasty treat with golden orange & walnut flapjacks

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal455
  • fat22g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs60g
  • sugars36g
  • fibre4g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.12g
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  • 250g unsalted butter, chopped into pieces
  • 250g golden caster sugar
  • 175g golden syrup
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

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

  • 425g porridge oats
  • 50g/2oz walnut pieces



    Walnuts are one of the most popular and versatile of all nuts. When picked young, they're…

  • finely grated zest of 1 large orange



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  • 3 tbsp fine-cut orange marmalade


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4/fan 160C and generously butter a 28 x 18cm shallow baking tin. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup over a medium heat, stirring all the time. Take off the heat and stir in the oats, walnuts and orange zest. The mixture should be quite soft.

  2. Tip the mixture into the baking tin and level it off. Bake for around 30 minutes or until the edges are golden brown but the centre is still a little soft. Remove from the oven and mark into 12 pieces while it is still warm, cutting down halfway through the mixture with a sharp knife. Leave to cool.

  3. Heat the marmalade with 1 tbsp water until it becomes syrupy. Brush this glaze over the flapjack mixture and leave to cool before cutting into 12 pieces. They will keep in an airtight tin for up to a week.

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17th Feb, 2013
Really yummy but an excessive amount if sugar that makes it sick. I reduced the sugar by a third but next Time I will halve it. And that's coming from someone wih a sweet tooth!
21st Jan, 2013
Forgot to rate!
21st Jan, 2013
Made this for the first time yesterday. Halved the recipe as 425g of oats seemed a lot. Used rolled oats instead of porridge oats and slightly more golden syrup got tipped into the mixture. The result? Too scrumptious for words! Very naughty flapjacks these and I didn't even add the nuts or glaze. Needless to say, they're all gone now. I'm a happy happy bunny.
14th Oct, 2012
Really delicious and easy - I made these for a group of friends and they disappeared very quickly! I added some ginger and sultanas to the flapjack mixture, and reduced the water content of the glaze as others had suggested however I found it to be a little gloopy so I'll stick to the recipe for that one next time! I also reduced the oven temperature in response to others' comments but had to bake them for longer. However the end result was still a hit and I'm still getting compliments days later so I will definitely make them again!
12th Oct, 2012
Made these today, I think they are very yummy and my 2yr old agrees.......I'm new to the cooking/baking thing, so this is the first flapjack I have made and as with everything I make for first time I was alittle nervous but this was really simple and easy to make. My oven is rubbish so took it out bang on 30mins not wanting to over do it, but next time I think will leave it in alittle longer. Also will try it with less sugar as some of the previous comments have suggested.
15th Jul, 2012
Fantastic recipe! Combined several reader suggestions: reduced sugar to 200g, used 2/3 golden syrup and 1/3 treacle rather than all syrup and didn't worry about the marmalade glaze. So glad I made the changes as this was still very sweet! Used a 28x23cm tin and after peoples comments decided to line base and sides. Made 16 largish pieces. 25 mins in fan forced 160 deg oven was plenty. Tasted amazing, especially with slight orange flavour coming through. Already a firm favourite. Will definitely make again!
16th Apr, 2012
Yummy !!! subsituted chopped dried dates (gave these a 5min soak in a little hot water --drained before use) for the walnuts as giving nuts to non-nut -eaters could be uncomfortable for some--- and they were soon gobbled up the flapjack I mean! Rappo.
2nd Mar, 2012
Made these yesterday, i reduced the sugar by 70g and still they were a little bit too sweet for my liking, but are really tasty and chewy.
18th Jan, 2012
9th Jan, 2012
Loved these flap jacks!! Think I used a slightly smaller tin, so it was almost overflowing, and took a good 10 mins longer to cook - but they are great - nice thick, chewy flap jacks, and the nutty flavour is yum!


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