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



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 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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9th Jan, 2012
Made these yesterday and they are great, although I agree with the other comments that the glaze is unnecessary, even though I did put it on.
20th Dec, 2011
instead of all syrup I used 2/3 syrup and 1/3 treacle. It worked a treat and is not so sweet. Lovely and sticky and chewy. Fantastic!
29th Nov, 2011
These are lovely but I did change the recipe. I never used the walnuts but I did add 2 heaped tsp of ground ginger. I find it goes really well with the slight orange flavour. As people have mentioned, this recipe really does expend in the oven. It was nearly over the edge of my baking tin so try choose a a slightly bigger one. Marmalade a great idea and gives a nice glossy finish !! 👌
26th Nov, 2011
I would agree with above comments re fan oven temperature/ sugar content/ must leave the mix to cool before removing flapjacks from the pan. I tried the recipe with 200g sugar and did use the marmalade glaze - I think less water would have been better in the glaze, maybe 1tsp. Even then it was still a bit sweet for me, will probably a bit less sugar again and definitely needs a lower oven temperature than stated if you have a fan oven. Recipe made 24 mini flapjacks which went down very well!
7th Apr, 2011
I am amazed at the thought of a tin 28cm X 8 cm; this could not possbly work.!!! I used my usual flapjck tin (36cm x 26.5) which held the recipe perfectly. Buttering the tin did not work. The cooked ingredients stuck to it but, eventually, could be prized out with palet knife. Lining the tin with non-stick baking paper would be better. 25 mins @180 c overcooked. Otherwise I found it well worthy of its' ***** rating and will try it again tomorrow! Thank you for it.
3rd Apr, 2011
Size of tin seemed too small. My mixture overflowed quite badly. Also 12 bars were very large, could easily be cut into 24. Easy method though with nice chewy result.
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9th Feb, 2011
Excellent easy recipe. I left out the nuts and orange and added 4 chopped chunks of stem ginger and grated lemon rind(2 lemons), I also reduced the sugar to 150g and added some syrup from the ginger jar. I lined the tin so had no problems with getting them out. A great success and will certainly be cooking them again. (I got 24 smallish bars out of the tin not 12 monsters.)
6th Feb, 2011
Thought i might try a fruit oat breakfast cereal for this will let you know!
3rd Dec, 2010
Blooming lovely! the tang of the orange and nutty flavour were quite simply amazing! Using a fan assisted oven, dropped the time by a few minutes but overall a great and simple recipe.
2nd Apr, 2010
I will make these again, but I Will leave out the walnuts, I felt they gave a strange taste that could spoil the taste for people who wern't used to experimenting differant tastes.


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