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Versatile Microwave Flapjacks

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Serves 4

It is easy to add your personal twist to this basic recipe. I usually add bananas, mango pulp, dates or orange zest, or simply spread caramel and melted chocolate on them. Irresistible! Add sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried blueberries, almonds, peanuts or apricots to the mixture before baking to make nutrient rich energy bars.

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  • 200 g porridge oats
  • 100 g butter
  • 100 g soft brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 150 g milk chocolate
  • sultanas, nuts or dried fruits, to your liking


    1. Melt the butter and sugar together in the microwave
    2. Stir in the honey, sultanas, dried fruit, or nuts of your choice.
    3. Using a sturdy wooden spoon, stir in the oats. If you're using bananas, smash them lightly and mix thoroughly. The mixture should be soft.
    4. Tip into a greased microwave-safe baking tray and level it off. Cook on high for about five minutes or until the centre starts to bubble.
    5. Remove from oven, mark and cut halfway into squares and leave to cool.
    6. Spread melted chocolate and leave until set.

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8th Apr, 2020
I have made this many times. It needs much less than the 5 mins in my microwave. I make half recipe as thats best for my dish size and it needs 1.5 mins until its bubbling. Leaving it longer and it burns. Rarely bother witg the chocolate on top. Have added a mashed banana and mixed seeds and bith versions great. Agree with comments about the sugar. I used 3/4 and its still tasty.
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Carole Lindsay
13th Sep, 2016
Great recipe - I added stem ginger in sugar syrup and raisins. I mix and cook in the bowl stirring often then put in tray to set so all gets cooked evenly.
9th Oct, 2012
It’s AMAZING I made this, this morning I added a ripe banana and a handful of dried apricots, sultanas and mixed seeds. It was very sweet I may cut the sugar in half next time, but over all a great recipe!
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