Cakes & Bakes: Flapjack

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I’ve been promising to send my sister-in-law my flapjack recipe for years. I normally make them by eye and consistency but today I poured the ingredients out into a bowl on scales and wrote it all down. I make a batch of them every couple of weeks or so – we have one with a cup of tea in the afternoon or when we don’t fancy a big dessert after our evening meal.

cooked flapjack in a baking tin divided into 9 portions

I usually make them with dried fruit, nuts, seeds, dessicated coconut or crystallised ginger. Anyway, here’s my recipe, Flora, better late than never!

Cakes & Bakes: Flapjacks

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Makes 9 squares

Cakes & Bakes: Flapjacks


  • Basic recipe
  • 175g vegetable oil
  • 30g butter
  • 125g honey or golden syrup
  • 350g rolled oats
  • optional additional ingredients (any one of the following)
  • 50g dessicated coconut
  • 25g crystalised ginger
  • 50g dried fruit (currents, raisins, sultanas, cranberries, blueberries, dates, figs or a mix of all of these)
  • 50g seeds and/or nuts (linseeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnut pieces, pecan, pieces, crushed hazelnuts, flaked almonds or a mix of all of these - the nuts are better if pre-roasted in the oven for a few minutes until lightly browned)


  1. Preheat the oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas Mark 2
  2. Put the oil with the butter into a large saucepan on a low heat. When the butter has melted, add the honey / golden syrup to the oil mixture and stir to mix
  3. Turn off the heat, add the oats (and optional ingredients) and mix well
  4. Put the mixture into a 23cm/9inch shallow square cake tin and flatten down firmly with the back of a serving spoon
  5. Put into the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the top is lightly browned
  6. Allow to cool in the tin then cut into squares or finger-shaped portions

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  • Oh I do like a nice flapjack, and I'm loving your addition of crystalised ginger in particular. Must make some myself, yuuuuum. Thanks so much for entering them to the Four Seasons Food challenge.

  • I love flapjacks. They are so delicious and moreish. I also love the idea of adding ginger – bet thats really goos indeed! Thanks for entering Four Seasons Food.

  • Thanks so much for entering this in to tea time treats! Karen

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  • Yum! My mom is the same way, she rarely writes down recipes so my sister and I are always begging her to measure and send them to us. Love the idea of adding coconut. Thanks for sharing at Pin It Thursday, you were featured this week!

    • Adelle & Justin,

      Yay, our first feature! Thanks so much Emily x 🙂