Yummy Flapjacks

I was at a Farmers’ Market the other day and was attracted by a stall selling brownies and flapjacks. Now I hate brownies with a passion but I made some flapjacks a while ago and they didn’t taste half bad.

Here’s a recipe that, with a couple of tweaks, turns out really nice. The original recipe from the BBC Good Food website is here. Credit to Nicola J Little.


  • 250g jumbo porridge oats
  • 125g butter
  • 125g light brown sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp golden syrup/treacle (depending on how gooey you want it)

I used dark brown Muscovado sugar to intensify the taste


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.
  2. Put 250g jumbo porridge oats, 125g butter, 125g light brown sugar and 2-3 tbsp golden syrup in a food processor.
  3. Stick the mixture into the microwave in a suitable bowl and microwave on full for 30 seconds. This softens the butter and allows it to mix much easier.
  1. Pulse in the food processor until mixed, but be careful not to overmix otherwise the oats may lose their texture.
  1. Lightly grease a 20x20cm baking tin with butter and spoon in the mixture. Press into the corners with the back of a spoon so the mixture is flat and score into 12 squares.
  2. Bake for around 15 minutes until golden brown.
  3. Once it’s cool(ish) break off a piece – to eat immediately for quality control purposes – and wrap the rest in foil to make it more chewy without it drying out.
  4. Try to make it last a couple of days, or overnight if you have children.

    1. Noooooooo….. how can you hate brownies? How can you like flapjacks? Just noooooooooo!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜†p.s. in Canada flapjacks are pancakes and those things in the picture are granola bars. I have to admit that if I could stand granola bars yours look pretty darned good though! ๐Ÿ˜˜ xo from a dedicated brownie fan and award-winning (well, according to my kids at least) brownie baker.

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      1. Ha ha! At least we have found something on which we disagree. You can have my brownies but stay the heck away from my flapjacks (now 25% eaten).

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