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Quick & Easy Flapjack

I absolutely love flapjack as it’s such a quick and easy recipe, so of course I had to share it with you all! This particular recipe has been in my family for many years, being used in my nan and granddads bakeries. I’m not sure where it came from originally or if it was perfected with lots of practice, but it sure tastes delicious!

The ingredients you’ll need for the flapjacks:
275g Porridge Oats
175g Salted Butter
100g Light Brown Sugar
3 Tbsp Golden Syrup
Milk Chocolate (Optional)

One thing I really like about making flapjack is that the ingredients are usually always in the back of the cupboard meaning you don’t have to buy anything. Although even if you do, you can pick up the ingredients so cheap and make such a big batch! I don’t know exactly how many pieces this recipe makes as it really depends on what tin you use as to how thick the mixture is, but I tripled my mixture and used 2 square tins approx. 7 inches. If you want to be abit fancy you could also add different ingredients into your mixture before it goes in the oven, chocolate chips are always a good choice! Also raisins and sultanas, cherries or even mashed banana! The milk chocolate as I’ve said is completely optional, I’ve just used this to drizzle across my first batch of flapjack, and then completely spread across the other.

The recipe is as follows:
1. Preheat your oven to 180c or Gas Mark 4.
Heat the butter, sugar and golden syrup together in a saucepan until the butter has melted.
2. Taking the mixture off the hob, pour in the porridge oats and stir together.
3. Pour the mixture into a tin and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. How long the mixture is in the oven depends on how much mixture you’ve made, so just keep checking it doesn’t burn!
4. Once removed from the oven, let the flapjack completely cool before removing from the tin. Spread or drizzle the melted chocolate over the flapjack and cut into however many pieces you like.



I prefer really thick flapjack, as you can see by my photos and I particularly like to sit down with a cup of tea to enjoy! Has anyone else made any flapjack flavour combos? If so let me know in the comments as I’d love to try some new flavours.

Happy Reading!

Love Kirsty x

 

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31 Comments

  • Reply bostonbookreader

    These look so yummy!!! I need to try these!

    January 23, 2018 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply Shahnaz

    Looks so delish. I defo will be trying this out your way x

    January 23, 2018 at 4:21 pm
  • Reply Sian Jones

    These look so nice definitely worth trying out πŸ™‚

    January 23, 2018 at 7:14 pm
  • Reply Lena Dee

    I’ve never made a flapjack like this, I’m loving he ingredient list! Plus it looks super easy and not time consuming at all lol I will definitely bookmark this 😘

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    January 23, 2018 at 10:33 pm
    • Reply justkirstymaynard

      Aw thankyou! It’s super easy, that’s what I love about it! It really doesn’t take long at all 😊 xx

      January 23, 2018 at 11:55 pm
  • Reply kaylaloves

    These look so delicious!! Will be saving this on Pinterest!

    January 24, 2018 at 5:36 am
  • Reply ranteatsleeprepeat

    Omg that looks amazing!!!

    January 24, 2018 at 5:58 pm
  • Reply Kev

    Love a good flapjack, especially peanut Butter ones! Thank you for sharing, I’m going to make these at the weekend 😊

    January 25, 2018 at 7:43 am
    • Reply justkirstymaynard

      Ooh yes I didn’t think about adding Peanut Butter! Good shout 😊 And thankyou so much I’m glad you enjoyed it!

      January 25, 2018 at 6:41 pm
  • Reply Shauna

    These look incredible! Definitely worth a try!

    January 25, 2018 at 9:29 pm
  • Reply Lisa's Notebook

    Ooooh these look delicious, and how lovely that it’s a family recipe too. I made flapjacks once before and added some orange zest to one batch and lemon zest to another. But I know my family would prefer chocolate so thank you for sharing your recipe! X

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    January 25, 2018 at 10:19 pm
    • Reply justkirstymaynard

      Aww thankyou so much for your comment! Ooh I like the sound of Orange Zest! I’m definitely going to try some alternative flavours! x

      January 25, 2018 at 10:23 pm
  • Reply Megha

    These look delicious. I am definitely going to try these. Are porridge oats same as rolled oats?

    January 25, 2018 at 10:27 pm
    • Reply justkirstymaynard

      If a recipe said rolled oats I would use porridge oats yes! 😊 I’ve just asked my mum too and she said it’s fine to use porridge oats as they are basically the same! Hope that helps x

      January 25, 2018 at 10:32 pm
      • Reply Megha

        Thank you, it helps πŸ™‚ I have rolled oats, going to use them πŸ™‚

        January 25, 2018 at 10:34 pm
        • Reply justkirstymaynard

          Ooh you’ll have to let me know how it goes!! Can’t wait to see the pictures 😊

          January 25, 2018 at 11:10 pm
          • Megha

            Yup, sure will do 😊

            January 26, 2018 at 12:20 am
  • Reply sophieheartsnet

    OH my goodness I wish I hadn’t clicked on this post because it’s made me so hungry but its too late to make flapjacks! haha! I’ll definitely be trying this recipe soon!- https://sophiehearts.net x

    January 25, 2018 at 10:43 pm
    • Reply justkirstymaynard

      Haha aw thankyou for your comment! Oh please do it’s fab! You’ll have to let me know how it goes! x

      January 25, 2018 at 11:11 pm
  • Reply dontgiveayam

    These look incredible!

    January 26, 2018 at 12:46 am
  • Reply simplyshaiz

    These look spool good. I prefer thick flapjack as well.

    January 26, 2018 at 9:27 pm
  • Reply kindcultureuk

    Ooo these look amazing! πŸ™‚ xx

    January 27, 2018 at 4:49 pm
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