Probably the best flapjack in the world ....... ever!

Probably the best flapjack in the world ... ever!


We all love flapjack ~ we try to pretend it's a "healthy option" snack, just because it has oats in it, but really with all the sugar ............ it might not be mega healthy, but it is mega delicious!!

We have tried many different recipes over the years, it's difficult to find a recipe that everyone agrees on as some like their flapjack chewy while others like it crunchy.  This is our preferred recipe of the moment as it tends to be soft  and chewy in the middle and crunchy around the sides.  H says it is the best in the world ...... ever!!

The recipe comes from a very very old cookbook I had as a child (do you remember it Mummy?)

The recipes in this book are wonderfully simple and easy to follow, the children love using it.

Here is the recipe for flapjack:

You will need ~
12 oz soft brown sugar (we use a mixture of what ever type of sugar we have available)
12 oz butter
16 oz porridge oats
(this is enough to make a roasting tin amount of flapjack)

1:  Heat the oven to Gas Mark 4 - Electricity 350* F or 180* C
2:  Put the sugar and the butter into and saucepan and heat gently on the cooker hob (DO NOT LET IT BOIL)
3:  Remove from the heat and add the porridge oats, stirring them in thoroughly with a wooden spoon.
4:  Grease a tin, taking care to get in the corners (we use a roasting tin ~ there are a lot of us!) 
5:  Put the ingredients into the tin, spreading it evenly into the corners.
6:  Bake in the top half of the oven for 15-20 minutes (until it is beginning to turn brown)
7:  Leave to cool, then turn out onto a wire tray and cut into fingers.
8:  Enjoy!! 

 Apparently it is best enjoyed with a big mug of hot chocolate.....

 This week I will be linking up with:

Natural Suburbia


  1. Hooray for someone else that knows what flapjack is! Since I moved to the USA, I keep getting people telling me they are "pancakes" haha.

    Chewy flapjack with just a little crunch on the outside is indeed the best. Golden syrup and dates are really good in these!

    1. Hi Rachel
      I'm from the UK but live in France now. Golden syrup isn't so easy to get here, but my parents are visiting soon so I will ask them to bring some over with them and will try 'flapjack with golden syrup and dates'! Thank you for commenting and for your recommendation!
      How do you find living in the USA?

  2. I thought it was going to be about pancakes. These look really good, and not pancake like at all.

  3. Hi Kathy
    Sorry for the confusion! In the UK and France 'pancakes' are round and flat (made from flour, eggs and milk) ~ crepes in France. If flapjacks are pancakes, what are pancakes called where you live? :0)
    I hope you've had a great weekend. <3


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