Flapjack Recipe

They last for days, they are cheap to make and they are good for you. What could be better than a great flapjack for that lunchtime snack!


Brown Sugar – 80g
Butter – 40g
Margarine – 60g
Oats – 250g
Salt – pinch
Banana – 1
Honey – 3tbsp
chocolate (optional)


1. Melt the butter and the Margarine in a deep saucepan over a very low heat
2. add the brown sugar and 3 tablespoons of honey and mix well until you have a liquid substance.
3. Mix in the oats, if you find it easier add them in gradually stirring and covering the oats with the mixture
4. add a pinch of salt.
5. Mash the banana into a liquid pulp and mix into the oats (this will take a good few minutes to ensure that the banana is fully mixed in).
6. Get a knife and spread the oats evenly over a baking tray.
7. Place the baking tray onto the middle shelf in a preheated oven (gas mark 5, 220 C) and bake for 15 minutes, checking the progress regularly. Take out when the mixture starts turning a darker colour.
8. Stand for a minute or two, cut the flapjack into as many pieces as you wish
9. You may find it best to leave the flapjack for a few hours to cool down although you can eat them striaight away.

Tip. To make the flapjacks that little bit more special, drizzle melted chocolate over the top of them!

Serves: 15
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins

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69 thoughts on “Flapjack Recipe

  1. i make this sometimes with carnup syrup for sugar and chocolate substitute or with agave syrup to make it light ccoloured. Also using sunflower oil instead of butter or margarine. Raisins and coconut flakes makes them delish too.

  2. just made these, didn’t use the banana and used 100g of margarine instead of 40g butter and 60g sugar. also used some musli and dried fruit mixed with the oats. still worked really well and are very tasty! :)

  3. These are healthy or should i say healthier than the originals. Also dont fall in the trap that it consists of margarine/sugar that these are bad. Its a good versus bad factor, yes margarine and sugar is bad however the oats are good for the digestive system and a great source of fibre. Also an average sized flapjack uses the equivalent oats of a bowl of porridge. You will find it surprising how some people absolutely detest porridge however they will easily put away a flapjack.

  4. I can’t stand oats as a breakfast but just love flap jacks. My husband has just treated me to some really nice muesli and dried fruit from the health shop to aid my diet, I’m looking forward to making these flapjacks with the muesli and dried fruit.
    As I can’t eat early in the morning, the cereal type bars are great to take to work and have when I’m ready for them.

  5. This is a great recipe and something the whole family can enjoy. People shouldn’t turn their nose up at the sugar and butter as it is part of a balanced diet.My sister also enjoyed measurig out the sugar and butter too! This mouth watering treat is a easy recipe and something that you can do on a rainy day. It uses up all the porridge oats too!! GREAT RECIPE!

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