Traditional Flapjacks

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recipe by Erin H

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based on 2 ratings

Traditional old fashioned oat flapjacks. These must be made with real butter. A nice treat for a wintry walk. If you materialize these chewy sweet delights from your bag with a hot flask of tea everyone will be very happy campers. This one is also very easy to adapt. I particularly like these flapjacks with a little unsweetened desiccated coconut mixed through. Either mix your favourite nuts or seeds into the batter or sprinkle on top. Just remember to cut these flapjacks while still warm in the tray.

recipe updated May 20, 2019


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    Golden syrup
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    Caster sugar
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    Vanilla extract
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    Rolled oats


  • kCook icon Parchment paper
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  • kCook icon Baking dish - 2 quart
  • kCook icon Large saucepan

Step preview

  1. Pre-heat - 180°C
  2. Get a clean large saucepan
  3. Add butter
  4. Add golden syrup
  5. Add caster sugar
  6. Add vanilla extract
  7. Melt slowly - low heat
  8. Add rolled oats
  9. Mix well until coated
  10. Line a clean baking dish with parchment paper
  11. Transfer mixture to baking dish
  12. Press firmly
  13. Bake until golden brown - approx 25 min
  14. Cut into squares
  15. Let cool
  16. Serve
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