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 Oct 8, 2019


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    350g (about 1½ cups)
  • Golden syrup icon
    Golden syrup
    1 tbsp (21g)
  • Caster sugar icon
    Caster sugar
    225g (about 1⅛ cups)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    1 tsp (5ml)
  • Rolled oats icon
    Rolled oats
    450g (about 2¾ cups)


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

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