- May 2021
- Makes 16 squares
- Hands-on time 10 min
Our easy 3-2-1 flapjacks recipe is the perfect beginners’ bake. They stick to a simple ratio of 300g oats, 200g butter and 100g sugar, plus a little golden syrup for flavour and chewiness.
Mastered this base recipe? Level up with our fruity chocolate flapjacks recipe.
- 11.8g (6.8g saturated)
- 20.8g (8.3g sugars)
- 200g butter, cut into chunks
- 100g light brown soft sugar
- 3 tbsp golden syrup
- 300g rolled oats
- Heat the oven to 160ºC fan/gas 4. In a large pan, melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup over a low-medium heat. Once melted, take the pan off the heat and stir in the oats until completely coated with the butter mixture. Spoon into the tin, then smooth the surface with the back of your spoon to level.
- Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown. Leave to cool in the tin. After 5-10 minutes, cut into even squares, then leave to cool completely in the tin. If you don’t remember to cut the squares before they cool, don’t worry, they’re still soft enough to cut later – they just might be slightly more crumbly around the edges.
- To make chocolate flapjacks, melt 150-200g milk, dark, white (or a combination of milk and dark) chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water, or in the microwave on medium for short 10-15 second bursts. Once melted, spoon the chocolate over the cut, cooled flapjack. Leave to set, then cut again.
- To make banana flapjacks, mash 2 ripe bananas and add with the oats in step 1. If you’d like a savoury twist, sprinkle over sesame seeds before baking or stir in 1 tsp white miso with the golden syrup.
- For cranberry, pistachio and almond flapjacks, add 80g dried cranberries and 50g each pistachio and whole almonds with the oats.
These easy flapjacks are mastered using an easy-to-remember ratio. The 3-2-1 refers to 300g oats, 200g butter, 100g sugar. Golden syrup adds flavour and delicious chewiness. Try our simple base recipe then one of the delicious variations.
The flapjacks will keep well in an airtight container for up to 1 week (if they’re not all eaten before then).
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