My Best Ever Flapjack Recipe: Easy, Gooey & Delicious

My flapjacks are famous amongst my friends. I once took some to work and was told by several people I could give up my job and make flapjack for a living. I think that would be rather foolish, but you get the point! Sorry if you think I’m blowing my own trumpet, but try these and see what you think – I’d love to know, so please leave me a comment below! The best flapjack you'll ever taste, full of golden syrup, brown sugar, butter, oats and dessicated coconut. Delicious in moderation!

So the time has come to share my recipe…

Check out the variation ideas at the bottom too!


170g/6oz butter
170g/6oz brown muscovado sugar
4 generous tablespoons of golden syrup
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
400g/14oz rolled oats
50g/1oz desiccated coconut


1. Gently melt together the butter, sugar and golden syrup.

Golden syrup, butter and brown sugar melting together for flapjack

2. Add the salt and ginger. You may like to adjust the qualities to taste, I like a nice gingery kick! You might also like less salt.

The melted mixture for flapjack

3. Pour in the oats and coconut and stir well.

Adding oats and dessicated coconut for flapjack

4. Spread the mixture into a lined baking tray, that’s about 20 x 30 cm, or smaller if you want the flapjacks to be thicker.

Spreading flapjack mixture in the baking tray5. Bake at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes, until it’s starting to crisp on top and around the edges. Over-cooking it will make it more crispy, but I must prefer it to be gooey. Cut up, allow to cool and enjoy!

Best ever flapjack


Chocolate lover? Try leaving out the ginger, and adding chocolate chips. Or keeping the ginger, and adding chocolate chips. Both would be lush.

Not a coconut fan? Leave it out and add around 50g/1oz extra oats.

Raisin or nuts? Add an ounce or so of raisins or nuts, or both.

Plain Jane? Leave out the ginger and coconut and get back to basics. It’s still delish!

I hope you enjoy it as much as we do, on an all-too-regular basis! It’s certainly not healthy. But it’s so so good.

Do you have a ‘signature’ recipe? I’d love to hear about it!


  1. Sea Cow
    25th April 2018 / 3:18 pm

    I’m a huge flapjack fan, I just use a generic recipe. I use the disposal foil trays but I’ve found that the bottom is greasy. I’m going to try this one at the weekend and see if the greaseproof paper makes any difference. Thanks for sharing.

    • 25th April 2018 / 3:20 pm

      I hope it helps! It’s my go-to quick treat recipe and I love it! Let me know how it goes! Xx

  2. Emily Rogers
    9th April 2017 / 10:15 pm

    These are now a favorite in our house! Delish! Thank you for the yummy recipe 🙂

    • 10th April 2017 / 10:30 am

      You’re very welcome, I’m glad you are enjoying it! xx

  3. 27th April 2016 / 8:10 pm

    I love a bit of flapjack. These look great. My signature dish is a chocolate cheesecake. It’s about time I put it up on the blog really! #MakingHome

    • 28th April 2016 / 4:20 pm

      Oh yes you really should, it sounds delicious! xx

  4. 23rd April 2016 / 2:23 pm

    It sounds delicious! I was looking for a good flapjack recipe, so I might give it a try.

    • 25th April 2016 / 9:21 pm

      Thanks Anca, let me know how you get on with it! xx

  5. 22nd April 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Oh man I want some flapjacks now and I can’t have any!! These look delicious x

    • 25th April 2016 / 9:21 pm

      Sorry Laura, hopefully you will be able to soon! xx

  6. 22nd April 2016 / 7:27 pm

    Ah lovely , I never make these but will give them a try , thanks for sharing #makinghome

    • 25th April 2016 / 9:22 pm

      I hope you like them Maura, let me know what you think! xx

  7. 22nd April 2016 / 3:47 pm

    What a great recipe and I love how you have added the variations, I’m not a coconut fan so would leave that out add the extra oats and throw in some raisins too. Perfect!

    Thanks for joining in with this weeks #MakingHome linky and its nice to discover your blog too 🙂

    • 22nd April 2016 / 4:06 pm

      Thank you so much Angela, I hope you enjoy making it! I don’t really like raisins myself but I know I am in the minority! xx

  8. Lucy Hopcraft
    21st April 2016 / 10:14 pm

    Oooo coconut and ginger yum! I’m definitely going to try these beauties out xx thanks for sharing!

    • 22nd April 2016 / 4:07 pm

      You’re very welcome lovely, I am a bit worried about giving away my secret but it’s too good not to share! xx

  9. 21st April 2016 / 9:00 pm

    You just can’t beat a flapjack! YUM! x

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