Ultimate Flapjack Recipe: Easy, Gooey & Delicious
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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 my best ever flapjack recipe and see what you think – I’d love to know, so please leave me a comment below!
So the time has come to share my famous flapjack recipe...
Check out the variation ideas at the bottom too!
Ingredients for The Best Ever Flapjack
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
Method for the Yummiest Flapjacks
1. Gently melt together the butter, sugar and golden syrup over a low heat on the hob.
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.
3. Pour in the oats and coconut and stir well.
4. Spread the mixture into a lined baking tray that’s about 20 x 30 cm like this one, or smaller if you want the flapjacks to be thicker.
5. 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!
Ultimate Flapjack Recipe Variations
Chocolate lover? Try leaving out the ginger, and adding chocolate chips to create deliciously chocolatey flapjacks. Or keep the ginger, and add chocolate chips. Both would be delicious.
Not a coconut fan? Leave it out and add around 50g/1oz extra oats.
Raisin or nuts? Add a few handfuls of raisins or nuts, or both.
Plain Jane? Leave out the ginger and coconut and get back to basics. This flapjack is still so scrumptious and moorish.
I hope you enjoy this flapjack recipe 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! And if you’re looking for more delicious wheat-free recipes, check out this gluten-free scone recipe.