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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! 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 famous flapjack recipe...

Check out the variation ideas at the bottom too!

Ingredients for The Best Ever Flapjack

170g/6oz butter
170g/6oz brown muscovado sugar
4 generous tablespoons of golden syrup
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp salt
400g/12oz 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.

Golden syrup, butter and brown sugar melting together for flapjack

Gently melt together the butter, sugar and golden syrup.

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

Add the salt and ginger.

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

Adding oats and dessicated coconut for flapjack

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.

Spreading flapjack mixture in the baking tray

Spread the mixture into a lined baking tray.

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!

Best ever flapjack

Bake at 180 degrees for about 20 minutes.

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.

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Ultimate Flapjack Recipe - easy, gooey and delicious with several flavour varieties


  1. Anonymous

    27th January 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Flapjacks were great but stuck to the grease proof paper what did I do wrong x

    1. Becky Pink

      28th January 2020 at 11:14 am

      Oh no! That is so strange, I’ve never had that before so I’m afraid I don’t know how that could have happened. I use baking parchment or a reusable liner rather than grease proof paper, maybe try that next time? Or just a well greased tin and no liner? Good luck!

  2. Beverley

    22nd July 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Absolutely THE best recipe I’ve ever used for flapjack. I put in some chopped dates and sultanas in mine, used it as an energy boost for a charity bike ride!! Fab.

    1. Becky Pink

      22nd July 2019 at 10:09 pm

      Ah thanks so much for letting me know Beverley, I’m so pleased you love it too! Xx

  3. Sea Cow

    25th April 2018 at 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.

    1. Becky Pink

      25th April 2018 at 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

  4. Emily Rogers

    9th April 2017 at 10:15 pm

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

    1. Becky Pink

      10th April 2017 at 10:30 am

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

  5. Annie B

    27th April 2016 at 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

    1. Becky Pink

      28th April 2016 at 4:20 pm

      Oh yes you really should, it sounds delicious! xx

  6. Anca

    23rd April 2016 at 2:23 pm

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

    1. Becky Pink

      25th April 2016 at 9:21 pm

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

  7. Laura's Lovely Blog

    22nd April 2016 at 8:34 pm

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

    1. Becky Pink

      25th April 2016 at 9:21 pm

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

  8. Mummymelton

    22nd April 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Mmmm yummy love flapjacks

  9. Maura

    22nd April 2016 at 7:27 pm

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

    1. Becky Pink

      25th April 2016 at 9:22 pm

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

  10. Angela - Garden Tea Cakes and Me

    22nd April 2016 at 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 🙂

    1. Becky Pink

      22nd April 2016 at 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

  11. Lucy Hopcraft

    21st April 2016 at 10:14 pm

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

    1. Becky Pink

      22nd April 2016 at 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

  12. Donna

    21st April 2016 at 9:00 pm

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

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