Easy Flapjack Recipe
Flapjacks are a wonderful snack with the nourishment of oats. It is basically oats mixed with butter, sugar and syrup and pressed into a tin and then baked in the oven to make an oaty snack. Ideal for lunch time or a snack on the go – full of energy and the goodness of oats. Also great to bake with children as they are so easy to do!
Flapjacks are easy to make and are a great snack at any time of day. Pop them in your lunchbox or have as a tasty snack with your tea or coffee
Flapjacks can be overloaded with sugar but this recipe has less sugar than many recipes so I would recommend it. It’s probably a stretch to call it healthy but it does contain all the goodness of oats! And it is a delicious oaty bar
Where does the name flapjack come from? As is so common with these things it does seem that no-one really knows. However it seems the word dates back to the 1600s and is even used by Shakespeare. But in those days it referred to a kind of flat tart. It has only meant a kind of oat bar since the 1930s. But I could find no real explanation why!
I was prompted to find a basic Flapjack recipe when someone asked for a recipe in the Penny’s Recipes Facebook Group. This recipe was shared by a reader and comes from a 1950s Good Housekeeping recipe book. These kind of cookery books are often reliable for good sound recipes! I will be trying out one or two more flapjack recipes that were suggested too!
More Flapjack Recipes
- 20cm square baking dish
- 125 g butter
- 25 g sugar
- 2 tablespoons golden syrup
- 250 g rolled oats
- Grease a baking dish
- Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees C
- Chop the butter into small pieces
- Place in a saucepan
- Add the sugar and golden syrup
- Heat the pan gently and melt the butter and sugar
- Add the oats and stir, mixing thoroughly
- Press the mixture into the prepared baking tin
- Bake in the oven for 40 minutes
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes
- Cut into squares in the tin
- Leave to cool completely