The Best Flapjack Recipe in the Whole Wide World. Ever. Quite a claim huh? Well, all I can say is give this recipe a go and see what you think, I’m pretty sure you’re not going to be disappointed ;)
What makes this the best flapjack recipe ever?
What makes this the best flapjack recipe? Well, I take my flapjacks very seriously. I have spent the past 6 years or so trying every flapjack recipe I stumbled upon with very varied results.
Either too dry, too plain, too sweet, too crumbly, too dull, too greasy, too sticky (never thought that would be a problem as I love ’em gooey). Anyway, I’m rambling. The search is over. This is the one. This is the best flapjack recipe in the whole wide world. Fact.
The Best Flapjack Recipe in the Whole Wide World – Ever!
It may be the best flapjack recipe, but are flapjacks good for you?
OK, so ‘healthy flapjacks’ may not be the first description which comes to mind for the flapjacks made using this ‘best flapjack recipe in the whole wide world ever’, however as an occasional treat they are damn delicious!
Flapjacks in general are a high energy food, and are perfect for taking camping or hiking.
I particularly think that flapjacks make for a fantastic snack for cyclists too, given their high energy content. Take a flapjack or two for your next outdoor-sports adventure!
There is also a question as to whether dried fruit is good for you. Having done a little bit of research into this area myself, this article suggests that unsweetened, dried fruit does indeed pack a big nutritional punch.
The article states that dried fruits can provide a source of fibre, antioxidants and the B vitamin folate.
Best flapjack recipe: Can you use honey in place of golden syrup?
Absolutely you can make flapjacks with honey!
If you can’t find Golden Syrup you can use honey instead.
I have tried making the replacement for this flapjack recipe and the difference you are likely to find is that honey will give a sweet, but slightly more wholesome taste than Golden Syrup.
Need more Lunch Box Inspiration?
Sometimes only a sweet treat will do! If you’ve made these date flapjacks using this best flapjack recipe (ever), congratulations! The prize is that delicious end result! If you love them as much as we do, why not give some of my other favourite bakes a go to?
If you have any leftover dates, you may also like to try my date and dark chocolate muffins a go too.
If you fall head over heels with these little beauties as much as I have, please be sure to share a pic with me on social media.
Alternatively, please leave a comment below letting me know what you and your family think of my date flapjack recipe!
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- 225 g dried dates destoned & chopped
- Splash of water or orange juice
- 175 g butter
- 75 g sugar
- 3 tablespoon Golden Syrup or honey
- 350 g oats
- 1.5 teaspoon mixed spice
Preheat the oven to 190c/170 fan/375f or gas 5
Heat the dates and water/juice gently (lid on) for 5 minutes until soft enough to mash with the back of a fork.
In a large pan, melt together the butter, sugar and golden syrup.
Tip in the oats and mixed spice and mix until the oats are evenly coated.
Put half of the oaty mixture into a lined baking 8 inch baking tin and firm down with the back of a spoon.
Scrape on the date mix and squash that flat too.
Finally top with the remaining oats and firm down well.
Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Cut into pieces before tipping out onto a cooling rack and letting cool fully.