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 ;)
I take 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 world. Fact.
The Best Flapjack Recipe in the Whole Wide World – Ever!
Are flapjacks good for you?
OK, so flapjacks aren’t the healthiest option, however as an occasional treat they are damn delicious! They are a high energy food, and perfect for taking camping or hiking.
There is also talk of whether dried fruit is good for you, but this article suggests that unsweetend, dried fruit does indeed pack a big nutritional punch.
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. It 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 and love them as much as we do, why not give my other favourite bakes a go to?
If you fall head over heels with these little beauties too, please be sure to share a pic with me on social media. Or leave a comment below letting me know what you and your family think of my date flapjack recipe!
PS I love this recipe sooooo much that I made a little video showing you just how easy it is to make ;) If you like it, please hit the thumbs up & subscribe!
- 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.