Easy Homemade Flapjacks recipe!
Today’s post, if the title didn’t give it away, is a recipe for super easy, budget friendly, kid approved, homemade flapjacks!
For my American followers, flapjacks are what are often referred to as ‘oat bars’ on your side of the world. According to Wikipedia, that is, I don’t actually know this stuff!
Now I’ve never liked flapjacks, in fact I’d go as far as to say I hated them. I’ve never eaten a flapjack that hasn’t repulsed me! Well, at least until these ones!
Willow and I were bored one day and I’d forgotten to make my overnight oats, trying to eat oats at least once a day, I decided the best way to get some into my tummy that day was to make some flapjacks, I was prepared to stick with NOT enjoying them, just to have my daily intake of oats, and it served as a great way to entertain Willow for a bit.
This recipe is 100% child friendly, Willow loved making them. And there’s hardly any clean up involved at all. Yay for that!
Here’s the ingredients you will need to make these easy homemade flapjacks;
- 250g Rolled oats
- 125g Butter
- 90g Muscovado sugar
- 2.5 TBSP Golden Syrup
- 1 TSP Chia seeds (optional)
you will also need a microwaveable bowl, a wooden spoon, some greaseproof paper and a baking tray.
We used Tesco value rolled oats, ASDA baking butter, Tesco muscovado sugar, Lyle’s golden syrup and chia seeds from Home Bargains.
Here’s the method for making these easy homemade flapjacks;
- Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
- Weigh out all your ingredients.
- Place the butter in a large microwaveable bowl and heat for 2 minutes. If it starts to ‘pop’ take it out and give it a stir. (We used a 700W microwave, if yours has more power, it’s likely you won’t need to melt it for so long. Keep your eye on it and stop melting it when it has reached liquid state and is hot.)
- Add in all of your dry ingredients.
- Add in the golden syrup.
- Mix it altogether until all the oats are covered and everything is ‘sticky’.
- Cover your baking tray with some greaseproof paper, making sure that the whole tray is covered. We used a sheet much bigger than the tray to make sure none of the mixture touched any of the actual tray.
- Transfer all of the oat mix onto the tray and flatten with the back of a spoon. (ours was about half a centimetre thick once spread out)
- (optional) Personally, I decided to use a second sheet of greaseproof paper and place it over the top of the oats to make sure it was all even and pushed into the corners of the tray. If you decided to do this, make sure you take this off before putting the tray into the oven.
- Place the tray onto the middle shelf of your oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until browned.
- Once they’ve finished baking, take them from the oven and place them somewhere to cool down.
- Once cool, cut into the amount of pieces you want and serve!
They go down very nicely with a fresh cup of tea!
I loved these flapjacks, like seriously, I couldn’t stop eating them. I was so surprised at how tasty they were, I know I made them and I’m biased, but seriously, for someone who’s never ever enjoyed a flapjack in her life – I was scoffing them like they were going out of fashion!
Chia seeds are a great source of fibre, protein and omega 3 – without getting into too much detail, I ate so much, I REALLY felt the benefits of eating more fibre 😳
Initially I thought the success I had with these was pure fluke and decided to make another batch and take them to my weekly group. Even my baker buddy was impressed – “they’re like, dry, but not, they’re really nice, I like them!” – coming from my friend who can bake like a cake-boss!
Willow LOVED making them, she did initially refuse to eat them but when she saw her dad and I, and my In-Laws enjoying them, she came around and fell in love with them too.
We all loved them, and if you decided to use this method to make your homemade flapjacks, I hope you and your family love them too!
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