Nutty Flapjacks

I know flapjacks are one of those things that people tend to love or hate. I used to be part of the latter group. I always found flapjacks to be dry and just ‘too much’. I can’t explain it better than that. I like mine to be slightly crumbly, soft and light.

Then one day, after having mistakenly bought a ridiculous amount of oats, I decided to give them a go and see if homemade flapjacks would change my mind about them.

I don’t want to blow my own trumpet but these flapjacks are gorgeous. I always add dates to them, it gives them an amazing toffee flavour, and whatever type of nut I have available. As I still had some walnuts – you will be glad to hear that they are gone now, so it is safe to say that there will not be recipes with walnuts for a while! – I added them to the mix too. Worked a treat.

So if you aren’t a fan of hard and dry flapjacks, try this. You never know!

adapted from bbcgoodfood cookbook


250g oats
140g golden syrup
50g light muscovado sugar
175g butter
100g dates
75g walnuts

Preheat oven at 180C/160C fan

Put the dates in a pan with enough water to cover them. Cook until they become soft. Drain and set aside. Chop when cooled.

Chop your walnuts and set aside.

In a pan melt the butter, syrup and sugar until it all dissolved.

In a bowl add the oats, the chopped walnuts and dates. Pour the melted butter/syrup mixture and stir in so that all oats are coated and ingredients well mixed.

In a lined baking tray, pour the mixture and spread evenly. Bake for 20-25 min (if you prefer your flapjacks harder leave it for a while longer).

Remove from the oven and leave it to cool in the tray for a few minutes. Once cooled slightly cut your squares – big or small is up to you!

Leave to cool completely before removing them from the tray.
I love these flapjacks. How do you like yours?


7 thoughts on “Nutty Flapjacks

    • I think it could actually, the consistence is similar, let me know how it takes it if you do! Should be nice!


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