Easy quick Chewy flapjacks with golden syrup is my absolute favourite flapjack recipe. The prep time is just 5 minutes and the flapjacks always come out nice and chewy. They are also not too dry and stick together well. These are great for a sugary treat in packed lunches or as an after school snack. I make 12 flapjacks from this recipe, but you can cut them smaller if you like.
For a bit of variety, you could also add some mixed seeds such as pumpkin or sunflower seeds along with the dried mixed fruit.
Golden syrup, sugar and dried mixed fruit can all be bought Fairtrade, which is a great direct way to help some of the world's poorest farmers and ensure they get paid a fair price for their produce. Flapjacks are also a great way to reduce food waste. The crumbs at the bottom of cereal boxes that no one wants to use up can be saved and added to a flapjack recipe for a bit of extra crunch!
To line the baking tray, I like to use a re-usable oven liner to avoid waste. Just wash in hot soapy water and you can use it again and again.
I find these are best stored in the fridge so that they stay firm. You can also store them in an air-tight container in a cupboard but they will break apart more easily. They will keep for 10 days.
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Easy Chewy Flapjacks with golden syrup
- 25cm x 35cm backing tray
- Greaseproof paper or reusable oven liner
- 250 g unsalted butter organic
- 225 g golden syrup organic, fairtrade
- 75 g muscovado sugar organic, fairtrade
- 375 g oats organic
- 100 g dried mixed fruit organic, fairtrade
- Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4 & melt the butter in a large saucepan over a low heat
- Stir in the sugar and syrup and turn off the heat
- Stir in the oats and dried mixed fruit
- Line a baking tray roughly 25cm x 35cm with greaseproof paper or a reusable oven liner and tip the mixture in. Spread it evenly using the back of a spoon, ensuring you spread right up to the corners of the tray. Cook in the oven for 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool. Once cool store in the fridge then when it is hard, it can be cut up into squares.
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