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Scrumptious Vanilla Flapjacks

Scrumptious flapjacks

I searched high and low over the years for the perfect flapjack recipe, soft and a little crumbly but not to much. Basically I have made many a “Mum too chewy ones or Mum my flapjack just crumbled every where ones” so was thrilled to find this really simple recipe over at Carols My Dish.

In the Over a Cuppa style it’s had a few tweaks but I have made these 5 times all with lots of thumbs up results and they are a little less messy to prepare, so even better.

Preheat oven at 180 deg C /350 deg F /gas mark 4

Lightly grease a Swiss roll tin.

9oz /255g Rolled Oats
4.5oz / 128g Soft brown sugar (my twist) or castor sugar fine
4oz /113g Butter
2 tablespoons Golden Syrup
3 tablespoons Natural Vanilla Extract or essence

1. Put the rolled oats and sugar into a bowl and give a good mix

2. Place butter in a covered bowl and microwave on high for 45 seconds.

3. Mix golden syrup into the melted butter (while butter is still hot), then stir in vanilla extract or essense.

4. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together thoroughly.

5. Place mix into the tin and smooth down with fork.

6. Pop in the middle of the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

7. Leave to cool for a few minutes then mark out. I usually do 12-16.

8. Leave to cool completely, then using a fish slice or similar remove from tin.

These really are perfect the way they are, but of course you could add raisin, sultanas or seeds for extra healthyness or if your feeling naughty add chocolate chips.

Sneaky mum tip: If your children love this recipe, you could next time your making them add some ground up seeds for a extra omega boost.

These yummy flapjacks are ideal for packed lunches and are a great energy boost.
I store mine in a tin with greaseproof paper to prevent them sticking together, I also wrap them in greaseproof paper for the children’s packed lunches so they can unwrap them and have a mini plate.

These are so easy to make it’s worth making a batch when you have the oven on for your dinner.

Enjoy your baking.


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6 Responses to "Scrumptious Vanilla Flapjacks"

  1. Old Fashioned Mummy says:

    Sound yummy, another of your scrummy recipes for me to try, thanks!

    1. Ali says:

      You will enjoy them and no messy saucepans, even better !!!

  2. Cam says:

    So when are you going to make us some more!!!

    1. Ali says:

      Perhaps some for the weekend, although being Mothers day (the day I get away with doing nothing!!!) I am not quite sure ;)

  3. Old Fashioned Mummy says:

    At last, a year on, having been nudged by your tweet of this post I’ve finally made these flapjacks and know that I have been missing out for the past year! Delicious, microwaving the butter makes them easy to do with the kids, we added glace cherries and they are a great success, thumbs up from both kids and Daddy :-)
    Just one query – do you really use 3 tablespoons vanilla? We went with 3 teaspoons.

    1. Ali says:

      So glad you made them and yes I usually and add 3 tablespoons of vanilla, it’s a bit extravant isn’t? But if they are yummy with 3 teaspoon then stick to that and save your vanilla for something else :-) It is so much easy melting the butter in the microwave and adding the sugar to the oats stops them from being over chewy. Luckily there are still some in the tin as typing this is making me hungry. Thanks for letting me know how you got on and cherries sound great, will try.

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