Flapjacks – Easy and Yummy

Friday began my familiar tirade of healthy eating, which has of course begun a few times but somehow I get distracted by various new chocolate based ideas, somehow.. Anyhow, despite my eager claims of no more rubbish, I felt the need to bake something, and I know I always have an eager crowd that will happily take any baked treats off my hands. As I eyed up my ingredients press, I noticed a forlorn packet of jumbo oats sitting in the corner, a remnant from my ‘I will eat porridge, I will eat porridge’ attempts. (Note – the attempts have been reinstated, I’m getting there!). Well instantly I knew- Flapjacks. I am most certainly a fan of oats when they are covered in sugar, butter and syrup. This is my go to recipe, I’m really happy with it. I made them plain, but you can add anything you like – chocolate chips, raisins, apple (I like apple flapjacks with cooking apples, nice tartness!), dried fruit, nuts, anything you wish!

For those of you doing weightwatchers that would like a treat – I divided this mixture into 20 for 4 propoints each. (Worked it out by pointing each ingredient and adding up, divided by 20 portions)

You will need

  • 10 oz oats (I used Fla-haaaaa-vins jumbo oats)
  • 5 oz butter
  • 5oz brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons golden syrup

Thats it! Really 🙂

  1. Preheat your oven to about 160 degrees. Grease and line a tin – I actually used 2x 8 inch square tins which worked out nicely.
  2. Warm up your butter in a pan until it starts to melt. I wait until it starts to melt because I don’t want the sugar to burn on me! Add the sugar and golden syrup and stir it round until all melted and mixed up.
  3. When it’s melted, stir in your oats, give it a good stir around and make sure all the oats are covered.
  4. Tip into your greased and lined tin, pop them in the oven and back until golden – about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Now I make life easy on myself, and when I take out the oats I don’t cut them to shape, but I use a blunt greased knife to press down as if partly cutting and make a track in the tin… Wow that is hard to explain.. Then I let them cool in the tin, tip them out, and break them apart along the lines.
  6. Enjoooy

I brought this batch to the beaut.ie meetup on Saturday, where I met some of the nicest people and had some great chats. Have to say it was the loveliest way to spend a Saturday afternoon, and I hope we’ll do it again soonish! Next time I shall make a double batch of flapjacks, or a triple even. I think they ran quite short unfortunately. But I hope anybody that got some enjoyed them!

4 thoughts on “Flapjacks – Easy and Yummy

  1. You were so good to bring these to the meet up, they were delish! Think I will have to whip up a batch later.

    Lovely to meet you, hope we get to have another gathering soon.


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