Everyone and their mother seems to be baking banana bread, but since I hate bananas, I made flapjacks instead! I’m not a big baker but I do like easy, low maintenance recipes, especially when it’s not easy to pop to the shops. So, enter flapjacks. You can knock these ingredients together in literally five minutes, and be eating them 20 minutes later!
Now, this is just my simple, basic flapjack recipe, but it’s also SO easy to switch up. I love adding in apples and cinnamon, dried fruits, even a few handfuls of Frosties if I’m after a super sweet treat! I use cup measurements because honestly, it’s easier than faffing with scales! My cup measures are from Anthropologie and so blooming cute.
So, you will need:
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 golden brown sugar – the lighter the sugar, the crisper the flapjack will be!
- 1/4 cup golden syrup
- 2 and 1/3 cups oats – I use gluten free ones!
- A pinch of salt.
It’s as simple as melting the butter, sugar and golden syrup together on a low heat in a heavy base pan. Try not to turn the heat up too high and stir constantly so the sugar doesn’t burn. Once it’s all melted, mix in the oats and a little pinch of salt, combine thoroughly so every oat is coated in syrupy mixture. Empty out into a lined pan, and pop in the oven on 175c for 20 minutes. When you take the mixture out it shouldn’t have set, and should be a soft golden brown on the top. Score your cut lines into the flapjack and then leave to cool and firm!
Best eaten with a cup of tea, or better yet, a gingerbread latte!