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Flapjack Recipe

Flapjacks are one of the easiest desserts to make and they taste……delicious!  I am originally from the UK so for me a flapjack is an oaty and syrup treat which is incredibly moreish …especially so when still warm!

However, when I moved to Australia, I realised that lots of people think of pancakes as flapjacks!!  So, for those of you who are not quite sure what a flapjack is….this is the traditional flapjack recipe for you!

Flapjack Recipe

These flapjacks are crunchy on the top, yet chewy on the inside.  The only problem is you can’t stop at just one…so be warned if you want to make these!

You definitely don’t need to be a cooking wiz in the kitchen, as they consist of just a few ingredients and take literally 5 minutes to whip up.  They are supposed to be eaten cold…if you leave them long enough to go cold that is!

So would you like to know how to make this flapjack recipe?  Simple print off the recipe below and keep it somewhere safe!


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 200g Margarine
  • 2 Tablespoons Golden Syrup
  • 200g Sugar
  • 100g Oats
  • 100g Self Raising Flour
  • 150g Crushed Cornflakes


1. Melt the margarine and the golden syrup in a pan, but be careful not to overheat.

2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl.

3. Once the margarine and golden syrup are melted, pour into the dry mixture and mix together thoroughly.

4. Place the mixture into a well greased Swiss roll tin and bake in a moderately hot oven (375F, 190C or gas mark 5) for 15-20 minutes until the mixture is just firm.

5. Whilst still hot, cut into the desired shape, but leave in the dish until cool (but not cold). Remove onto a wire rack to finish cooling.

They may not be the most appealing dessert you have ever seen, but trust me…you won’t be disappointed if you try one!

Flapjack Recipe

Have you tried these traditional flapjacks before?  If not, have you been tempted to try them for the first time?  If you do, we would love to hear what you think of them!  Please drop a comment below.

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4 Responses to Flapjack Recipe

  1. Katrina@Young NASA Housewife September 5, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    This looks beyond yummy! Looking forward to trying this recipe! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Catherine Holt September 5, 2013 at 11:36 pm #

      Awesome, would love to hear what you think of them Katrina. They are my hubby’s favorite 🙂

  2. Devoted Sonriser September 6, 2013 at 3:06 am #

    Wow! I’m actually feeling like making some sort of treat today, and this looks so easy and good! I think I’ll try it. Do you think maple syrup would work instead of golden?

    • Catherine Holt September 6, 2013 at 9:13 am #

      They are soooo yummy! Hm…I have never used maple syrup for them, so I wouldn’t know sorry. They are pretty sweet and maple syrup is sweeter than golden, so they may be incredibly sweet? Also…maple is not as thick as golden, so they may not hold together as well! I guess you could give it a try and let me know?!

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