Classic buttery flapjacks recipe

Few things are as easy to make - or as delicious to eat - as flapjacks. These classic buttery flapjacks are the original and the best.

Makes 10-12 bars
Takes 15 minutes to make and 20 minutes to bake


  • 150g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 275g rolled oats


How to make classic buttery flapjacks

1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/fan170°C/gas 5. Grease and line a shallow 20cm-square tin with baking paper.

2. Put the butter, sugar and syrup into a small pan over a low heat and stir until the butter has melted. Stir in the oats. Press the mixture into the tin and bake for 20 minutes, or until just golden at the edges.

3. Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes. Cut into bars in the tin. Cool completely before turning out and cutting again with a sharp knife.

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Nutritional Information

Per serving:
Per flapjack (based on 10): 253kcal
14.9g fat (8.8g saturated)
3.1g protein
28.3 carbs
9.8g sugar
0.3g salt

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Contributed by delicious. magazine

Contributed by delicious. magazine

Monday 04 October 2010
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