Simple Flapjacks

Flapjacks is a bit of a confusing name for this delicious slice. Some people use that word for pancakes, and other people know all about this delicious crunchy oaty buttery treat.

oat flapjacks on wooden chopping board

This has been a favourite recipe for many years. At picnics it disappears very quickly, at my market stall I get complaints if I do not bring it along. When I want to make something really quick and simple for a treat, this is often what I turn to. Just three ingredients and some very easy steps.


450g (16oz) oats (either rolled oats, quick oats, or oats milled on the medium setting of a grain mill)

350g (12oz) salted butter

250g (9oz) coconut sugar or rapadura


Melt butter. Thoroughly mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.

Press mixture into a lined pan around 10”x15” (26x40cm) in size.

Bake for around half an hour at around 180ºC, until bubbling and caramelised.

Allow to fully cool, then cut into slices. Can be stored in a tin for a couple of weeks if needed.

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