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Best Flapjack Recipe in the Whole Wide World. Ever

The Best Flapjack Recipe in the Whole Wide World – Ever

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16


  • 225 g dried dates destoned & chopped
  • Splash of water or orange juice
  • 175 g butter
  • 75 g sugar
  • 3 tablespoon Golden Syrup or honey
  • 350 g oats
  • 1.5 teaspoon mixed spice


  1. Preheat the oven to 190
  2. Heat the dates and water/juice gently (lid on) for 5 minutes until soft enough to mash with the back of a fork.
  3. In a large pan, melt together the butter, sugar and golden syrup.
  4. Tip in the oats and mixed spice and mix until the oats are evenly coated.
  5. Put half of the oaty mixture into a lined baking tin and firm down with the back of a spoon.
  6. Scrape on the date mix and squash that flat too.
  7. Finally top with the remaining oats and firm down well.
  8. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Cut into pieces before tipping out onto a cooling rack and letting cool fully.