Yummy Flapjacks….


250g/9oz.       Butter (unsalted) or dairy free alternatives such as soya spread or coconut butter

100g/3.5oz.     Soft brown sugar or two ripe bananas

100g/3.5oz.     Honey/agave/maple syrup or golden-syrup

450g/15oz.       Oats

To add variety add 100g/3.5oz of dried fruit, nuts, seeds (Whole or ground) or chocolate chips, chopped apples etc.



  • Preheat oven to 190C/106C fan/375F/Gas5.  Line a 28x18cm baking tray.
  • Place butter, sugar, honey into a saucepan and stir over a gentle heat until melted. (If using the alternative of bananas add these later with the oats.)
  • Stir in the oats and fruit/nuts/seeds etc if being added.  Spoon mixture into the tin, pressing down well.
  • Bake for 20-25mins until lightly brown on top.
  • Leave to cool for 5 mins, then cut into fingers or squares.


This was a favourite of mine as a child that my Nanny used to make. I must admit that her recipe was rather sugar laden so I have adapted the ingredients slightly.  You can be really flexible with this recipe by chosing vegan options for the butter and reducing the sugar levels, by using ripe bananas and going for honey or agave instead of golden syrup.   Adding dried fruit or perhaps the odd apple that has gone past its best is a great way to add sweetness too.  Including nuts and seeds also adds important protein which along with the oats do buffer the sugar.  Have these as a tasty treat with a cuppa or as a pre work out snack.   A fun thing to make with the kids too as they can add the extras they like, which could also be peanut butter as another alternative to the sugar.  


Enjoy …….