Fantastic Flapjacks

I’ve put this in my “store-cupboard cookery” section of the blog. I know that you might not be as weird as me and have porridge oats and nuts hanging about in your store-cupboard, but hear me out. This is either a great flapjack recipe where you can use up random things from your baking cupboard, or a really adaptable baking idea which allows you to go and buy whatever is cheap and cheerful or on offer and incorporate it into a basic recipe!

Fantastic Flapjacks

Here’s how it works, and hopefully this will encourage you to adapt your own recipes too!


  • 135g butter
  • 120g light brown sugar (or other sugar if you don’t have any!)
  • 2 tbsp honey or golden syrup (I prefer the latter)
  • 45ml double cream (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 280g nuts, seeds or/and dried fruits (e.g. pistachio, flaked almonds, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, chopped hazelnuts….)
  • 160g porridge oats (or part replace oats with desiccated coconut)

Melt the butter, sugar & honey together in a pan, bring to the boil. Add the cream & vanilla if you’re including them, cook for another minute stirring everything together.

Mix all the rest of the dry ingredients (nuts, berries, oats, etc.) in a bowl, then pour over the melted butter mixture and stir everything together.

Finally all you do is bung it in a greased/lined/silicone tin, and bake at 170 degrees C for about 12-15 minutes. The important thing with flapjacks is taking them out while they’re still soft – they’ll firm up as they cool, and we all love uber-gooey flapjacks!

Fantastic Flapjacks

These are so good, and they almost feel healthy too! My version included a ‘Berry & Seed Mix’ i bought from the Co-op, plus half a bag of flaked almonds I found in my baking cupboard, and I didn’t include any cream as I didn’t have any. YUM! These are really too good to share. I almost didn’t put them on the blog in case my friends want some. That’s how selfish I am good they are. Make these. Seriously. And make your own version! What’s that… I’ve had too much coffee today? Rubbish….
Fantastic Flapjacks
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