British Golden Syrup Flapjacks

In England, there is a snack/dessert called Flapjacks. These are very similar to granola bars but sweeter. You can mix any kind of add-ins you want, like chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruit, etc… or just eat them as is. Golden Syrup is where a lot of the sweetness comes from – it’s a cross between honey and maple syrup, imo. It’s delicious and I’d eat it by the spoonful if it was PC. 🙂

Back to the Flapjacks – these hold up really nicely if wrapped up individually. They’re great snacks to eat throughout the week and we try to always have some on hand when we go for walks. The kids just love them! I secretly do, too!

What do you like mixing into your flapjacks? Let me know in the comments below!

British Golden Syrup Flapjacks

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup (250 grams) old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (125 grams) unsalted butter, plus extra for the tin
  • 1/2 cup (125 grams) light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons golden syrup (or honey)
  • Optional: add in any additions like chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, etc…


  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Put the oats, butter, sugar and golden syrup in a food processor and pulse until mixed – be careful not to over mix or the oats may lose their texture. If adding in any mix-ins, gently stir them.
  2. Lightly butter an 8×8 baking tin and add the mixture. Press into the corners with the back of a spoon so the mixture is flat and score into 12 squares. Bake for around 15 mins until golden brown. Enjoy!

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