Saturday, 20 August 2011

Basic Flapjack Recipe

This is a perfect recipe for students, very cheap, very tasty, and the perfect dish to help you make friends during freshers week!

It's extremely versatile so you can add any extras - fruit if you're feeling healthy, chocolate if you're feeling naughty, and much much more!

So put the kettle on and whack some flapjacks in the oven!

Basic Flapjacks


200g porridge oats
100g flour
100g butter
100g sugar (use brown sugar if you can for a lovely caramel flavour!)
(Popular things to add to the mix include raisins, chocolate chips and raspberries.)

Weigh out all of your dry ingredients and add to a big bowl. Make a well (a.k.a. a dip) in the middle.

Melt the butter in a pan and add the sugar. Keep the heat low and let the sugar slowly melt into the butter.
Pour this into the well in the middle of the dry ingredients and mix together. Add any extras now!

Pour the mix into a tin lined with greaseproof paper and cook in an over for 25mins at gas mark 6.
When they come out of the oven cut them into 6 while still in the tray. Leave them in the tray to cool and set. Then serve!

This recipe is not only yummy but really cheap. As a student I live off of porridge (and soup) in the winter as they are cheap, easy, and warm!!! But come the summer, I often have half a giant bag of porridge oats left over...that is where this recipe comes in handy!

So how much does this tea-time treat cost?

Pricing (based on Asda’s cheapest unless otherwise specified):

Oats 15p, flour 9p, butter 22p, (silver spoon) sugar 13p

Total = 59p!

If cut into 6 decent size squares that’s less than 10p a flapjack!!



  1. These look great, I'm a huge fan of flapjacks! What kind of oats did you use? I read before that different kinds of oats (jumbo or rolled) affect the texture of the flapjack - whether it's chewy or crispy. I can never remember which way round it is though!

  2. I love flapjacks too :D I was hoping to convince myself thye were healthy by adding fresh fruit but then couldn't resist dipping them in chocolate!

    These were made with rolled oats and were relatively chewy :)



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