Extra soft and chewy flapjacks. A great British tradition of oatmeal, butter, sugar, and syrup all mixed together and baked in the oven. Delicious as a snack. Even better as a quick grab and go breakfast bar. Yum!
Now, I know that those of you reading this from across the pond will say “Hang on! Flapjacks are pancakes! What’s this oatmeal flapjack thing?”. I get you. Honestly, I do. The UK and North America (NA) have many similar phrases or words for different things. For example, the UK has trainers where NA have sneakers. NA has pants where pants in the UK are underwear. And so on. In fact, many are quite funny. Try this link and I bet you’ll laugh out loud at a few… ▶
Either way, this FLAPJACK recipe ???? is delicious and I highly recommend you give it a go. Let’s make some…
1. Gather the ingredients together
As I said, 4 ingredients only. Oats, butter, light brown sugar, and syrup. Easy…
The ingredient measurements are listed in the printable recipe below and make 9 good sized flapjacks. If you need more, or less just scale up or down as required.
2. Make the extra soft and chewy flapjack mixture
The first thing to do when making the extra soft and chewy flapjack mixture is to soften the butter. Room temperature will work but I always melt the butter in a microwave or over a stove. While doing this also turn the oven on to preheat at 200C / 180C Fan / 400F.
With the butter melted add all ingredients to a bowl or food processor.
If using a food processor then use the pulse blend function. The ingredients only need to be mixed together and not smashed up. A bowl and stirring spoon will also work just as well.
3. Form the extra soft and chewy flapjacks
Once the mixture is made grease a 20cm by 20cm, or equivalent baking tray.
Now, tip the flapjack mixture into the tray.
Using a spoon, spread the mixture such that it covers the whole tray and press down all over.
4. Bake the flapjack and serve
Finally, place the baking tray in the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes. Once baked the top will go a slightly darker golden color.
Leave the flapjack to cool for around 10 minutes and then tip out of the tray and cut into whatever size portions you like. I cut mine into 9 but you can easily make many bite-size pieces to nibble on whenever you fancy.
And that’s all there is to it foodie folks! Delicious extra soft and chewy flapjacks. A great grab and go breakfast bar or just a cheeky snack when you fancy a nibble. Very easy to make and a great way to introduce the kids to the kitchen. Yum!
I do hope you enjoyed this post and give it a go. This really is a simple recipe. If you’d like to be kept up to date on all of The Yum Yum Club’s new recipes and news why not sign up for our newsletter at the top of this page. Otherwise, you can follow us on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram by clicking the link.
As always, many thanks for reading and until next time… Steve.
5. Nutritional values
6. Printable recipe
Extra soft and chewy flapjacks. A traditional Britsh cookie of oatmeal and maple syrup. Only 4 ingredients and simple to make. Get the kids to help! Yum!
- 3 cups dry oatmeal / porridge oats Metric 250 grams
- ½ cup butter, softened Metric 125 grams
- ⅔ cup light brown sugar Metric 125 grams
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
First, gather the 4 ingredients together.
Soften the butter. Room temperature is fine but if you can melt the butter this will be even better.
Preheat the oven to 200C / 180C Fan / 400F.
Add the ingredients to a food processor.
Pulse blend just until the ingredients have mixed together.
Use some extra butter to grease a 20cm x 20cm or equivalent baking tray.
Tip the oatmeal mixture into the baking tray.
Spread the oatmeal mixture to fill the baking tray and press down with a spoon.
Place the baking tray in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
Once baked remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before cutting into 9 biscuits.
Eat when ready or keep in a sealed container for up to 5 days. Yum!
These flapjacks are deeeeelicious! So easy to make and they smell heavenly while baking! I added a little bit of maple extract to the melted butter and maple syrup just to enhance the maple flavour! Steve you are right! I will share some flapjacks with my neighbour, but these goodies will be gone by midnight! Thanks for sharing a nice recipe!
Many thanks Elly. You are very kind. I’m so glad you enjoyed them. Or should I say, enjoying them! Yum!
These are amazing!! Great recipe! Very easy yet so yummy:)
Many thanks Ellie, I’m really glad you enjoyed them!!
I have made these several times and the result is never chewy. The result is much more like granola. The recipes I see online are all very much the same with butter, brown sugar, golden syrup or maple syrup, and oats. Why do mine so consistently come out dry?
Hi Terry, I’ll be honest and say that these should be soft and chewy. Maybe try adding more syrup. Sometimes a tablespoon can mean different things to different people and syrup is difficult to measure this way. Also, don’t bake for too long. The edges only just need to start browning. Regards, Steve.